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Match Preview: Millwall v Pompey

All you need to know about Carabao Cup test

10 August 2021

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Millwall v Pompey

There will be plenty of familiar faces on show at The Den in this evening’s Carabao Cup first round tie (7.45pm kick-off).

Pompey stars John Marquis, Ryan Tunnicliffe and Shaun Williams are all returning to their former club.

Meanwhile, Millwall can call upon the services of ex-Fratton favourites Ben Thompson and Jed Wallace in their midfield.

The latter was on target at the weekend, as Gary Rowett’s troops – who finished 11th in the second tier last term – drew 1-1 at QPR.

It is the first meeting between the sides since both occupied the Championship during the 2011/12 campaign.

The Londoners won both contests 1-0, with a certain Harry Kane netting the winner at Fratton Park during a Lions loan spell.

Pompey reached the second round of this competition last term, as an unconvincing penalty victory at Stevenage was followed by an exit at the hands of top-flight Brighton.

Millwall made it one step further, seeing off Crawley and Cheltenham before falling to Burnley on home soil.

In the event of this evening’s contest finishing all square after 90 minutes, the tie will be decided by a penalty shoot-out.

The draw for the second round of the Carabao Cup will take place on Sky Sports Football following the conclusion of Wednesday evening’s televised match.

TEAM NEWS
New signings Joe Morrell and Louis Thompson will not feature against Millwall after the midfielders completed moves to Pompey.

Paul Downing and Ellis Harrison are approaching a return to full fitness, while Jayden Reid (knee) and Liam Vincent (shin) are both sidelined.

Striker Mason Bennett (ankle) is missing for the hosts, who also have a doubt over defender Jake Cooper (back).

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Danny Cowley and Clark Robertson or watch the video below.

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 19 wins
Millwall: 16 wins
25 draws

At Millwall
Pompey: 6 wins
Millwall: 10 wins
14 draws

TICKETS
Pompey have sold their full allocation of tickets for the game. Please do not travel if you have not got a ticket.

Those fans who are collecting tickets at the ground should visit the North Stand ticket office, which is located by the away turnstiles.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Charles Breakspear
Assistants: Marc Wilson and Greg Read
Fourth Official: Paul Yates

MATCH COVERAGE
iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andy Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from around 7.20pm this evening.

Please note that there is no live video stream of Carabao Cup games on iFollow, including for overseas supporters.

Click here for more information about using iFollow on a matchday and click here for information on downloading the app, so you can access content on your mobile device.

We will have updates throughout the game on Twitter and the match centre. You can also see behind-the-scenes content on our Instagram story.

There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Wednesday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.

BETTING
Millwall are the 11/10 favourites with VBET to win the tie after 90 minutes, while Pompey can be backed at 13/5.

Click here to find a comprehensive list of odds for this evening’s game. Please gamble responsibly.

ALSO IN CARABAO CUP
Games kick-off at 7.45pm unless stated

Tonight
Cardiff v Sutton (7pm)
Hartlepool v Crewe (7pm)
Crawley v Gillingham (7.30pm)
Barrow v Scunthorpe
Birmingham v Colchester
Blackburn v Morecambe
Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham
Cambridge v Swindon
Charlton v AFC Wimbledon
Derby v Salford
Exeter v Wycombe
Forest Green v Bristol City
Hull v Wigan
Ipswich v Newport
Mansfield v Preston
Oldham v Tranmere
Peterborough v Plymouth
Port Vale v Sunderland
Rotherham v Accrington
Sheffield United v Carlisle
Shrewsbury v Lincoln
Stevenage v Luton
Stoke v Fleetwood
Walsall v Doncaster
Bolton v Barnsley (8pm)
Reading v Swansea (8pm)

Tomorrow
Blackpool v Middlesbrough
Burton v Oxford
Coventry v Northampton
Leyton Orient v QPR
Nottingham Forest v Bradford

LAST SEASON IN ROUND ONE


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