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Preview | Aston Villa v Millwall

A look ahead to Millwall's trip to Villa Park...

8 December 2017

Millwall will go in search of their first away win of the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship campaign as they take on Aston Villa this Saturday afternoon at Villa Park (kick-off 3pm).

Last weekend's 3-1 success over Sheffield United gave The Lions their first three-point haul in seven games and Neil Harris' side will now look to build on that as they head to Villa.

With the same squad to select from, the manager will perhaps have just one conundrum to solve in his starting XI at right-back.

Conor McLaughlin missed the win over The Blades through suspension, allowing Mahlon Romeo to step in and stake his claim by scoring Millwall's second goal.

Fred Onyedinma is set to miss out once more through injury, whilst Shaun Williams is nearing a return to first team action. Byron Webster remains a long-term absentee.

The two clubs will meet for the 32nd time this weekend and for the first time at Villa Park since a League Cup tie in October 1990.

On that occasion Villa ran out 2-0 winners, with The Lions' last victory B6 coming in November 1987, as Tony Cascarino and Les Briley were on target in a 2-1 win.

The most recent meeting came in the FA Cup in January 2013, on Millwall's run to the Semi-Finals, where they eventually lost to Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium. Darren Bent gave Premier League side Villa the lead, but The Lions equalised soon after through Danny Shittu. John Marquis scored a last-minute winner to send the club through to Round Four.

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Aston Villa Football Club have published an extensive guide for away fans ahead of this weekend's match.

Private vehicle parking:

All away fans are advised to park their private vehicles on off road car parks along Brookvale Road, B6 7DS. This will allow Millwall fans direct access to the stadium before and after the game without delay.

Pubs:

All pubs in Birmingham City Centre and the German Market will be happy to host Millwall fans pre-match.

Rail Travel:

There will be a special train for Millwall fans to Villa Park at 14.27 from Birmingham New Street Station to Witton Station. Post-match, there will be two special trains specifically for Millwall fans returning to Birmingham New Street - the first at 17.08 and the second at 17.17.

Access to Villa Park:

Millwall fans will be able to access the away turnstiles and entry to the stadium via Manor Road at the junction with Witton Road. For pre-match and post-match directions, please click the links.

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Millwall's allocation for the trip to Villa Park has SOLD OUT. If you missed out on a ticket or are unable to go, don't forget you can listen to live match commentary on iFollow Millwall from around 2.50pm. International subscribers can watch Saturday's action LIVE on iFollow. Click here for more details.

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Impressive Lions bag Villa Park point

Our take on goalless draw...

9 December 2017

Aston Villa and Millwall played out a goalless draw at Villa Park in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon.

The Lions will perhaps feel that should have taken all three points from B6, but will take huge comfort from a point - and clean sheet - on the road.

Boss Neil Harris made two changes from last Saturday's 3-1 victory over Sheffield United, both enforced, with Jordan Archer (illness) and Shane Ferguson (injury) making way for David Martin - making his Lions debut 24 hours after signing a new contract - and Aiden O'Brien.

The opening 10 minutes saw the ball at both ends repeatedly without either side mustering a shot on goal, however, shortly after, Keinan Davis put the first effort of the game over the crossbar.

Steve Morison's delicate lob sent Lee Gregory into a footrace with Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone on 14 minutes, but the stopper just beat the striker to the ball. Albert Adomah then curled over for the home side.

The Lions were in the game as the midway point of the first half appraoached, but could not find the final ball that would bring the opening goal. On 24 minutes, they nearly found it after Aiden O'Brien's through-ball found Jed Wallace, but the winger's powerful attempt was well met by Johnstone.

Davis was sent through on goal with 28 minutes on the clock, but an outstanding tackle by Jake Cooper prevented the hosts taking the lead.

The chances kept coming as on 32 minutes Millwall broke away from an Aston Villa corner, but a combination of Wallace and Ryan Tunnicliffe could not turn the ball home. Six minutes from the break, another breakaway involving the same combination and O'Brien saw poor decision-making allow the ball to fizzle into the arms of Johnstone.

With Villa Park growing restless, the 2,100 Lions fans packed into one corner were getting behind their side and showing their appreciation for what was a sterling performance - Morison tested Johnstone on 43 minutes, but the goalkeeper reacted well to save. O'Brien curled into the arms of the stopper as the 45-minute mark struck.

Millwall started the second half the brighter, with O'Brien shooting just over on 48 minutes. Martin watched an effort sail over his crossbar, before Tunnicliffe tried his luck with 53 minutes played. Morison volleyed into the lower tier on the hour-mark.

It was The Lions making the most of the chances as the second half wore on, with O'Brien once more testing the palms of Johnstone before substitute Jack Grealish forced Martin into a save.

In what was becoming a frenetic encounter, Millwall once more attacked through the duo of Gregory and O'Brien, but neither could convert a bouncing ball on the edge of the six-yard box.

The frame of the goal was found for the first time with 15 minutes remaining as Gregory's shot skimmed off the crossbar. The number nine again found himself on the end of an attack following Cooper's flick-on from Saville's free-kick, but his header was saved. Just seconds later, the striker again latched on to a header through, but his shot was saved.

Late on, Shaun Williams made a welcome return to action after a three-month lay-off through injury. That was the last real action of an afternoon in which The Lions may feel that should have taken three points from, but will perhaps gladly accept a point - one that backs up last Saturday's home win.

Aston Villa: Johnstone, Taylor, Samba (Elphick 78'), Chester, Whelan, Snodgrass (Grealish 59'), Lansbury, Onomah, Hutton (Elmohamady 70'), Adomah, Davis. Subs not used: Steer, Hogan, Hourihane, Bjarnason.

Booking: Whelan

Millwall: Martin, Meredith, Hutchinson, Gregory, Romeo, Wallace, Tunnicliffe, Morison (Elliott 81'), O'Brien (Williams 87'), Saville, Cooper. Subs not used: King, McLaughlin, Craig, Thompson, Twardek.

Booking: Saville, Wallace, Cooper

Referee: Andy Davies

Attendance: 29,628

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Ticket News

Tickets | Aston Villa v Millwall

SOLD OUT!

27 November 2017

Millwall travel to Villa Park on Saturday 9th December to meet Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship - and tickets are SOLD OUT!

COACH TRAVEL: Coaches will leave The Den at 10am. Coach tickets are priced at £22. These can be purchased by season ticket holders and members in person at the Ticket Office, online at www.millwalltickets.com or via the call centre on 0844 826 2004 and selecting option 2. All coaches operate a strict no-alcohol policy. No coach refunds.

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