Match: Leeds United v Millwall
Date: 30 March 2019
Time: 15.00 GMT, 11.00 EDT, 12.00 ART
Venue: Elland Road
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All-time Record: Leeds v Millwall 15W 5D 17L
Reverse Fixture: 15 September 2018: Millwall 1-1 Leeds
Leeds will take on Millwall later today at Elland Road, in a match that Leeds need to win to keep pace with both the clubs above them in the standings, Sheffield United and Norwich City, but also to see off any challenge from West Bromwich Albion. West Brom only trail Leeds by three points after beating Birmingham City last night and despite plastering the Baggies a few weeks ago, West Brom has now won three matches in a row and have been climbing back up the table.
Leeds are bolstered by the return to fitness of Adam Forshaw and the confirmed fitness of Pontus Jansson, who skipped international duty with Sweden and stayed in Leeds in a bid to be fit for today’s match.
Millwall are a pain in the side of Leeds, despite losing five straight matches at Elland Road before last year’s disaster. For those of you who have blocked it from your memory, Leeds fought back from a 2-0 halftime deficit to lead 3-2 late in the match, despite playing almost an hour with 10 men, only to give up two goals after the 89th minute to lose. The club never seemed to recover after the loss, and Thomas Christiansen was set for the sack once the final whistle went, although he did manage to stay around until another terrible loss at Elland Road against Cardiff City.
Jack Harrison scored a late goal earlier this season for Leeds to walk away from the New Den with a draw. The result did seem to be a turning point in the season, despite being early in the season, as it proved that teams could not bully their way to victory over this stylish, attacking squad.
Millwall sit one point outside of the relegation spots and have only won one time in their last five games. This is the kind of game that teams that are up for automatic promotion should be winning, especially at home. This is the kind of match that this team should win, and given the amount of time to prepare, Leeds should win this match and keep the pressure on the two teams on top of the table.