Millwall’s Championship play-off push is on a knife-edge as they travel to Blackpool on Friday (April 28) night.

The Lions have slipped out of the play-off places to seventh, meaning they must win their two remaining games and hope results elsewhere mean they find themselves in the top six after the season ends.

There are very few occasions that better encapsulate the business end of the Championship season than when a play-off hopeful faces a relegation-threatened struggler in a must-win for both clubs.

Blackpool are 23rd in the league, three points adrift from safety, a situation that could become even more dire if Huddersfield win their game in hand.


The last time these teams played each other was in September when Zian Flemming and Benik Afobe scored to give Millwall a 2-1 home win.

Millwall come off two consecutive losses, which have come at the worst time as the play-off race has intensified. A win, and one that improves their goal difference, is exactly what Gary Rowett will want from his team.

On the other hand, Blackpool have lost every game since March 14, when they smashed Queen’s Park Rangers 6-1.

Here's how we expect The Lions to line up. 

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1):

Goalkeeper: Long

Defenders: McNamara, Hutchinson, Cooper, Malone

Midfielders: Mitchell, Saville

Forwards: Voglsammer, Flemming, Burke

Striker: Bradshaw