Bristol City Preview vs Millwall (H)

Bristol City will be looking to build on Wednesday’s win away at Ipswich when they welcome Millwall to Ashton Gate on Sunday afternoon.

Lee Johnson’s side produced a resurgent performance on Wednesday as they battled back from behind to edge past a poor Ipswich Town team.

After an own-goal from the Ipswich goalkeeper and a strike from Jamie Patterson, it was Senegalese substitute Famara Diedhiou who headed home to hand his side the three points.

City will now be hoping to move upwards and that begins with a home tie against Millwall. Josh Brownhill will return to the squad after a one-match ban and he will almost definitely partner Marlon Pack in the centre of the park against Millwall on Sunday. Korey Smith and Frank Fielding remain on the sidelines with the pair both undergoing long-term injuries.

Bristol City haven’t beaten Millwall for six years and have only managed to come out victorious four times since 2000. Last season saw at lacklustre 0-0 draw between the two clubs at Ashton Gate while Millwall came out 2-0 winners in South London.

Millwall themselves have suffered some injury and suspension blows ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Tom Elliott, Ryan Leonard, Lee Gregory and Shaun Hutchinson all unavailable for the Lions as they face the Robins.

The South London club currently sit 21st in the current Championship table, that’s seven spots and eight points below Lee Johnson’s Bristol City. And, they come into the match off the back of a agonising 2-0 loss at home to 10-man Birmingham.

Millwall’s top-scorer Lee Gregory is unlikely to be involved this weekend after limping off in Tuesday’s defeat against the Blues, handing City a huge advantage with few goals coming from elsewhere for Neil Harris’ side.

It’s another must win match for Bristol City as they will be looking to climb back up the Championship table and build on their midweek win against Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Town.

Predicted Line-up:

Maenpaa; Hunt, Webster, Kalas, Kelly; Elliason, Brownhill, Pack, Patterson; Diedhiou, Weimann


Bristol City 2-1 Millwall


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