Millwall vs Birmingham City preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Millwall will be looking for their third straight victory when they host Birmingham City on Wednesday.

Birmingham will be looking to pick up their first win since 9th December as they sit 23rd in the SkyBet Championship table.

Team news

Millwall's January signing Maikel Kieftenbeld is facing a race against time to be fit to play against his former side. The midfielder came off at half-time in the 4-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday with a hamstring injury.

There are no fresh concerns for the visitors, Alen Halilovic returned to fitness in time for the Luton Town match, giving them a clean bill of health.

Predicted lineups

Millwall:

Bialkowski, Evans, Hutchinson, Cooper, Romeo, Woods, Williams, Malone, Thompson, Zohore, Bödvarsson.

Birmingham City:

Etheridge, Colin, Dean, Friend, Pedersen, San José, Sánchez, Halilovic, Gardner, Bela, Hogan.

Form guide

The hosts come into this fixture having won successive matches against Sheffield Wednesday and Reading. Before then they had only won one in their previous eight league matches. They currently sit in 14th, 10 points clear of the relegation zone where opponents Birmingham lie.

The Blues have had a torrid time this season. It is once again history repeating itself. They have not won a single game in their last 12 matches. It is understandable why they are currently second bottom. They keep conceding sloppy goals and in many matches do not offer anything going forward. Aitor Karanka was given the backing of the board last week before their crucial tie against Luton Town

The defence was worryingly shaky, as it has been for the large part of this season and the team were completely devoid of ideas going forward. Scott Hogan scored a brace against AFC Bournemouth in their game before Luton but had zero service in the game on Saturday. 

Ones to watch

Millwall: Scott Malone

The wing-back has had a great impact in the last few matches, grabbing a goal and an assist. He seems to be finding the perfect balance in this role as while he is dependable in defending, he is capable of creating great opportunities for his side as well as helping share the goal burden with his side's attacking players.

Birmingham City: Scott Hogan

Although he received zero service against Luton, Hogan should still be confident having netted twice against Bournemouth the weekend before. Currently, he seems like the only player who can lift Birmingham out of their current rut and pull them to safety. He just needs to be supported by his teammates who need to deliver and start getting some wins on the board.

How to watch

Millwall fans can purchase an iFollow pass for £10 and Birmingham fans can purchase a BluesTV pass for the same price.

The game is also being shown on Sky Sports via the red button feature.

Kick-off is at 7pm.

 

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