Millwall vs Cardiff City preview: Team news, predicted
lineups, ones to watch, how to watch
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Neil Harris returns to his old stomping ground as his Cardiff City side look to work their way back up the table after an inconsistent start to the season.

The Bluebirds have won just one of their last six games and were most recently beaten 1-0 at home to Bristol City in the Severnside derby before the international break.

Hosts Millwall are in the play-off pack but are winless in their last three games whilst also failing to find the back of the net in all three. The Lions drew 0-0 at Sheffield Wednesday in their last outing.

Team news

Forward Troy Parrott could be handed his league debut for Millwall this weekend. The Tottenham Hotspur loanee has been out of action with calf and ankle injuries so far this season but played just under 10 minutes as a substitute for the Republic of Ireland in midweek.

Gary Rowett could be without full back Shane Ferguson, who suffered a back injury whilst on international duty with Northern Ireland. Ferguson was left out of the squad for their game against Romania on Wednesday.

Creative man Lee Tomlin will be missing for the visitors as it is predicted that he will be on the side lines for a few months after undergoing a groin surgery. Defenders Greg Cunningham and Jordi Osei-Tutu are also still out with their respective hamstring and calf injuries.

Predicted lineups

Millwall (3-4-3):

Bialkowski; Hutchinson, Cooper, M. Wallace; Romeo, Woods, Leonard, Malone; J. Wallace, Smith, Bennett.

Cardiff City (4-2-3-1):

Smithies; Bacuna, Morrison, Nelson, Bennett; Pack, Ralls; Ojo, Wilson, Hoilett; Moore.

Ones to watch

Millwall have one of the best defences in the league and the joint most clean sheets this season, with six. The 6'5" frame of centre back Jake Cooper makes him a threat in both boxes, averaging over five clearances and over six aerial duels won per game this season. Cooper also has a goal to his name so far this season.

Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson appears to be a shrewd signing for Cardiff City, on the back of an impressive loan spell at AFC Bournemouth last season. The Wales international has registered two goals in his four starts under Neil Harris and was also on the score sheet for Wales on Wednesday, along with Cardiff teammate Kieffer Moore.

Previous meetings

There has not been a winner in the last five meetings between these two sides, including a 2-2 draw at The Den and a 1-1 draw at the Cardiff City Stadium last season. Jed Wallace scored a memorable free kick in Cardiff the last time they met.

How to watch

This game is a 3:00pm kick off and will be available to watch on both sides' respective 'iFollow' page for £10.

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