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Preview: Brentford v Millwall

20 March 2015

A look ahead to Saturday's London derby

Millwall make the short journey across London to face promotion-hopefuls Brentford at Griffin Park on Saturday (1pm).

Midweek results have left The Lions eight points from the Championship safety zone while Brentford sit in sixth and are just seven points from the automatic promotion places.

Millwall's allocation of 1,602 tickets for the big game have sold out and Lions fans travelling to Griffin Park will hope to see their side sign off for the international break with a much-needed win.

What the managers say

Mark Warburton: "Millwall are scrapping in the mix at the bottom and they will be fighting very hard. Neil Harris has come in and he has an outstanding reputation as the leading goalscorer at the club and they will want to play really hard for him. As always we are aware of the threat they pose and the challenge they are going to offer." Listen to more from Warburton on Bees Player.

Neil Harris: "It's a local derby so that brings the extra spice to the game. It's a good one for us with two teams looking for points for different reasons. There is lots for us to build from in the last couple of games and it's a big test going to Brentford. I look forward to seeing my players in that test." Watch Chopper's pre-match interview on Lions Player.

Team news

Millwall will once again be without captain Alan Dunne, who serves the second match of a two-game suspension following his tenth yellow card of the season, which he picked up in last Saturday's defeat to Bolton.

Paris Cowan-Hall (ankle) is sidelined and Nicky Bailey, whilst making good progress in overcoming a back spasm, is also unavailable.

Lee Martin (foot) and Carlos Edwards (knee) are also missing for The Lions.

Head-to-head

Saturday's game at Griffin Park will be the 63rd meeting between Brentford and Millwall.

To date it is The Bees who hold the upper hand in terms of head-to-head stats with 22 wins to 20 for The Lions, with the remaining 20 games ending in draws.

All but three of those matches have been in League action, where Brentford have 21 victories compared to Millwall's 19.

The reverse fixture earlier this season saw The Bees come away from The Den with a 3-2 victory but The Lions can take heart from their recent record at Griffin Park, where they are unbeaten in the last four visits.

Betting

Visit Sky Bet for a comprehensive list of odds on Brentford v Millwall.

Coverage

Unable to make it to Griffin Park? Full match commentary will be available from 12.50pm on Lions Player.

You can also follow the action as it happens via @MillwallFC, the club's official Twitter account. Have your say before, during and after the game by tagging your tweets with #BFCvMFC - Saturday's matchday hashtag. 


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