Fulham vs Blackburn Betting Preview
Fulham League Position: 16th League Form: DLL
Fulham have started poorly under Martin Jol and have found themselves at the wrong end of the table this early on in the season, picking up only 1 point from a possible 9. With a home fixture against Steve Kean’s Blackburn on the horizon though last season’s 8th placed team will be fancying their chances. Goals can come from anywhere with Fulham with 3 players already on 3 goals this season. Last season’s top marksman Clint Dempsey is always good for a goal and against a Blackburn defence yet to keep a clean sheet he must fancy himself, back him to score first at 7.5 on William Hill.
Fulham vs Blackburn Betting odds
Jol did do some deadline day shopping though and stole Costa Rican international Bryan Ruiz from under Newcastle’s noses. The Costa Rican may make his debut from the bench and is pitted at 8.0 on Coral to score last.
Fulham’s greatest strength last term was their resiliency at the back with only 1.13 goals conceded per game by the Cottagers and statistically at Craven Cottage more than 2.5 goals were scored on only 17 occasions which was the 4th best in the league. The odds of this happening in this fixture are solid for a return at 1.83 on Betfair.
Blackburn League Position: 19th League Form: LLL
Steve Kean’s Blackburn have been tipped for a difficult season and after 3 games difficult looks like an understatement. As the owners are in search of a landmark signing a la Ronaldiniho, Beckham or Raul, Blackburn are suffering after the loss of defensive colossus Phil Jones. Reinforcements in the shape of Scott Dann and Yakubu have been bright in though, to shore up the back and to grab some goals. Yakubu has hardly been prolific for Everton lately but if he makes his debut the odds of him scoring at any time look very tasty at 4.5 on Bet365.
In the past 5 meetings of these 2 clubs it has been an even split with both sides winning 2 apiece and 1 draw.
The likelihood of draw though is low with Fulham surely having the quality to prove victorious here, they are sure favourites at 1.73 on Stan James.
By John Fernandez
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