Neither Barnsley Nor Millwall To Benefit From Score Draw



Relegation-threatened Barnsley welcome play-off hopefuls Millwall to Oakwell on Saturday lunchtime with both sides needing a win for very different reasons.

They both come into the game with contrasting results, but not the way round that you would expect. The Tykes earned a fantastic win away at QPR winning 1-0, while Millwall suffered a disappointing 3-2 home defeat to Derby to leave them three points adrift of the play-off places in the Championship standings.

When and where?

The match will take place at Oakwell on Saturday 27th June with kick-off at 1pm.

Previous meetings

Saturday's meeting will be the 61st between the two clubs with Barnsley winning 25, Millwall 23 and the other 12 games resulting in the points being shared. Tomorrow's hosts have already beaten their opponents this season when they recorded a fantastic 2-1 win at The Den in December.

The last game played at Oakwell between the two sides was in March 2018 when the Lions ran out comfortable 2-0 winners.

We can expect goals in this game as in the 60 games so far there has only been two 0-0 draws so far.

Team news

Gary Rowett will have Mason Bennett available for selection once again after he was unable to face his parent club, but Shaun Hutchinson and Alex Pearce are unlikely to feature after not training all week - the former sustaining an injury during last Saturday's match.

The fitness of Ben Thompson, meanwhile, will be assessed before kick-off, whilst youngsters Hayden Muller and Tyler Burey could join fellow prospects Billy Mitchell and James Brown in the matchday squad.

For Barnsley Midfielder Kenny Dougall and goalkeeper Sami Radlinger join Dani Pinillos and Mama Thiam in exiting Oakwell on June 30 so will not take part in the fixture.

Last five matches

Barnsley

(W) 1-0 vs QPR

(L) 0-2 vs Cardiff City

(L) 0-2 vs Reading

(W) 1-0 vs Hull City

(W) 1-0 vs Middlesborough

Millwall

(L) 2-3 vs Derby

(W) 3-0 vs Nottingham Forest

(D) 1-1 vs Bristol City

(D) 0-0 vs Birmingham

(L) 0-1 vs Wigan

These sides both need a win for very different reason and Barnsley supporters would have been given hope of survival with their excellent 1-0 win away to QPR last week.

Millwall are only three points off the play-offs but they have simply drawn too many games that they should have converted into three points.

Get set for a tight afternoon at Oakwell and neither side will benefit from a score draw.


Match Preview written by Ryan Day