Tom Trybull was on target as Norwich beat Millwall 2-1 at Carrow Road on New Years Day Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images
Its been 50 years since the Lions have won in Norfolk, stretching all the way back to November 2, 1968.
Theyve attempted to end that horrible record on 20 occasions in the half century which has followed that 3-0 victory in the second tier.
Since that success the south London side have endured a miserable time whenever theyve been to Norwich, losing 14 and drawing six matches, conceding 44 goals and scoring 17 in the process.
Theres even been a penalty shootout defeat in there. City had taken the lead in extra-time through Robert Rosario during a Zenith Data Systems Cup second round tie in December 1990 but the visitors took the game to a shootout through a Teddy Sheringham header in the penultimate minute.
Norwich still came out on top though, John Polston scoring as the shootout went to sudden death and Bryan Gunn saving Steve Woods effort to settle the battle, when Milwall were in the second tier and the Canaries in the top flight.
The Lions nightmare stretches even further back to a 2-0 victory at Carrow Road in Division Three South in January 1950 – winning just once in their 31 attempts since then, conceding 68 goals in the process.
The majority of those games (16) were played in the second tier, with eight in Division Three South and just two in the top flight.
To bring things back to the present, Millwall have lost six of their last seven visits to Carrow Road, one of them being a 6-1 thumping on Boxing Day 2014.
Canaries fans can feel their pain. For Norwich its the Craven Cottage curse, having not won at Fulham since New Years Day 1986 – despite 11 attempts, eight of which finished in defeat.
City of course just put another of their hoodoos to bed, bringing an end to a 17-year drought without a win away to Sheffield Wednesday in style, thrashing the Owls 4-0 on Saturday.
Thats nothing compared to the nightmare of Highfield Road between 1937 and 1979 for Norwich though, when they lost an incredible 20 consecutive matches away to Coventry.
Millwall arent quite sinking to those depths but their recent away form makes a trip to Norfolk the last thing Neil Harriss stubborn side need.
Their 2-0 defeat at Brentford on Saturday stretched their search for an away win to 10 matches, going back seven months. They have the joint worst record on the road in the division so far this season, tied with Rotherham, of two points from a possible 24.
It may well have all the hallmarks of an along come Norwich situation but a stadium where the Lions have not won in 50 years must bring some mental scars for supporters of a certain vintage.
With Daniel Farkes team rising to second in the table with eight wins in their last 10 league matches, a degree of confidence is sure to send a buzz around Carrow Road on Saturday.
City fans know the Championship gods loves to drop a banana skin in the path of over-confident teams though, so theres no room for complacency.
Last season Milwall arrived on New Years Day in a similar scenario, without an away win all campaign up to that point, stretching 13 matches. The along come Norwich alarm bells were certainly ringing.
Becoming the first away scalp was avoided thanks to a 2-1 win but Farkes side had to bounce back from former City striker Steve Morison putting the visitors in front, with Tom Trybull and James Maddsion sealing a comeback in the second half.
Millwall then shook off their away jinx with six straight victories on their travels, contributing to eventually finishing eighth and just three points short of a remarkable play-off place.
There is no such thing as an easy game against the Lions on Harriss watch – as the Canaries know all too well from their 4-0 thumping at The Den during the early stages of last season.
Regardless of a healthy record lasting half a century, City most keep their foot firmly on the accelerator.
NORWICH Citys supporters will expect their side to stroll past Millwall on Saturday – but Lions boss Neil Harris is determined that wont happen.
Harris revealed he spoke some harsh words to his side after their 2-0 defeat at Brentford last Saturday, and now expects the squad to react in the right way after a sixth away loss of the season.
Harris stressed it is not the Millwall way to let teams roll them over, ahead of a significant challenge for his players against a team that have won eight of their last 10 league games, a run that has lifted them from 17th to second in the Championship table.
Theyve done exceptionally well the last couple of months but thats an even greater challenge for us. It makes it a more exciting challenge, Harris said.
On Saturday 25,000 Norwich fans are going to turn up expecting their team to stroll past Millwall on Saturday. Well the Millwall way is not to let that happen.
A reaction to a disappointing performance is key now. My teams do react and they will react. I look forward to it again, I look forward to it probably more than any game of the season because I spoke some harsh words to the players, to them and to the press, and they have got to respond to their manager now.
I look forward to seeing what my groups got again on the back of that. What a great game to have. You go to Norwich, who are flying, and weve got to go and be at our best.