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Fulham face Blackpool ~ Cham. Match Preview

last updated Tuesday 04th November 2014, 9:21 PM

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Fulham will fancy extending their unbeaten run and pulling further clear of the Championship's drop zone when rockbottom Blackpool visit Craven Cottage on Wednesday.

Kit Symons, now the full-time Cottagers boss, has guided the West London side to two wins and two draws in their last four league games - a run which has seen them move up to 20th in the table.

If they inflict a fifth straight defeat on Blackpool, they could climb as high as 15th, depending on other results in midweek.

Symons will have to do it without Ross McCormack, who was sent off for two bookable offences in the 3-3 draw at Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

Visitors Blackpool come into the game on the back of a 2-0 loss in Lee Clark's first game in charge.

Clark's arrival couldn't spark a change in fortunes as the Tangerines fell to their fourth straight defeat. They remain seven points adrift of safety in the table.

He has been able to sign a new player this week, though, and Jacob Murphy will be hoping to feature after joining on loan from fellow Championship side Norwich City.

These two sides were last in the same league when Blackpool earned a shock promotion to the top flight for 2010-11. Fulham won the home fixture that season 3-0.

They have since met in a 2012-13 FA Cup two-legged third-round tie, when Fulham came out on top in extra time.


  • Fulham won the last meeting 2-1 at Bloomfield Road in an FA Cup replay in January last year.

  • Fulham are unbeaten in the last six meetings in all competitions, winning four. Blackpool's last win was 2-1 at home in the old Division Two in February 1998.

  • Fulham are unbeaten in the last nine meetings at home in all competitions, winning six. Blackpool's last win there was 1-0 in the old Division Three in August 1986.

  • Fulham

  • Fulham are unbeaten in their last four games in the Championship, winning two. Their last defeat was 2-0 at Middlesbrough on 4 October.

  • Fulham have won their last three home games in the Championship, against Bolton, Norwich and Charlton.

  • Blackpool

  • Blackpool have won only one of their 16 games in all competitions this season. Their only win was 1-0 against Cardiff at home in the Championship on 3 October.

  • Blackpool have not won any of their eight away games in all competitions this season, losing six.

Source Barney Corkhill at SPortsMole/BBCSports
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