Our prediction for this Championship match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Reading and Swansea, Millwall will look to stay in the playoffs berth when they take on Huddersfield Town on Matchday 38. The Lions have been in a fine form of late, and it is no wonder the odds for home win have been dropping. With no fresh injury worries to report, Gary Rowett should field the same starting XI that defeated Swansea, but all Billy Mitchell, Mason Bennett, Callum Styles, and Tyler Burey continue to miss out with injuries.
The Terriers, on the other hand, are fighting tooth and nail to secure the Championship survival, but given their difficulties on the road, anything but a routine home win would be a big surprise. To make things even worse for the relegation-threatened visitors, all Knockaert, Headley, Turton, Holmes, Phillips, Nicholls, Anjorin, and Nakayama are struggling with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Shaun Hutchinson):
Shaun Hutchinson is a professional footballer who plays for Milwall as a centre-back. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne (England) on November 23, 1990, he began his youth career at Wallsend Boys Club. In 2007 he moved to Motherwell and he made his first-team debut for the Scottish club on May 16, 2009 against Hamilton Academical.
After making 121 appearances in the league for Motherwell, Shaun Hutchinson returned to England in 2014, signing a deal with Championship club Fulham. Hutchinson played no more than 30 games for the Cottagers before joining fellow capital club Millwall on June 21, 2016.
He made his debut for the Lions against Peterborough United on August 16, 2016 and he has been playing for the club ever since. Shaun Hutchinson’s main position is centre-back, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. The Millwall defender has a contract with the club which expires on June 30, 2018 and it has to be noted that his preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Huddersfield):
Back in 1926 Huddersfield Town became the first English club to win three straight domestic trophies. Since 1908 the Terriers were playing at Leeds Road, but in 1994 John Smith’s Stadium became home of Huddersfield Town. The club play in the English second tier (Championship) and the colour of the their home kit is blue and white (stripes).
Huddersfield Town were founded in 1910 and just three years later they entered the Football League. In 1926 the Terriers won their last domestic trophy, but they did well finishing runners up in the FA Cup 1920. The club’s biggest rivals are Leeds United and it has to be noted that Huddersfield Town have better head-to-head record of the two teams.
Bradford City are considered Huddersfield’s local rivals as well, but there are small rivalries with Barnsley, Halifax Town, Manchester City and Oldham Athletic. The club’s chairman is Dean Hoyle.