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Blackpool face off with the visiting Fulham at Bloomfield Road in the Championship fixture on Saturday.
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Blackpool will be hoping for a better result after a 2-1 Championship loss in their previous game against Millwall.
In that match, Blackpool managed 31% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Blackpool was Shayne Lavery (56'). On the other side, Millwall got 18 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Jed Wallace (63') and Jake Cooper (90') scored for Millwall.
It has not been often in recent games where Blackpool have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Blackpool have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 10 goals along the way.
Pre-game facts show that Blackpool:
- haven't won against Fulham in their previous 6 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
Fulham come into this game following on from a 3-0 Championship win with the downing of Stoke City in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Fulham had 51% possession and 19 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. For Fulham, the goalscorers were Harry Wilson (5'), Bobby De Cordova-Reid (53') and Aleksandar Mitrović (72'). Stoke City got 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
A series of resolute displays by the Fulham defenders has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their past 6 fixtures combined. During the same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 15. It will be interesting to see if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Fulham:
- have not been beaten by Blackpool in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 28/08/2010 shows us that Blackpool have won 0 of them and Fulham 3, with the tally of draws being 3.
A combined total of 17 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 6 for The Seasiders and 11 netted by The Cottagers. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The last league game between these clubs was Championship match day 44 on 18/04/2015 which ended up with the score at Blackpool 0-1 Fulham.
That time, Blackpool had 56% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
On the other side, Fulham got 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Matt Smith (8') was the scorer.
The referee was Eddie Ilderton.
Team News: Blackpool
The Blackpool manager Neil Critchley has zero fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match thanks to a completely healthy group to pick from. Callum Connolly is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Fulham
Fulham manager Marco Silva has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Kenny Tete (Thigh Problems), Tom Cairney (Knee Injury) and Terence Kongolo (Knee Surgery) can’t be considered.
We’re inclined to think that Blackpool are dangerous enough to breach the defence of this Fulham side, but a single goal probably won’t quite prevent defeat.
We’ve gone for a close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Fulham by the conclusion of the game. Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bloomfield Road (17,338)
Captain: Chris Maxwell
Chairman: Simon Sadler
Manager: Neil Critchley
Competitions: Championship position 22
🔑 Star Man: Shayne Lavery
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Shayne Lavery was born in N. Ireland. Having made a first senior appearance for Blackpool in the 2021 - 2022 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 2 league goals in this Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 5 appearances.