Millwall will travel to South Yorkshire full of optimism this week having finally collected their first three points of the season, and will look to continue their unbeaten run having picked up five points from their first three games.
A win at home against Derby County was unexpected yet unsurprising on Saturday, especially given the nature of the game. The Lions have looked impressive thus far this season and could have easily picked up maximum points in their opening fixtures; had they been more clinical in front of goal.
They have every right to travel up north expecting a win, with Jos Luhukay’s Owls’ failing to register a win in the opening games, but this certainly will not be an easy game for the South Londoners, Luhukay has been known to grind out results with Wednesday and his defensive setup could prove difficult for Millwall to break down, they’ll need to be efficient with possession and break down a tough Yorkshire defence, but with pressure building on Luhukay from fans, this could be a make or break game for him and his staff, this makes for an environment that Millwall could thrive in.
Neil Harris came under some scrutiny from fans following the draw against Boro on the opening day, however, after three games and picking up five points against teams that many may have thought will be in and around the play-offs, many fans must feel like they could yet again be a surprise package this season, and if Wednesday night’s game brings another three points then there is every right to believe so.
There is no doubt the Wednesdayite’s will also have highlighted this as a game they should be winning especially at home, and it will make for an intriguing game.
Harris will want a repeat of the performance against Derby and will want to claim a first three points on the road.
Predicted XI (4-4-2):
GK – Archer
RB – Romeo
CB – Hutchinson
CB – Cooper
LB – Meredith
DM – Williams
CM – Saville
CM – Wallace
AM – O’Brien
ST – Morison
ST – Gregory
I feel this will be a game of few chances and the ones that come the way of the Lions forwards will have to be taken. They could win the game but I predict that they once again will lack the cutting edge in front of goal. Similar to the first two games and it will be another frustrating 90 minutes for Sheffield Wednesday in a 1-1 draw at Hillsborough.