Match Guide: Millwall v Sheffield Wednesday

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Sheffield Wednesday head to Millwall having recorded just one win since the turn of the year. A few weeks ago a play off place was an outside ambition, but if form doesn’t improve they will be looking down.

POSSIBLE TEAMS

Millwall: Forde; Abdou, Dunne, Hooiveld, Harding; Tonge, Williams; Woolford, Fabbrini, O’Brien or Taylor-Fletcher; Gregory or Maierhofer.

Owls: Kirkland; Palmer, Lees, Zayatte, Helan; Lee, McGugan, Hutchinson, Semedo, Maguire; Keane.

PLAYER TO WATCH

Diego Fabbrini, capped once by Italy, has wowed Millwall fans with his silky skills and mazy runs. The 24-year-old is still searching for his first goal since arriving on laon from Watford but Lions boss Ian Holloway believes it is a matter of time before the forward starts finding the back of the net and assists. “He’s quite exciting and wonderful to watch,” said Holloway. “I’d pay to watch him myself to be honest because he’s been a breath of fresh air and can play in two or three roles.”

HISTORY LESSON

Owls are unbeaten in their last six meetings with Millwall, with the last three clashes finishing in draws. Magaye Gueye grabbed a last minute equaliser when the two teams last met in August, cancelling out Chris Maguire’s 57th minute opener. Given Millwall have not in their own backyard since October, Wednesday will fancy their chances of picking up a positive result at The Den. The Lions, sitting third-from-bottom in the Championship, have failed to win any of their last 10 matches on home soil.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

James Linington - The Newport whistler has taken charge of 27 matches this season, showing 71 bookings and eight red cards. Linington officiated Wednesday’s 1-0 triumph at Brighton and Hove Albion on the opening day of the season, sending off Andrew Crofts for a dangerous tackle on Sam Hutchinson.

BETTING

Millwall 7/4 Draw 2/1 Sheffield Wednesday 7/4

WORTH A PUNT?

Sheffield Wednesday to win and both teams to score is 11/2

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