Burton vs Fulham
English League Championship
Date: Wednesday, 1st February 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Ewood Park, Blackburn.
The newly promoted Burton Albion managed to pull themselves two points clear off the relegation zone with a 2-1 win away at QPR last weekend. The Brewers had lost in 7 of their previous 8 games. Burton were always in the bottom 6 of the table, but the recent run only made things difficult for them as the team below them have improved since December.
Fulham lost 1-0 to Reading away from home in the last round Championship fixture. They are 11th in the table with 5 points separating them from the play-off zone. They had a 5-match unbeaten run in December where they picked 11 points from a possible 15. Since the start of 2017, they have picked just 1 win and a draw, while losing in twice. They could provide a tough challenge to the promotion spots if they can find a bit more consistency in their game.
Burton vs Fulham: Head-to-head stats
The teams had only met on two occasions in recent years, the latest a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture of the current campaign on September. The previous meeting was in the 2013/14 Capital One Cup, a match won on penalties by Fulham.
Burton vs Fulham: Prediction
The things are not looking good for the home side here as Fulham are a side that troubled most of their opponents in away fixtures. The Cottagers are the fourth best away side in the league after picking 20 points from their 13 matches so far. Meanwhile, Burton are 6th from bottom of the table in home record, which reads 17 points from 13 matches. The problem for Burton is that they have suffered defeats in half of the matches they have played so far. When compared this with Fulham’s 3 defeats from 13 away games, we are very likely to witness another away win here.
Burton vs Fulham: Bet Tips
Fulham to win at Evens (2.00).