Match Previews

Matchday 8 | Albion v Millwall Preview

WBA and Millwall badges next to an image of Darnell Furlong pointing at the camera in the home kit

West Bromwich Albion return to The Hawthorns in the Sky Bet Championship as Millwall make the trip to the Black Country on Saturday afternoon (ko 3pm).

The Baggies are fresh off two away trips in the second tier, having earned hard-fought points at Bristol City and Watford. And they will be eyeing victory this weekend to cap off their first week back in action following the international break.

The visitors come into the clash full of confidence, though, having bested Rotherham United 3-0 in their midweek clash at The Den on Wednesday evening.

Their triumph means the Lions sit 11th in the table just a point ahead of the Baggies, who find themselves in 15th after seven games of the 2023/24 campaign.

Albion return to The Hawthorns following a three-week break

Follow the fixture live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's match with Millwall.

WBA Radio duo Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from the Shrine, with coverage starting at 2.50pm.

Audio passes are available to purchase here.

Details for video streaming on WBA TV will be available here from Thursday onwards.

Supporters are kindly asked to direct any questions or complaints about WBA TV or WBA Radio to

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Regular updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the day.


The opponents

It's been an inconsistent start, to say the least, for Albion's opponents this weekend.

Their last two fixtures are proof of this, with Millwall bouncing back from shipping three goals in a 3-0 home defeat against Leeds by winning by the same scoreline against Rotherham in their most recent outing.

Overall, Saturday's visitors have managed three victories, three defeats and a solitary draw from their opening matches, and the Lions will be hoping a squad full of Championship knowhow will help them push for the promotion places once again this term.

Jake Cooper, Tom Bradshaw, Alan Campbell and Bartosz Białkowski all boast plenty of second-tier experience. While Dutchman Zian Flemming - who moved to east London last summer from Eredivisie side Fortuna Sittard - is another influential player in Gary Rowett's side who Albion will need to be wary of in the attacking third.

There are a couple of links between the two sides heading into Saturday's encounter, with Baggies skipper Jed Wallace racking up more than 200 appearances for Millwall during his five-year stint in the capital, and midfielder Jayson Molumby also spent a season at The Den on loan from Brighton before he touched down at The Hawthorns. He netted twice for the Lions during his time at the club.

Millwall duo Zian Flemming and Shaun Hutchinson

One to remember

Albion beat Millwall 2-0 at The Hawthorns in September 2018 thanks to two second-half strikes.

The hosts opened the scoring 22 minutes from time courtesy of Dwight Gayle's effort before Kieran Gibbs doubled the lead eight minutes later.

Supporters can watch the highlights below.

The last five

Albion 0-0 Millwall

April 1 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Millwall 2-1 Albion

October 22 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Millwall 2-0 Albion

January 29 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 1-1 Millwall

September 11 2021, Sky Bet Championship


Millwall 0-2 Albion

February 9 2020, Sky Bet Championship

The two teams battled to a goalless draw in this fixture back in April

Did you know?

Albion's home record against the Lions in league proceedings is a formidable one.

In fact, the last league victory for Millwall at The Hawthorns came back in 2001 - a game which featured the likes of Sean Dyche, Tim Cahill, Steve Claridge and Steven Reid in Millwall's XI.

The only other encounter which resulted in a Millwall victory at B71 came in the First Round of the EFL Cup back in 2019.

Albion will be hoping to maintain their envious home record against the Londoners this weekend.

Former Baggie Steven Reid started his career at Millwall.

Ticket details

Tickets are now on sale to supporters with a booking history for Albion’s clash against Millwall.

Seats are priced £28 adults, £23 seniors, £17 20-25s, £12 17-19s and just £5 under-17s.

An adult disabled supporter ticket is priced £18 and includes free access for a personal assistant.

Tickets can be purchased online, in-person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

When buying tickets online, supporters will need to be logged into their My Albion account linked to your ticketing ID. Click here for instructions.

Please note, Baggies fans purchasing online and opting for an e-ticket will not pay any additional fees, while supporters who opt to purchase match tickets in-person or choose to collect from the club’s ticket office will be charged a £1.75 transaction fee.

Supporters who have opted to receive tickets via the official club app are politely reminded to ensure their tickets are downloaded before arriving at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

A ticket graphic displaying information for Albion's game against Millwall

Fan Zone

The Fan Zone will be open to supporters with a valid match ticket from midday on Saturday.

There are plenty of activities on offer to keep everybody entertained before kick-off, including a DJ, music, inflatable games for the kids via The Albion Foundation, and lunchtime football on the big screen between Livingston and Celtic.

Drinks and hot food are also available throughout the afternoon, while an appearance from a former player will take place on-stage from 1.45pm.

Supporters are reminded admission is completely free with a valid match ticket.

Your chance to meet Brendon Batson

Baggies legend Brendon Batson will be in the Stadium Megastore from 12.45pm until around 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon signing copies of his recently-released autobiography, 'The Third Degree'. 

Supporters can purchase copies in the Megastore or online here