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Fuilham visit Blackburn Rovers ~ Match Preview Cham MD 31

last updated Friday 07th February 2020, 3:25 PM

Match Preview

Blackburn Rovers vs Fulham

Championship Match Day 31 19/20 at Ewood Park

Saturday 8th February 2020    KO: 15:00

Referee: Tony Harrington (Cleveland)

Fulham Coach Scott Parker
Fulham Coach
Scott Parker
Scott Parker
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Promotion chasing Fulham face playoff-chasing Blackburn Rovers as two sides in good form clash at Ewood Park on Saturday.

Both sides are unbeaten in four league games and will be looking to extend their respective runs as they chase promotion.

Blackburn are 10th in the Championship table and six points off the playoffs, but they are in good form and will hope to continue to put pressure on the teams ahead of them.

Tony Mowbray's side are the joint-second highest scorers in the league outside the top six, with 43 strikes in 30 games - just two behind Fulham's total and level with Preston North End.

After a mixed start to the campaign, Blackburn have been in excellent form, losing just two of their last 14 league outings - a run that stretches back to late November.

Blackburn Manager  Tony Mowbray
Blackburn Rovers
Tony Mowbray
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Rovers will be hoping to exact revenge for the 2-0 defeat they suffered at Craven Cottage in the reverse fixture earlier this season, when Tom Cairney and Aleksandar Mitrovic struck either side of half-time.

Fulham are having a strong campaign of their own and find themselves just three points off the automatic promotion places after a run of three wins in their last four league games.

Scott Parker's side have lost just one of their last seven outings, winning four times and failing to score just once as they look to leapfrog one of Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion.

The London outfit have been strong at both ends of the pitch, boasting the fifth-best scoring record and the fourth-best defensive record in the division so far.

Fulham have an outside chance of going second with a win, but Leeds would need to lose to Nottingham Forest and boast a superior goal-difference.

Head to head

  • This is the first league meeting between Blackburn and Fulham at Ewood Park since August 2016, with the visitors winning 1-0 under Slavisa Jokanovic.

  • Fulham haven't completed a league double over Blackburn since the 2000-01 season, when they won the second tier to earn promotion to the Premier League.


  • Fulham have lost just one of their last eight league games (W5 D2) since losing three in a row in December.

  • Fulham have had 445 sequences of 10 or more passes in open play this season, 141 more than the next closest side (Brentford, 304).

  • Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic scored on his return to action against Huddersfield to take his tally to 19 Championship goals this season.

  • he last time Fulham won away in the league was 2 games ago against Hull.

  • Of the 9 away games Fulham has lost, they conceded first 8 times.

Blackburn Rovers

  • Blackburn are currently unbeaten in 10 league games at Ewood Park (W5 D5) since a 2-1 defeat against Luton in September.

  • Adam Armstrong has either scored or assisted in each of his last five league matches for Blackburn (two goals and four assists).

  • The last time Blackburn lost a home league game was 11 matches ago against Luton.

Source Sean Wilson at Sports Mole/BBC Sport
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