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Gillingham v Millwall - the stats

7 April 2017

All you need to know ahead of this Saturday's Kent trip...

Gillingham and Millwall will meet for the 99th time in a crunch Sky Bet League One encounter this Saturday at Priestfield (kick-off 3pm).

In similar vain to Tuesday night's trip to Shrewsbury Town, The Lions' trip into Kent has connotations at both ends of the League table, with The Gills struggling against relegation to Sky Bet League Two.

Neil Harris' outfit, however, have gone from strength to strength recently and currently sit level on points with 6th-placed Southend United, with just goal difference separating the two.

In the previous 98 meetings, it is The Lions that have the stronger grip on the fixture, with a half-century of wins dwarfing Gillingham's 27.

The last three matches between the two have gone the way of Millwall by a score-line of 2-1.

Earlier this season, Fred Onyedinma and Steve Morison helped The Lions towards three points in the Checkatrade Trophy Group Stage, whilst on 30th December, Lee Gregory and Onyedinma secured three Sky Bet League One points on a foggy Friday night in SE16.

Millwall supporters will also look upon their last trip to Priestfield with fondness, as, on the final day of the 2015/16 campaign, Gregory scored from the penalty spot eight minutes into added time to hand Harris' side the victory after John Egan had cancelled out Aiden O'Brien's opening goal minutes earlier.

Shaun Batt, Tony Craig, Danny Schofield and Harris were all on target in a 4-0 win over The Gills as Millwall marched towards the Play-Offs in April 2010, whilst a Darren Byfield hat-trick ensured the visitors would not be celebrating a 'Happy New Year' on New Years' Day 2007 - Chris Zebroski netted the other goal in a 4-1 victory.

Other notable wins over Saturday's opponents include a 4-1 success in January 1983 - a game which saw Dean Neal, Andy Massey, David Stride and Austin Hayes on the score-sheet - plus a 5-0 win in January 1956.

Over 2,000 Lions fans will be making the journey to Kent this Saturday. If you can't make the game, don't forget to listen to live commentary on LionsPlayerHD and follow the club's official Twitter account, @MillwallFC, for all the up-to-the-minute updates.

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