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Match preview | Millwall v Sheffield United

19 August 2016

Lions aim to bounce back to winning ways

Millwall boss Neil Harris will be looking for an instant and positive reaction from his players as The Lions aim to get back to winning ways at home to Sheffield United on Saturday (3pm).

Chopper could not hide his deep disappointment and frustration following Tuesday night's 5-1 thumping by Peterborough United - Millwall's heaviest defeat since suffering a 5-3 reverse in October 2015, ironically also at London Road.

The Lions' response on that occasion was immediate, with a 2-0 success against Northampton Town kick-starting an unbeaten run that reaped seven wins and two draws from their next nine games.

If it was possible then, a similar sequence of positive performances and results is not out of the question now - after all, prior to the blip at Peterborough in midweek, The Lions had won two and drawn the other match of their opening three fixtures this season and scored nine goals in the process.

By comparison, Saturday's opponents Sheffield United have yet to record a victory this season, and have not won a competitive League or Cup match since 19th April some seven games ago.

Chris Wilder's men have had a slow start to the new campaign with an opening day defeat at Bolton (1-0) followed by an early EFL Cup exit at the hands of Crewe Alexandra (2-1), a share of the spoils at home to Rochdale (1-1) and then a surprise 3-0 home reverse by Southend United on Tuesday night.

Both The Lions and Blades were among the bookies' early season favourites to finish in the top three of League One in 2016/17, but rather than projecting as far forward as the end of next April, Sky Bet have confirmed a few prices already for this weekend's meeting between the two rivals.

Harris' charges, who have won two of the their last three matches against Wilder's United, are 6/5 favourites with Sky Bet to get three points from Saturday's Den clash. 
 
All of Millwall's games so far have involved at least three goals and over 2.5 once more is on offer at even money with Sky Bet.
 
The Blades' poor start has them listed at 23/10 to collect all three points and the stalemate offered at the same price.

Tickets are on sale right up until kick-off at 3pm, but if you are unable to get to the game this weekend, don't forget that all the action will be covered with full match commentary on Lions PlayerHD from 2.50pm Updates are also available on the club's official Twitter account @MillwallFC.
 
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