Date: 1st October 2009 at 5:50pm
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After a midweek win away at Wycombe, John Barnes` Tranmere side will look to climb out of the relegation zone with a win at Millwall.

Neither side has really impressed so far this season and it would be fair to say that both of the clubs are underachieveing compared to what they did last season.

Millwall, who were beaten 3-2 by Scunthorpe in the play-off final at Wembley, currently sit 15th in the League One table, only a mere 2 points away from the relegation zone.

Tranmere, on the other hand, currently occupy a spot in the bottom four after a dreadful start to the season but they could be out of the bottom four if they win and other results go their way on Saturday afternoon.

Millwall started the season well enough, they were unbeaten after the first five games but three defeats in their past five games have left the Lions in 15th place. They remain unbeaten at home in all competitions this season.

The London club can take heart from the fact that Tranmere have only scored two goals away from Prenton Park so far this season but both have come in their last two away games at Exeter and Wycombe.

In comparison, the Merseyside team have not had the best of starts to the new season, winning only two of the first ten league games, losing 7. It is that kind of form which has meant the Rovers are in the bottom four.

Both managers could do with a win for their respective sides to ease pressure on themselves but come 5pm one, or neither, manager will not be happy with the outcome of the game.

Vital Quotes:

Millwall Team News:

To come.

Player to watch: Neil Harris

The Millwall legend is still a big a threat as ever up front for Millwall and he`ll cause the Tranmere backline a lot of problems on the day as he looks to add to his 6 goals for the season.

Tranmere Rovers Team News:

To come.

Player to watch: Chris Shuker

A tricky winger on his day, Shuker will be looking to get plenty of crosses into the box for the likes of Michael Ricketts to get on the end of.

Match Facts & Stats

Last Six Games
Millwall:
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Tranmere:
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Top Scorers
Millwall:
Harris – 6
Morison, Hackett, Alexander, Martin, Price, Abdou – 1

Tranmere:
Moore – 4
Welsh – 2
McLaren, Shuker, Curran, Gornell, Ricketts, Edds, Bain – 1

Match Prediction:

Millwall 1-1 Tranmere
Inspired from their first away victory of the season at Wycombe, I fancy Rovers to take a point away from the Den. Hackett and Ricketts to bag the goals for their respective sides.

Next Fixtures:

Millwall:
Swindon (A) [League One]

Tranmere:
Bury (A) [Johnstone’s Paint Trophy]