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Fulham will be at The Hawthorns on Tuesday for the Championship clash with home side West Bromwich Albion.
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West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion prepare for this fixture after a 1-1 Championship drawn game against Blackburn Rovers.
In that match, West Bromwich Albion managed 50% possession and 16 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. The scorer for West Bromwich Albion was Filip Krovinović (41'). For their opponents, Blackburn Rovers had 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. Joe Rothwell (63') scored for Blackburn Rovers.
Their most recent results show that much respect should be given to the West Bromwich Albion backline. The Baggies have kept it tight, resulting in the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their last six games standing at 4. Despite that, it remains to be seen if the trend will continue on in this game or not.
Leading up to this clash, West Bromwich Albion:
- haven't lost in the league to Fulham in their previous 3 matches.
- haven't won against Fulham in their last 8 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Fulham head into the meeting following a 2-0 Championship win over Cardiff City in their most recent outing.
In that game, Fulham managed 58% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For Fulham, the scorers were Aleksandar Mitrović (35') and Josh Onomah (66'). At the other end, Cardiff City got 12 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games involving Fulham has been noticeable in recent matches. Looking at their last 6 meetings shows that this has happened 5 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 6 and The Cottagers have scored 6.
Their previous form shows that Fulham:
- haven't been defeated by West Bromwich Albion when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 01/02/2012 tells us that West Bromwich Albion have won 0 of these and Fulham 2, with the tally of draws standing at 4.
A combined total of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 5 of them from The Baggies and 9 netted by The Cottagers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league meeting between these sides was Championship match day 7 on 14/09/2019 which ended up with the score at Fulham 1-1 West Bromwich Albion.
In that match, Fulham managed 69% possession and 17 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player to score was Anthony Knockaert (49').
At the other end, West Bromwich Albion had 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. Semi Ajayi (80') was the scorer.
The referee was David Webb.
Team News: West Bromwich Albion
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilić to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength group. Jonathan Leko (Cruciate Ligament Injury) is sidelined.
In all likelihood, The Baggies look set to kick off with a 4-2-3-1 formation in the match, handing starts to Sam Johnstone, Conor Townsend, Kyle Bartley, Semi Ajayi, Dara O'Shea, Romaine Sawyers, Jake Livermore, Kamil Grosicki, Filip Krovinović, Matheus Pereira and Charlie Austin.
Team News: Fulham
Fulham boss Scott Parker has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Aboubakar Kamara (Unknown Injury) and Terence Kongolo (Foot Injury) will not be playing here.
There’s a good chance that The Cottagers could decide to utilise a 4-2-3-1 lineup, settling for Marek Rodak, Cyrus Christie, Michael Hector, Tim Ream, Joe Bryan, Harrison Reed, Harry Arter, Bobby Reid, Joshua Onomah, Anthony Knockaert and Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Fulham will surely be able to find the back of the net against this West Bromwich Albion side, however that isn’t expected to be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re going for both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for West Bromwich Albion when all is said and done. It really should be an interesting one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
West Bromwich Albion
Stadium: The Hawthorns (26,850)
Captain: Chris Brunt
Chairman: Li Piyue
Manager: Slaven Bilić
Competitions: Championship position 1
🔑 Key Man: Hal Robson-Kanu
Generally playing in the Striker position, Hal Robson-Kanu was born in Acton, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Southend United in the 2007 - 2008 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 10 league goals in this Championship 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 36 appearances.