Boro v Lions down the years
Millwall's record at Middlesbrough doesn't make great reading with The Lions recording just three wins in their previous 22 visits prior to this Saturday's crucial clash.
Two of those victories, however, have come in the last three years although overall Boro have finished on top 13 times with the six remaining matches drawn.
This weekend marks the 49th match between Millwall and Middlesbrough. The Lions have won 17 of the previous 48 encounters to Boro's 20. Eleven matches have finished all square.
Overall there is not much to separate the two teams, certainly in recent years with The Lions winning two of the last five encounters, drawing one and losing the other two games. Boro won 2-0 last time out on Saturday 21st December 2013 thanks to goals from Emmanuel Ledesma and Albert Adomah, denying Millwall the chance to repeat their win 'double' of 2012/13 when The Lions beat Boro both home and away for the first time since the 1967/8 season!
When we last met home and away:
Saturday 23rd February 2013
Middlesbrough 1-2 Millwall
Boro: Steele, Amougou, Friend, McManus, Williams (Carayol, 46mins), Leadbitter, Bailey, Dyer (Miller, 46mins), McEachran, Emnes (McDonald, 69mins), Main. Subs not used: Ripley, Hines, Smallwood, Ledesma.
Scorer: Main (75mins)
Lions: Forde, Dunne, Shittu, Beevers, Osborne, Wright, Henry, Woolford, Abdou, Marquis, Afobe. Subs: M.Taylor, A.Smith, Malone, Trotter, N'Guessan, Tyson, Keogh.
Scorers: Friend (25mins, og), Woolford (40mins)
Saturday 21st December 2013
Millwall 3-1 Middlesbrough
Lions: Forde, Dunne, Robinson, Beevers, Malone, Trotter, Feeney, Woolford, Abdou (Keogh, 73mins), Morison, McDonald (Easter, 62mins). Subs not used: Bywater, Shittu, Smith, Lowry, Moussi.
Boro: Given, Friend, Gibson, Ayala, Varga, Whitehead, Carayol (Ledesma, 32mins), Adomah, Smallwood, Emnes (Butterfield, 74mins), Main (Jutkiewicz, 84mins). Subs not used: Ripley, McManus, Reach, Arca.
Scorer: Ledesma (49mins), Adomah (89mins)