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Match preview: Leeds United

21 March 2014

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's game at Elland Road

The Lions head to Leeds United on Saturday looking to upset the odds and secure a crucial away victory as Ian Holloway's men bid to move out of the Championship drop zone.

Ollie's take



View Ollie's full pre-match interview on Lions Player

Teams news

Millwall will be missing Shaun Williams, who starts a two-match ban after picking up his 10th booking of the season against Charlton Athletic. Defender Danny Shittu is set to miss the rest of the season with an achilles injury, whilst striker Jermaine Easter remains sidelined with a thigh problem. Fellow frontman Steve Morison is ineligible to face his parent club.
 


Midfielders Richard Chaplow (achilles) and Nicky Bailey (back) are also ruled out. Jimmy Abdou (flu) and DJ Campbell (hamstring) both return to the squad and could be involved at Elland Road.

Leeds boss Brian McDermott will hand a late test to midfielder Rodolph Austin as his side aim to prevent a third successive home defeat. Jimmy Kebe looks set to miss out once more.

Form

Leeds are sitting 14th in the Championship table on 44 points, 13 off the Play-Offs and 12 away from the bottom three.

Their home form has dipped recently and Brian McDermott's men have lost their last two outings at Elland Road to Reading (2-4) and Bolton (1-5), also losing 2-1 in their last fixture away at second-placed Burnley.

Millwall's away record this season has seen The Lions lose 11 of their 18 matches away from SE16, with the only victories at Charlton and Derby coming by virtue of a 1-0 margin.

Head-to-head

Saturday's fixture will mark the 30th match Millwall have played against Leeds United. The Lions have won 12 of the previous 29 meetings to United's 13. Four matches have finished all square. 

Live coverage

Full match commentary will be available on Lions Player from 2.50pm. You can also follow the action as it happens on The Wall and on the club's official Twitter account @MillwallFC

Betting

More a comprehensive list of odds on the game, visit Sky Bet

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