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Sky Sports pundit issues his verdict ahead of Leeds United’s trip to Millwall



The Championship resumes this weekend after a two-week break to accommodate the autumn internationals.

In what is arguably the fixture of the weekend in the EFL, Millwall host the league leaders Leeds United in a sold-out Den tomorrow afternoon.

The Whites remain unbeaten after their opening six fixtures, while the Lions have had a downturn in form, losing their last three on the spin.

Millwall could give full debuts to new signings Ryan Leonard and Tom Bradshaw, while Leeds are without four key first-team personnel, with Kemar Roofe, the most notable absentee.

Neil Harris will be hoping the two-week break has given his side time to iron out the kinks and find a return to form, while Marcelo Bielsa will be hoping the time off and the injuries don’t curtail Leeds’ promising start to the season.

With that said, Sky Sports pundit David Prutton returns this week to run the rule over Saturday’s meteoric clash between two rivals at The Den.

Prutton explained: “Leeds are facing their first mini-crisis of the season after losing both their strikers to injury this week. 

“Patrick Bamford being ruled out for several months is a huge blow, and Kemar Roofe also looks set to miss the trip to Millwall.

“This will give Millwall a huge boost after a run of three straight defeats, especially after throwing away that lead against 10-man Swansea before the break. 

If Roofe was fit, I’d have to back another Leeds win here, but without him, I’m going to go for a draw. 1-1.”

The Verdict

The match of the weekend in the Championship will be a sold-out affair at The Den.

Leeds head into the game unbeaten but with four key players out through injury, Millwall on the back of a three-game losing streak.

Something has to give, and in games like this, similar to a derby, form goes out the window.

The Lions on their own patch rival any side in this division, and especially The Den is filled to capacity.

Millwall to win 2-1 and end Leeds’ unbeaten run.

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