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Northampton Town v Millwall - the stats

13 October 2016

Read our numbers guide to Saturday's game

Saturday's meeting between Millwall and Northampton will be the 88th encounter - and The Lions currently boast a win ratio of nearly 2:1.

The Lions have won 44 of the previous 87 meetings compared to 26 victories for The Cobblers, with the remaining 17 games ending in draws.

Millwall have reigned supreme in two of the last three matches during which Northampton have failed to register a single goal.

Historically the stats do heavily favour the team from SE16 and although The Cobblers have sealed victories in two of the last seven fixtures, they have both been in Cup competitions.

You have to go back to 23rd January 2007 to find the last time Town beat The Lions in a League game, and even then it was a result tinged in controversy.

Northampton's 3-0 success was the second time that the teams had met at Sixfields in the space of three weeks the 2006/7; on the first occasion rain forced the game to be abandoned just before the 70-minute mark with Millwall leading 1-0 thanks to a Poul Hubertz goal.

The Cobblers took full advantage when the match was replayed, and secured a League double over Millwall with three second-half goals.

Millwall and Northampton last locked horns during the 2015/16 campaign in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Second Round when Town were in League Two.

Late goals from Aiden O'Brien (71mins) and Lee Gregory (75mins) secured The Lions' passage through to Round Three of the competition.

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