Millwall vs Preston North End preview: How to watch, kick off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Millwall welcome Alex Neil's Preston North End to The Den on Tuesday evening in the Sky Bet Championship and the Lions will be looking to get back to winning ways.

The Lions' nine match unbeaten run came to an end as Barnsley edged past them 2-1 last time out and they will look to get back on track on Tuesday.

The visitors come into the game on the back of a win as goals from Scott Sinclair, Brad Potts and Ched Evans gave Preston a comfortable win last time out against Huddersfield Town at Deepdale.

  • Team news

Gary Rowett could again be without six first teamers when they play Preston as Connor Mahoney, Maikel Kieftenbeld, Ryan Leonard, Kenneth Zohore and Murray Wallace have all not featured since their injury problems. Jake Cooper could make a return as he closes in on his return to the squad after suffering a second shoulder dislocation of the season.

Alex Neil's side are struggling with injuries too as Declan Rudd, Patrick Bauer, Louis Moult, Billy Bodin, Sean Maguire, Paul Gallagher, Ryan Ledson and Liam Lindsay have all not featured since their respective injury problems.

  • Predicted lineups

Millwall (5-3-2)

Bialkowski, Romeo, Hutchinson, Pearce, Evans, Malone, Woods, Thompson, J.Wallace, Bennett, Smith.

Preston North End (4-2-3-1)

Iversen, Van Den Berg, Storey, Hughes, Cunningham, Whiteman, Browne, Sinclair, Potts, Gordon, Evans.

  • Ones to watch

Mason Bennett - Millwall

Mason Bennett scored the Lions' goal in their 2-1 defeat against Barnsley on Saturday. He signed on a permanent deal after a successful loan from Derby County in the summer.

Since signing for Millwall, he has scored three goals and contributed with two assists, and his pace and power will mean the Preston defence will have to be on their game to stop him.

Scott Sinclair - Preston North End

Scott Sinclair has been in fine form for Preston this season, he has  nine goals and three assists in the Championship this season.

The Ex Celtic man has been key to Preston's top ten finishes in recent years, and will be looking to get into double digits for goals this season.

  • Previous meetings

The last time the two sides met, it was the Lions who came out on top as they won 2-0 at Deepdale back in October as Jed Wallace and Kenneth Zohore sealed the victory for Millwall.

In the last five meetings it is Millwall who edge it winning three, with Preston winning the other two.

  • How to watch

Due to the current National Lockdown, there will be no fans in attendance when the sides meet at The Den. This means the game will be available on iFollow through Millwall and Preston's respective websites, with passes priced at £10.

The game kicks off at 19:00 GMT on Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

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