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Millwall v Wycombe Wanderers - the stats

7 December 2016

Take a look at Wednesday night's game in numbers

There will probably be an air of confidence and expectancy in the Wycombe coach as it makes its way down the M40 towards The Den for Wednesday's Checkatrade Trophy Second Round tie.

The Chairboys are on a five-game winning streak and will still be buzzing from the 5-0 thumping they summarily handed out to Chesterfield in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday.
 
Okay, it isn't what connoisseurs of great footballing upsets would describe as a "giant-killing", but although Chesterfield are a team struggling in the lower reaches of League One, they still ply their trade in a higher echelon than the Chairboys and the win may well have whet Wycombe appetites for more League One scalps.
 
Having said all that, Neil Harris's boys also managed to find the net on five occasions in their last game, albeit against non-League opposition, so the Chairboys recent run of form is unlikely to intimidate or unsettle their League One opponents as the teams battle it out for a place in Thursday morning's Third Round draw.
 
In previous encounters there is little to separate the two sides with The Lions just shading the Buckinghamshire outfit by the merest whisker, winning seven and losing six of 17 meetings, with the remaining four ending in a draw.
 
Results have swung back and forth in recent encounters but it was Wycombe who headed home with their tails up after the last meeting, in the Emirates FA Cup, just over a year ago today.
 
It was back on 5th December 2015, to be precise, when some dogged defending and excellent work between the post by Lions keeper Jordan Archer kept the score-sheet 0-0 at the halfway mark.
 
Wycombe broke the deadlock in the 50th minute. A quick counter-attack caught The Lions off-guard and striker Paul Hayes was on hand to steer the ball home from close range, but their joy was short lived as The Lions struck back just eight minutes later. A poor clearance from the Wycombe area found Ben Thompson, and his thumping volley into the bottom corner - his first senior goal - gave Wycombe keeper Matt Ingram no chance.
 
Millwall pressed their advantage and the addition of Fred Onyedinma, coming on for Ed Upson, seemed to unsettle the Wycombe defence. But it was an off-the-ball incident that proved to be one of the most influential moments of the game. Onyedinma suffered a back injury which eventually forced him off the pitch in the 94th minute and it was in those dying moments, with Millwall down to 10 men and unable to get sub Alfie Pavey onto the pitch, that Wycombe struck the killer blow. A skirmish on the edge of the Millwall box led to the ball breaking loose on the left. Aaron Pierre and Sam Wood combined to set up Michael Harriman and he blasted home from close range.
 
However with confidence currently running high in the Millwall dressing room with a run of just one defeat in nine starts, Chopper will be hoping his charges can extend their statistical advantage - but without any injury time dramas this time round!

If you fancy a flutter on Wednesday night's game, Sky Bet are offering a number of match specials including Harry Smith, hat-trick hero on Sunday, to score first at 9/2, Aiden O'Brien - who has scored Millwall's final goal in the last two games - is 7/2 to be last goalscorer against Wycombe while Ben Thompson, who hit his first senior goal against The Chairboys, is 16/1 to score first or last.

A full list of prices is available here

Don't forget that tickets, priced just £5 adult and £1 U16s, are available right up until kick-off at the Millwall ticket office.

If you can't get along to the game, there will be full match commentary on Lions PlayerHD from 7.40pm. Click here for details

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