Millwall vs Fulham preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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EFL Championship leaders Fulham make the short trip to southeast London to face Millwall at The Den on Tuesday night. 

The Cottagers have started the season in emphatic fashion with an opening day 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough followed by a 5-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town.

The Lions have drawn both of their opening fixtures, drawing 1-1 against both Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers. Manager Gary Rowett will hope his side can break out against the league leaders.

Team news

Millwall welcomed back defender Jake Cooper on Saturday, but captain and center-back Shaun Hutchinson suffered a quad injury in training and is set to miss out against his former club. Right-back Mahlon Romeo is also sidelined.

New signing Harry Wilson is suspended after being shown a straight red card against Huddersfield with Ivan Cavaleiro his likely replacement while midfielder Tom Cairney and defender Terence Kongolo are still out.

Predicted lineups 

Millwall: Bialkowski; Ballard, Cooper, Wallace; McNamara, Kieftenbeld, Evans, Saville, Malone; Wallace, Afobe

Fulham: Gazzaniga; Robinson, Adarabioyo, Ream, Tete; Onomah, Anguissa; Cavaleiro, Carvalho, Decordova-Reid; Mitrovic

Ones to watch

Cavaleiro came on as a substitute against Huddersfield and bagged a pair of goals and his importance to the Fulham attack will be even greater with Wilson suspended. Bobby Decordova-Reid registered three assists in the rout of the Terriers.

Despite only two goals in their first two matches, the Lions have the firepower to keep up with the Championship's high-flyers. Jed Wallace scored against Blackburn with Cooper and Danny McNamara having plenty of chances.

Previous meeting

In their last matchup in February of 2020, the two teams played out a 1-1 draw. Aleksandar Mitrovic gave Fulham a third-minute lead after sliding home a Joe Bryan cross.

Millwall were controversially level after a Tom Bradshaw flick-on was stabbed home by Jon Dadi Bodvarsson despite the Norwegian appearing to be in an offside position.

Both teams had a chance to win it with Wallace hitting the post from the penalty spot for the Lions and Neeskens Kebano striking the crossbar in stoppage time for the Cottagers.

Fulham are unbeaten in their last six meetings against Millwall, conceding just two goals in that span.

How to watch

The match will be televised by Sky Sports with Sky Sports Go, ifollow Millwall and FFCtv providing online and streaming coverage. Kick-off set for 19:45 BST.