Cardiff v Millwall. Match preview

Last updated : 21 August 2021 By Michael Morris

Cardiff City welcome Millwall to CCS today for the fourth Championship fixture of the season. Cardiff are unbeaten with one win and two draws and while Millwall also have two draws they lost their last game, a 2 - 1 home defeat to Fulham. These games are usually close with the last seven ending in draws, and looking back over the last 20 League meetings 14 of those finished level.


Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy: "All the clubs I’ve played for or managed, all have a place in my heart, but when I play against them, I want to slap them.

"We’re professionals. I loved my time there and I’ll always be grateful for them giving me my chance to become a coach. I love going down there. When I go down there to watch games it’s great. I live in the area, but there will be no favours given."

Match facts

  • The last seven Championship matches between Cardiff City and Millwall have ended as a draw, with both games ending 1-1 last season. Only five previous fixtures in Football League history have seen eight consecutive draws, most recently Brentford vs Notts County between 2007 and 2012.
  • Millwall are winless in eight away league matches against Cardiff (D6 L2) since a 1-0 win February 2005 in which there were three red cards.
  • Cardiff have only lost three of their 26 matches in all competitions under Mick McCarthy (W12 D11) and avoided defeat despite being two goals behind at Peterborough, drawing 2-2, the second time they’ve come from 2+ goals down under McCarthy to draw 2-2, also doing so against Barnsley in January.
  • Millwall have only won five of their last 37 away Football League matches in Wales (D19 L13) and scored just six times in their last 11 visits there (W1 D6 L4).
  • Cardiff manager Mick McCarthy hasn’t lost any of his last seven home matches in all competitions against former club Millwall (W5 D2) since a 1-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light as Sunderland boss in August 2003.

Match Officials:

Assistants: Nik Barnard and George Byrne
Fourth Official : Andy Woolmer