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Bristol Rovers v Millwall - the stats

29 April 2017

Lions v Gas in numbers...

Millwall travel to Bristol Rovers this Sunday afternoon (kick-off 12noon) for their final game of the Sky Bet League One season.

The Lions will hope that it is not their last match of the 2016/17 campaign, however, as they chase a place in the Play-Offs for a shot at promotion to The Championship.

Neil Harris' side know that victory at The Memorial Stadium will guarantee a Semi-Final First Leg at The Den next Thursday night, but any other result may see Southend United or Rochdale replace The Lions in the top six.

Millwall will look to bounce back from two consecutive defeats to Fleetwood Town and Oxford United, but face a Rovers side unbeaten on their own patch in 12 games.

The Gas mathematically ruled themselves out of the race last weekend with a 4-2 defeat at Peterborough United, but will want to finish the campaign strongly in front of their own fans.

Sunday's meeting will be the 82nd between the two sides, with Millwall winning 27 of the previous 81 to Bristol's 30.

Of course, Lions fans will remember the reverse fixture this season with fondness, as Aiden O'Brien, Shaun Williams, Lee Gregory and Harry Smith were on target in a comfortable 4-0 Den victory.

The last meeting in BS7 went the way of The Gas as goals from Jeff Hughes (pen) and Chris Lines won the game for Bristol Rovers, however, Steve Morison and a Pat Baldwin own goal reversed the fortunes for The Lions at The Den in December 2009.

The extremely rare occurrence of a Jimmy Abdou double took place in April 2009, but it was all in vain as Rovers wrapped up a 4-2 win.

For The Lions to grab the victory that will secure a Play-Off place, they will have to win at The Memorial Stadium for the first time since April 1982 - Austin Hayes' 3rd-minute winning goal secured all three points on that occasion.

If you're not one of the 1,279 supporters heading west or one of the hoards attending the beamback at The Den this Sunday, tune in to the action on LionsPlayerHD from 2.50pm and follow the official Twitter account, @MillwallFC, for up-to-the-minute updates.

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