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Coventry City v Millwall - the stats

3 February 2017

All you need to know ahead of the trip to The Ricoh...

Millwall go in search of their 25th win over Coventry City when they travel to The Ricoh Arena in Sky Bet League One this Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

Locked at 24 victories each, The Lions and The Sky Blues will do battle with both sides needing three points for separate reasons.

City are on a wretched run of 13 games without a win and sit bottom of the League table, whilst Millwall are looking to go a tenth match unbeaten in their search to break into the Play-Off pack.

Earlier this season, Aiden O'Brien rescued a point for Neil Harris' side, as he cancelled out Marvin Sordell's opener in a 1-1 draw at The Den in September.

2015/16 was one The Lions would rather forget against The Sky Blues as, despite making the Play-Off Final, Tony Mowbray's men did the double over Millwall, winning 2-1 at The Ricoh Arena and 4-0 in the reverse fixture.

Shane Lowry's 66th minute strike handed The Lions their last three points against Coventry in April 2012, whilst a Darius Henderson double - accompanied by a Liam Feeney goal - acts as the club's last win on home soil in November 2011.

Lions captain Tony Craig will hold fond memories of a tie on the final day of the 2002/3 campaign - the defender scored his first goal on his debut in a 2-0 victory over The Sky Blues in a game that also saw Tim Cahill net.

Richard Sadlier's 90th minute winner gave The Lions a 3-2 win on a controversial afternoon in November 2001. That was the first meeting between the two sides in over a decade, with the last coming in 1989/90 - Millwall's first season in the top flight - as Tony Cascarino's 85th minute goal earned The Lions the victory after a 0-0 draw at Highfield Road earlier in the campaign.

The Lions may look to break a 90-year record this weekend - their joint-highest win came against Coventry in 1927, as Millwall demolished their opponents, winning 9-1 in a Third Division (South) clash.

We'd certainly take a repeat of that!

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