Millwall v Sheffield United: Team news, predicted line-ups, referee, betting odds and man to watch

Sheffield United go looking for their second win in as many games this afternoon when they face Millwall at The Den. Here’s what you need to know about today’s match. 

Team news: Ryan Leonard is eligible to play for Millwall despite agreeing a loan-to-buy move from United in the transfer window. For United, many of their players took part in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Bury this week and none of the players reported any after-effects.

Leeds United's Mateusz Klich (right) and Millwall's Ryan Leonard during the Sky Bet Championship match at The New Den, London.

Leeds United's Mateusz Klich (right) and Millwall's Ryan Leonard during the Sky Bet Championship match at The New Den, London.

Predicted line-ups:

Millwall – Ben Amos, James Meredith, Mahlon Romeo, Jake Cooper, Byron Webster, Ryan Leonard, Shaun Williams, Jed Wallace, Jiri Skalak, Steve Morison, Tom Bradshaw

Blades – Dean Henderson, Chris Basham, John Egan, Jack O'Connell, Enda Stevens, Kieron Freeman, Oliver Norwood, John Fleck, Mark Duffy, Billy Sharp, David McGoldrick

Referee: Andy Davies. From Hampshire, Davies averages 3.4 cautions per game so far this term. The one red card he has issued since August came during a Championship fixture between Preston North End and Bolton Wanderers, when Ben Pearson was dismissed for the hosts. Davies will be assisted by Darren Blunden and Daniel Leach.

History lesson: Sheffield United have found Millwall a difficult proposition at The Den in recent seasons and travel to London hoping to avoid a third straight away defeat to Neil Harris' side.

Chris Wilder was critical of his team's display in the corresponding fixture last term, as the hosts secured to 3-1 victory. Tomorrow's encounter will be the 54th meeting between these two clubs, with both recording 22 wins apiece. Remarkably only nine of their previous encounters have finished all-square.

One to watch: Ryan Leonard. Despite joining Millwall on loan from Sheffield United, the midfielder is eligible for selection against his parent club under the terms of the agreement which will see him complete a £1.4m transfer to London in January. Leonard made 17 appearances for United before heading south.

Betting odds: Blades 5/4, Millwall 9/4, draw 11/5 (bet365, correct at time of writing).