Millwall v Cardiff City. Match preview

Last updated : 22 October 2019 By Michael Morris

C:WindowsTempphp4A4A.tmpTuesday 22nd October, ko 7:45pm.
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Adam Barrett takes charge of his final match as Millwall caretaker manager as the Lions host Cardiff City.

Gary Rowett, appointed on Monday night, will take over for Saturday's home game with his former club Stoke City.

Cardiff could recall midfielder Lee Tomlin, who impressed when he came on as a substitute in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Sol Bamba moved a step closer to his return from injury in an Under-23 game on Monday, but is unlikely to start.

Ryan Leonard is a doubt after missing Saturday's 3-2 loss at Brentford with injury.


Match facts

  • There have been just six goals scored in the last eight league meetings between Millwall and Cardiff City since a 3-3 draw in March 2011.
  • Cardiff have won just one, but have drawn six of their last nine away league visits to Millwall, a 2-0 victory in September 2012.
  • Millwall have won just one of their last nine league games, although the victory, 2-1 against Leeds, was in their previous home match.
  • Cardiff have lost eight of their last nine games played on Tuesday, in all competitions.
  • Millwall striker Matt Smith has been involved in four goals in four league starts against Cardiff City (3 goals, 1 assist).
  • Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has won just two of his last 20 away league games in London, but one of them was at The Den with Leeds in March 2012.


Match officials:


Assistants: Ian Cooper and Andrew Fox

Fourth Official: Dean Whitestone