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Fulham will be taking on visiting rivals Birmingham City at Craven Cottage in this Championship tie on Tuesday.
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Fulham will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 6-2 Championship success over Bristol City.
In that match, Fulham had 63% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For Fulham, the scorers were Aleksandar Mitrović (21', 41', 45'), Neeskens Kebano (31', 57') and Fabio Carvalho (36'). Bristol City got 8 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Antoine Semenyo (7', 29') scored for Bristol City.
Matches with Fulham have tended to be absorbing ones lately with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past 6 games alone, the sum total of 21 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 16 of them belonging to Fulham. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see if the trend will be sustained in this next match.
Their prior results show that Fulham:
- haven't lost in the league to Birmingham City in their previous 3 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
In their previous fixture, Birmingham City drew 1-1 in the Championship tie with Preston North End.
In that match, Birmingham City had 45% possession and 17 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Birmingham City was Scott Hogan (86'). Preston North End had 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Patrick Bauer (31') scored for Preston North End.
Looking at their form, and Birmingham City have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 13 goals in total. In defence, Birmingham City could really do with shoring things up.
Taking a look at their past results, Birmingham City:
- have not registered a win against Fulham when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 4 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 09/12/2017 shows us that Fulham have won 5 of these games & Birmingham City 1, with the number of drawn results being 0.
In all, 14 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 10 from The Cottagers and 4 for The Blues. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
Team News: Fulham
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the sole fitness concern for the Fulham boss Marco Silva to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Terence Kongolo (Fitness) misses out.
We think that The Cottagers will possibly line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation this time, handing starts to Marek Rodak, Denis Odoi, Tim Ream, Tosin Adarabioyo, Antonee Robinson, Tom Cairney, Harrison Reed, Harry Wilson, Fabio Carvalho, Neeskens Kebano and Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Team News: Birmingham City
Due to a mostly healthy squad, there’s just the one fitness worry for the Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer to be concerned with. Matija Sarkic (Shoulder Injury) won’t be in action.
We believe The Blues appear most likely to elect for a 3-5-2 system, settling for Neil Etheridge, Teden Mengi, Marc Roberts, Kristian Pedersen, Maxime Colin, Gary Gardner, Ivan Sunjic, Ryan Woods, Jeremie Bela, Onel Hernandez and Lukas Jutkiewicz.
For this match, we think that Fulham will, in all likelihood, be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
However, Birmingham City will not find it easy getting on the scoresheet but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be being dangerous at times.
Our selection here is for a 3-1 victory for Fulham at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Craven Cottage (19,359)
Captain: Tom Cairney
Chairman: Shahid Khan
Manager: Marco Silva
Competitions: Championship position 2, FA Cup (Fourth Round)
⭐ Star Player: Harry Wilson
Generally used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Harry Wilson was born in Wrexham, Wales. Having played his first senior match for Crewe Alexandra in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Midfielder has struck 8 league goals in this Championship 2021 - 2022 season so far from a total of 21 appearances.