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LUFC Leeds v Millwall Match Preview

LUFC Leeds v Millwall Match Preview

Leeds United welcome Millwall to Elland Road on Saturday hoping for their first three points of the season.

Form


Leeds
So far this season in all competitions Leeds have won one, drawn one and lost one.

On the opening day they were beaten 2-1 at home by Derby County.

They followed that up with a 4-0 home win over League Two side Lincoln City in the Carling Cup.

Last time out they earned a point in a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest.

Leeds are one of eight clubs currently on one point and they sit in sixteenth position.

Millwall
The Lions have started the season with a 100% record in all competitions and are currently at the top of the Championship.

So far in the league they have beaten Bristol City 3-0 away and last Saturday beat Hull City 4-0 at home.

They also progressed to the second round of the Carling Cup with a 2-1 away win against Wycombe Wanders after extra time.

History

The two sides have only ever met on eleven occasions at Elland Road with the home side winning six, two draws and three away wins.

Millwall took all three points on their last visit to Elland Road when they won 2-0 back in March.

Full list of results at Leeds:
1931/32 Leeds 0-1 Millwall
1947/48 Leeds 2-1 Millwall
1985/86 Leeds 3-1 Millwall
1986/87 Leeds 2-0 Millwall
1987/88 Leeds 1-2 Millwall
2004/05 Leeds 1-1 Millwall
2005/06 Leeds 2-1 Millwall
2007/08 Leeds 4-2 Millwall
2008/09 Leeds 2-0 Millwall
2008/09 Leeds 1-1 Millwall
2009/10 Leeds 0-2 Millwall


They`ve played for both

There have been thirteen players through the years who have played for both clubs.

Alan Noble was the first, a right-winger who played sixty three times for Leeds between 1922 and 1925, he joined Millwall in 1927 after a spell at Brentford.

Darren Huckerby - Had a loan spell at Millwall in 1996 before joining Coventry from Newcastle. He joined Leeds in 1999 and stayed with the club for just over a year, scoring six goals in fifty-six appearances.

Noel Whelan - Started his career at Leeds in 1993 and had a spell at Millwall in 2003.

Jermaine Wright - Started his career in 1992 at Millwall without making an appearance in two years at the club. Joined Leeds in 2004 and made fourty appearances in two years for the Whites. In the middle of those two years, he had a loan spell at the Den in 2005 making sixteen appearances.

Stephen McPhail - Spent eight years at Leeds starting in 1996 making almost one hundred appearances, had a short loan spell at Millwall in 2002 making three appearances.

Jody Morris - Had a short spell at Leeds in the 2003-04 season.
Signed for Millwall in the summer of 2004 and spent three years at the club.

Graham Stack - Keeper Stack had loan spells at both clubs, firstly at Millwall in 2004 when he made thirty appearances. He made twelve appearances for Leeds whilst on loan from Reading in 2006.

David Livermore - Probably the most controversial, was at Millwall for seven years making over three hundred appearances between 1999 and 2006.
Signed for Leeds on July 21st 2006, he left ten days later to join Hull City. Rumour as it that Dennis Wise, the then Leeds manager admitted he already had enough players in that position and Livermore was unlikely to feature that often.

Betting (Odds supplied by Blue Square)

Leeds 5/4
Draw 9/4
Millwall 15/8


Specials

Leeds to score in both halves 11/4
Millwall 4/1

Leeds to win both halves 11/2
Millwall 11/1

Leeds to win to nil 13/5
Millwall to win to nil 4/1



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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Thursday August 19 2010
Time: 2:45PM

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