Millwall's fall from grace last summer, following relegation from the Championship has been met with a steady ship, and following good results this season (including a 2-1 win at the Lane), has seen the London club slowly float into the top six. The Lions lay fifth in the League One table, four points better off than seventh spot Coventry City and seven points in front of Sheffield United and host the Blades with just one defeat in their last six fixtures having lost by two goals without reply to Scunthorpe United on 16th February.
Since then they have won beaten both Peterborough United and Blackpool (both 3-0) at home, whilst drawing at Doncaster Rovers (1-1), Wigan Athletic (0-0) and at Swindon Town (2-2) last weekend.
Swindon had Michael Doughty to thank after his late equaliser rescued a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw at home to Millwall. The hosts had trailed for the majority of the game but produced a brilliant second-half performance to snatch what could prove to be a priceless point in the race for a play-off place. It had all started so well for the visitors as Lee Gregory notched his 22nd goal of the season with just six minutes on the clock after bursting clean through on goal.
More suspect defending from the hosts then allowed veteran frontman Steve Morison to double his side's advantage five minutes later. Swindon showed signs of improvement as the game wore on and clawed a goal back just past the hour mark, Nicky Ajose converting from the penalty spot after Raphael Rossi Branco was hauled down inside the area. Swindon completed a remarkable turnaround with the last kick of the game as Doughty slid in to stab home a last-gasp equaliser after Millwall failed to clear their lines.
Millwall boss Neil Harris welcomed back midfielder Ed Upson to his squad last weekend. The 26 year old has recently been struggling with a hamstring injury and could be in contention for a starting role this weekend. However they are without defenders Shaun Cummings and Tony Craig, whom both remaining out with knee injuries.
Blades-Mad Prediction: Millwall 0 Sheffield United 1