Plymouth Argyle and Millwall are locked on 11 points in the Championship table ahead of their clash at Home Park on Tuesday.
- Both sides have recorded three wins, two draws and four losses this season
- Only four teams have scored more Championship goals than Plymouth (17) in 2023-24
- Only bottom club Sheffield Wednesday (5) have netted fewer goals than Millwall (7)
Although Plymouth and Millwall both find themselves on 11 points after nine matches, the two sides have experienced contrasting campaigns up to now. While the Pilgrims’ games have been full of goals, the Lions have mainly been involved in low-scoring encounters.
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Steven Schumacher’s side played out a 1-1 draw with Hull City on Saturday, although they can count themselves fortunate to have left the MKM Stadium with a point, having seen just 34% of the ball while facing an onslaught of 21 shots.
Seven of Plymouth’s opening eight Championship matches produced at least three goals, with a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Bristol City and a 6-2 victory over Norwich City preceding last weekend’s rare low-scoring draw. Accordingly, Schumacher will be eager to establish some consistency.
Meanwhile, the Lions suffered a 3-0 home defeat against Swansea City on Saturday, despite racking up 22 shots. Gary Rowett’s men have now managed to win just one of their previous five league outings, recording two draws and two losses in the process.
Having netted a measly seven goals in nine matches this term, Millwall possess the worst offensive record in the Championship. Not only have the Lions failed to score in each of their last two matches, but they have also failed to score in three of their previous four.
Plymouth and Millwall last met in the EFL Cup back in 2018, with the Lions claiming a 3-2 victory over the Pilgrims on that occasion. In fact, Millwall have avoided defeat in each of their previous eight encounters with Plymouth, registering four wins and four draws.
The hosts are still without long-term absentees Michael Cooper and Brendan Galloway, while 20-year-old midfielder Saxon Earley has not featured since August due to an ankle injury.
As for the visitors, goalkeeper Matija Sarkic is sidelined with a muscle injury, meaning Bartosz Bialkowski will continue between the sticks. Plus, experienced defender Shaun Hutchinson remains on the treatment table with a calf issue.
Plymouth striker Ryan Hardie has already chalked up five goals and three assists in 11 appearances this season, while Morgan Whittaker has registered four goals and three assists in 10 games.
On the flip side, Kevin Nisbet is the only Millwall player to have netted two league goals this term. Zian Flemming, Aidomo Emakhu and Tom Bradshaw have each chipped in with a goal and an assist.
Given that Plymouth have won three of their four home league games this season – scoring a whopping 13 goals in the process – the Pilgrims will back themselves to dispatching Millwall, who have scored three goals in four away outings this term.