Prepare for the biggest battle since the Hunger Games.
Bitter-rivals West Ham United and Millwall coming head-to-head next season is suddenly a realistic prospect.
Millwall currently sit in eighth place in the Championship, just one point off the play-off spots with six games remaining.
Neil Harris’ side were promoted from League One last season and were expected to struggle in the Championship.
The Lions have defied all the odds and have put together a remarkable run of form in 2018 and are currently unbeaten in 14 league games.
Yesterday, Millwall came back from 2-1 down to rescue a 2-2 draw against Ipswich, keeping their play-off hopes alive in the process.
Millwall have plenty of fixtures still to come against their play-off rivals, including clashes with Bristol City, Sheffield United, and Middlesbrough, leaving their fate very much in their own hands.
However, even if they fail in their promotion bid, there’s a chance England’s tastiest derby could take place in the Championship next season.
West Ham put some breathing space between themselves and relegation after their 3-0 victory against Southampton on Saturday.
However, David Moyes’ side are by no means safe yet.
The Hammers face Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City in April and may have to rely on the likes of Stoke and Southampton continuing their woeful form.
West Ham and Millwall last faced each other in the Championship back in 2012.
Before that, when the rivals were drawn together in the League Cup at Upton Park in 2009, the match was marred by ugly scenes at the final whistle.
West Ham won 3-1 after extra time after Millwall had taken the lead through their current manager, Neil Harris.
The final whistle was met with pitch invaders and disorder on the streets outside Upton Park, where a Millwall fan was stabbed and more than 20 people were left injured.
West Ham fans have been far from happy this season and haven’t been afraid to express their discontent towards the club’s board.
Perhaps the owners and fans might find a common enemy in Millwall next season, put their differences aside and unite together against them? No? Okay then…
If West Ham fans can’t stop fighting themselves, just imagine the scenes when Millwall come to the London Stadium.
It’s safe to say that Twitter is also drooling at the prospect of the tasty clash…
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