Millwall stretched their unbeaten run in the Championship to five matches on New Year’s Day when they recorded a 1-0 victory over Bristol City, with Shaun Hutchinson netting the winner in the final exchanges.
The Lions have now beaten Queens Park Rangers, Norwich City and Bristol City in their last three matches, which followed back-to-back draws against Stoke City and Huddersfield, with their strong recent run moving them into 15th position in the table on 32 points, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.
Millwall’s last loss actually came against Leicester – a 3-2 reverse at the King Power Stadium in the middle of December – but there will be a different feel to this match, as both managers are likely to rest some important players, with the league certainly taking priority.
The London club have never won the FA Cup, but they famously reached the final in 2003-04, suffering a 3-0 defeat to Manchester United in the clash in Cardiff.
Millwall have lost each of their last three fixtures in this competition, meanwhile, and they have been knocked out in the third round in the last two seasons by Crystal Palace and Sheffield United.
Leicester’s squad is so incredibly strong that it not a surprise to see them flying high at the top of the Championship table, with the Foxes proving to be comfortably the best side in the division thus far this term.
Enzo Maresca’s side have won 21, drawn two and lost three of their 26 league matches this season to collect 65 points, which has left them 10 points ahead of second-placed Ipswich Town and 13 clear of Southampton in third, so it would be a shock if they were not back in the Premier League next season.
The Foxes were 4-1 winners over Huddersfield in the league on January 1, and they are unbeaten since a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough on November 11, winning eight of their last 10 matches.
Leicester famously won the FA Cup for the first time in 2020-21, recording a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the final of the competition, with Youri Tielemans netting the only goal of the contest.
The Foxes have won their last two games against Millwall, meanwhile, but they suffered a 1-0 defeat when the two teams locked horns in the fifth round of the FA Cup in February 2017.