Blackburn vs Fulham
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Ewood Park (Blackburn).
Fulham are in contention for one of the direct-promotion spots, and have been far more impressive than Blackburn this season. However, do note that Blackburn have been nearly unbeaten at home this campaign and likely, expect a strong performance from Fulham, but not a clean sheet though.
Blackburn vs Fulham Head-to-head (h2h)
- Fulham won the reverse fixture at home, with a 2-0 scoreline.
- It’s been four years since Blackburn have won against this opponent.
- Seven of the former eleven clashes had goals from both teams.
- Seven of the last eight wins at this venue went to the hosts.
Blackburn vs Fulham Match Preview
Blackburn recorded a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day against Middlesbrough. The former did have the lead going into the final stages of the game, despite being on the road. However, their defense failed in holding onto the slender lead, and conceded the equalizer.
Going forwards, the performance of the Blackburn backline could determine if they would close down the six-point gap, in order to get into the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Fulham won 3-2 at home over Huddersfield. The first half of the game was completely chaotic, as all five goals came before even the 40th minute. Still, credit when it’s due – that the hosts of the day managed to deal with the Huddersfield attacks in the second half, preventing an equalizer.
Going forwards, Fulham have found the back of the net in 25 of their former 30 games, while Blackburn are on a streak of eight matches with at least one goal. They have also slotted goals in 17 of their previous 18 fixtures, and at home, they did so in 17 of their prior 19 appearances.
Blackburn vs Fulham Prediction
In regards to result, consider that Fulham just got relegated from the Premier League, and as a result are comparatively far more experienced than their counterparts. They had regularly taken on some of the best teams in the world last season. At present, they are placed third in the table, and are strong contenders to finish in the top-two.
They had also won the reverse fixture, that too with a clean sheet, and have not lost against this opponent in the past four years. The team has also scored twice or more in the prior two h2h fixtures, and have failed to score against this rival just twice in the past decade.
Blackburn, on the other hand, were winless in seven of their last nine overall match-ups as well this season. Taking into account all these observations, it’s concluded that Fulham are on course to record a win this weekend.
However, consider the fact that Blackburn are on a ten-match unbeaten run at home, and have lost just twice in the previous twenty appearances here. They have lost an h2h battle at home just once in the past 15 years, and have failed to score in such games just twice in the prior two decades.
Finally, take note that Fulham had conceded thrice or more in two of their previous four road trips. Considering all these observations, we are inclined to pick out the BTTS as a promising bet this match-day.
Blackburn vs Fulham Betting Tips
Fulham to Win @ 2.50 (3/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).