April 19, 2024

David Prutton predicted Sunderland to win just a point from their trip to Millwall this weekend, believing their recent slide in form will continue.

Joe Edwards to demand Millwall response.

It’s fair to say it’s been an eventful start to life at The Den for Joe Edwards, who was named as Gary Rowett’s successor in November, as he enjoyed a brilliant first game in charge as the Lions hammered Sheffield Wednesday 4-0 away from home.

However, since then, it’s been a lot more challenging. Millwall were comfortably beaten by three goals at home to Coventry City, before they lost 3-1 to Ipswich on Wednesday night in what was a very poor display.

Joe Edwards Millwall

Of course, patience was always going to be required considering the former Chelsea youth coach is trying to implement a new style of play with the Londoners, and it remains to be seen whether this works out.

But, the defeat in Suffolk has left Millwall 19th in the Championship, and Edwards will be aware that he needs to balance that long-term project with the short-term need for results to ensure they aren’t dragged into a relegation battle.

The new boss hasn’t been afraid to make big decisions as he searches for his best XI, and the likes of Jake Cooper and Kevin Nisbet, who started on the bench at Portman Road, will be pushing to start against the Black Cats.

Championship Table (As it stands November 30th)
Team P GD Pts
17 Stoke City 18 -7 21
18 Swansea City 18 -1 20
19 Millwall 18 -5 20
20 Plymouth Argyle 18 1 19
21 Huddersfield Town 18 -13 19
22 QPR 18 -15 13
23 Rotherham United 18 -20 12
24 Sheffield Wednesday 18 -21 7

Sunderland stutter in recent weeks

There is hope that Sunderland can make it to the playoffs after doing so the previous season, but they have been incredibly erratic.

Although Tony Mowbray’s young team is still entertaining to watch, the Wearside team has dropped to 11th position in the standings, four points outside of the play-off spots, as a result of a string of losses, which included a depressing 2-1 setback at home to Huddersfield on Wednesday.

Stretching that back further, Sunderland have picked up just 13 points from ten games, so it’s a worrying trend that needs to be addressed quickly.

Mowbray is sure to make changes from the side that lost against the Terriers, with Alex Pritchard and Bradley Dack two options to come into the XI.

What has David Prutton said about Millwall vs Sunderland?

It’s fair to say the two sides aren’t heading into this fixture in the best form, but they will both see it as a great opportunity to pick up three points, and to get their season going again.

With that in mind, it’s perhaps no surprise that Sky Sports pundit Prutton has been unable to separate the two, as he went for a 1-1 draw to be played out at The Den this weekend when sharing his regular Championship predictions.

The table suggests Sunderland should be slight favourites, but home advantage will make Millwall a dangerous prospect.

When is Millwall vs Sunderland?

The game will be played at The Den on Saturday, December 2, with a 15:00 kick-off.

The last two meetings between the clubs in the capital have ended with 1-1 draws, with Millwall not tasting victory in this fixture since 2004, although it hasn’t been played regularly.

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