Our prediction for this Championship match:
Following a 1-0 loss at Hull City, Millwall will look to stay in the playoffs berth when they host Preston to the Den on Saturday afternoon. The Lions failed to win the previous four league fixtures, and it is no wonder the odds for away triumph have been dropping. The likes of Charlie Cresswell, Mason Bennett, Callum Styles, and Tyler Burey are out of contention through injuries.
The Lilywhites, on the other hand, are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, and given Millwall’s difficulties in front of goal, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team. With no fresh injury worries to report, Ryan Lowe is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Royals at the weekend. The visitors will be without Ched Evans, Greg Cunningham, and Emil Riis Jakobsen in Saturday’s encounter.
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 (Preston):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later.
In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division).
Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool.
Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.