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Match preview | Barnet v Millwall

8 August 2016

Lions looking to continue winning start

Neil Harris takes his squad to The Hive for the first time on Tuesday night in the EFL Cup First Round aiming to mark Millwall's first ever visit to Barnet's new stadium with a first ever win too.

The Lions kicked off the new campaign with a solid 3-0 victory against Oldham Athletic thanks to goals from Lee Gregory (pen) and Aiden O'Brien in the first-half and a strike from defender Byron Webster seconds after the break.

It was the perfect manner in which to get the season underway, although boss Chopper will need little reminding that this time last year The Lions began the season with a 2-1 away win at Shrewsbury Town, only to slip up at home to Barnet in the Capital One Cup (now EFL Cup) just three days later.

The manager will be wanting to ensure that there is no 'second game syndrome' and keep the momentum going from the weekend as Millwall embark on a run of three successive games on the road, following up the Barnet Cup tie with matches at MK Dons this Saturday and then Peterborough United the following Tuesday.

Martin Allen's Bees produced a gutsy display in their League Two opener at Cambridge United at the weekend as they came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw when Alex Nicholls' sublime late strike cancelled out Pietro Mingoia's opener.

There was no place in The Bees starting XI for Graham Stack in that game, with the former Lions goalkeeper leaving Barnet last week to take up a fresh challenge of playing for Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League.

However another ex-Millwall player, Curtis Weston, is set to line up against The Lions on Tuesday night. Curtis, 29, remains the youngest ever player to have featured in the FA Cup Final having replaced Dennis Wise as a late sub in the 2004 Millwall v Manchester Final in Cardiff - he was just 17 years and 119 days old at the time!

If you fancy a flutter on Tuesday evening's game, Millwall are 23/20 with Sky Bet to win at full-time, while Barnet are available at odds of 23/10 to book their place in the Second Round draw at the end of 90 minutes. The Lions are 8/13 to qualify for the next stage of the competition with The Bees priced at 6/5.

There are a few match specials too, including Millwall to win 1-0 (13/2), 2-0 (9/1) and a repeat of Saturday's score against Oldham 3-0, (18/1) whilst Barnet are priced at 9/1, 16/1 and 40/1 respectively for the same scorelines.

All the action will be covered with full match commentary on Lions PlayerHD from 7.50pm with updates also available on the club's official Twitter account @MillwallFC.
 
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