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2017/18 Sky Bet Championship preview: Lions lock horns with former Premier League names

The penultimate part of our preview...

5 July 2017

Millwall's Sky Bet Championship campaign takes a star-studded turn in mid-November as The Lions take on former Premier League sides Sunderland and Hull City within three days.

The trip to The Stadium of Light - the club's first since 2005 - takes place on 18th November, whilst on the 21st, the club welcome The Tigers to The Den.

A short hop west to Fulham will see The Lions' third London derby of the season at Craven Cottage on the 25th, with fellow promoted side Sheffield United visit south London on 2nd December.

Ahead of the new season, millwallfc.co.uk takes a look at all 23 of the sides The Lions will face in 2017/18, continuing with Sunderland...

Sunderland

Stadium of Light

Stadium: Stadium of Light

Manager: Simon Grayson

Sat Nav Post Code: SR5 1SU

Nearest Train Station: Sunderland

Last Meeting: Millwall 2-0 Sunderland - Sky Bet Championship - 5th November 2004

Lions' assistant manager David Livermore was on target the last time the two clubs met - one of 13 wins for Millwall over Sunderland.

Hull City

KC Stadium

Stadium: KC Stadium

Manager: Leonid Slutsky

Sat Nav Post Code: HU3 6HU

Nearest Train Station: Hull Paragon

Last Meeting: Millwall 0-1 Hull City - Sky Bet Championship - 2nd February 2013

Millwall have won two of their last three home games against Hull City, whilst both sides have scored on only one occasion in the last seven meetings.

Fulham

Craven Cottage

Stadium: Craven Cottage

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Sat Nav Post Code: SW6 6HH

Nearest Train Station: Putney Bridge (Underground - District Line)

Last Meeting: Millwall 0-0 Fulham - Sky Bet Championship - 21st February 2015

Millwall have won 14 of 42 meetings with the west London outfit - Martyn Woolford's solitary strike handed The Lions a famous win over The Whites at Craven Cottage on the second weekend of the 2014/15 campaign.

Sheffield United

Bramall Lane

Stadium: Bramall Lane

Manager: Chris Wilder

Sat Nav Post Code: S2 4SU

Nearest Train Station: Sheffield

Last Meeting: Sheffield United 2-0 Millwall - Sky Bet League One - 28th March 2017

The Lions have been victorious in their last two Den meetings with Sheffield United. They have 21 wins to their name in 51 historical meetings.


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