Millwall vs West Bromwich Albion News, Stats and Prediction

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The pressure is growing on Valerien Ismael as West Bromwich Albion prepare to travel to Millwall on Saturday afternoon.

The Baggies are currently fifth in the Championship table and only just clinging on to a playoff place, while the Lions sit 15th.

It is now just one win in six Championship games for West Brom as they lost 2-0 at home to Preston North End on Wednesday night – their first league defeat at The Hawthorns this season.

There have been calls for Ismael to be sacked as the Baggies are now seven points behind the automatic promotion places and only two points ahead of seventh-placed Nottingham Forest.

Albion have lost back-to-back games away from home and have only won once in their last nine matches on the road.

Ismael’s side still have the best defence in the Championship having conceded just 22 goals, but they are the lowest scorers in the top seven.

Meanwhile, West Brom have won just one of their last five games against Millwall and were held to a 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns by the Lions earlier this season.

Millwall’s Benik Afobe celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on January 8, 2022© Reuters

Millwall are currently on their worst run of form since March 2019, having lost their last three league matches in a row along with an FA Cup exit to Crystal Palace.

Their latest defeat came away at Blackpool last weekend as Shayne Lavery’s second-half goal secured a 1-0 win for the Tangerines.

However, Gary Rowett’s side have lost just one of their last six league games on home turf and have only been beaten three times at The Den in the Championship this season.

Entertainment may be at a minimum in this match, as Millwall rank in the bottom five for goals scored in the second tier but in the top six for fewest goals conceded.

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