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Millwall v Scunthorpe United - the stats

31 March 2017

Saturday's numbers crunched...

Millwall take on Scunthorpe United this Saturday (kick-off 3pm) at The Den in a crucial Sky Bet League One clash.

Following a spirited performance in Tuesday night's 2-0 defeat at League leaders Sheffield United, The Lions are back in SE16 this weekend looking for a victory that could take them level with 6th-placed Southend United in the table.

The game could be billed as a six-pointer, with The Iron themselves harboring ambitions of promotion, currently sitting in 4th spot.

Millwall are currently unbeaten in 13 home matches and will look to extend that run against Graham Alexander's men.

The meeting will be the 23rd between the two since they first played one another in December 1951.

On that occasion, the score was goalless, but The Lions have since gone on to defeat their opponents six times, with Scunthorpe winning 11. There have been five draws.

Millwall will be gunning to net against The Iron for the first time in four games this weekend.

Earlier this season, a Paddy Madden double helped down Neil Harris' side in a 3-0 defeat, whilst in 2015/16, Gary McSheffrey and James O'Brien were on target in a 2-0 win for Scunthorpe at The Den. Meanwhile, Jordan Archer made his Lions League debut in a 0-0 draw at Glanford Park in August 2015.

The 2010/11 campaign saw Millwall complete the double - John Marquis' brace secured three points in a 2-1 win away from home for the Play-Off chasing Lions, whilst earlier that season, Steve Morison also added two goals in a 3-0 win - James Henry scored the other in a televised Den clash.

May 2009 perhaps sticks in the memory as the most memorable encounter between Millwall and Scunthorpe United.

Matt Sparrow handed The Iron a 6th minute lead in the League One Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium, before Gary Alexander turned the tie on its head in spectacular circumstances in three minutes shortly before the end of the first-half.

However, in the searing north London heat, it was to be Nigel Adkins' men that would take the glory, as Sparrow equalised in the 70th minute, before soon-to-be-Lion Martyn Woolford netted the winner five minutes from time.

The five-goal thriller is not the highest-scoring game between the two, though - in March 1966, Eamon Dunphy, Billy Neil (2, 1 pen) and Ken Jones were on target in a 4-4 draw.

Saturday's visit of The Iron is our Prostate Cancer UK focus match, with bucket collectors present around the ground.

With just three home games remaining this season, your support is more vital than ever as The Lions chase a place in the League One Play-Offs. Purchase your ticket by clicking here.

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