Our prediction for this Championship match:
Swansea City and Millwall square off against each other at Swansea.com Stadium on day 4 of the new Championship campaign. The Swans showed character against Blackpool, with Olivier Ntcham scoring a late winner. The Cameroon midfielder is pushing for a start, while Jamie Paterson faces race against clock to be fit for the midweek match. The Lions, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Sheffield United, with the team beating Coventry 3-2 at the weekend.
Millwall, though, are not regarded as good travellers, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. All Mason Bennett, Zian Flemming, and Tom Bradshaw are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team. In their last meeting in the Championship Swansea defeated Millwall thanks to Joel Piroe’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Korey Smith):
After spending his youth career at Norwich City, Korey Smith made his first-team debut for the Canaries in January 2008 in the FA Cup clash against Charlton Athletic. Smith played 67 league games for Norwich City and he scored 4 goals for the club, but in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Oldham Athletic.
The midfielder who was born on 31 January, 1991, scored one goal in 42 appearances for the club in the 2013/2014 campaign and on 27 June, 2014, he joined Bristol City for an undisclosed fee. It has to be noted that he won Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with the Robins in his first season with the team.
Korey Smith was born in Hatfield, England and he has two younger sisters, Alice and Harriet. Smith is a defensive midfielder, but he is capable of operating as central midfielder and right back as well. The Bristol City footballer also represented the likes of Barnsley and Yeovil Town (on loan) in the past.
Highlighted Team (Millwall):
Based in Bermonsdey, South East London, Millwall are a football club whose supporters have often been associated with hooliganism. West Ham United are considered the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks in clashes between the two teams.
The Lions share rivalry with Charlton as well and the two teams first met back in 1921. The Den is Milwall’s home ground at the capacity of the stadium, which was opened in 1993, is 20.146.
The capital club did well to make it to the 2003/2004 FA Cup final, but Premier League giants Manchester United proved to be a big catch for the Lions. The Red Devils won the game 3-0, but despite suffering the heavy loss in the title game, Milwall booked their place in the UEFA Cup. However, Ferencvaros of Hungary proved to be a big catch for the English outfit in the two-legged tie.
Australia international Tim Cahill is considered one of the most notable footballers who whore Millwall shirt (1998-2004).