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Fulham at home to West Brom ~ Match Preview

last updated Wednesday 01st February 2012, 3:06 PM

Fulham manager Martin Jol
Fulham manager
Martin Jol
Martin Jol
Fulham boss Martin Jol is a former West Brom player while Baggies' head coach Roy Hodgson used to manage Fulham but with both clubs in danger of being dragged into a relegation fight, there will be no room for sentiment at Craven Cottage.

Any chance of silverware this season disappeared with both teams suffering 2-1 defeats in the FA Cup over the weekend - but as Hodgson admitted, the cup was "a subsidiary target" and it's now time to focus on the "main priority" of Premier League survival.

Despite the fact that both teams are languishing in the bottom half of the table, they can each claim to be in some sort of relevant league form - Fulham have won four of their last five home league matches, while West Brom have won three of their last four league games on the road.

Fulham have enjoyed plenty of Craven Cottage highs this season; they include a 6-0 demolition of QPR and a 5-2 win over Newcastle along with victories over Liverpool and Arsenal and a draw with Manchester City.

The victory over QPR equalled Fulham's biggest in the Premier League. The last time they scored six was in February 2006 when they thrashed West Brom 6-1 - and having never won on any of their five Premier League visits to Craven Cottage, Baggies fans may be fearing the worst for their trip to west London.


  • Fulham have won all five times that they have hosted West Brom in the Premier League.

  • West Brom have scored just one goal on their five Premier League visits to Craven Cottage - and on that occasion, Fulham scored six.

  • Fulham

  • Fulham have won four out of their last five home league matches.

  • Martin Jol's side have not won back-to-back matches in this season's Premier League.

  • Fulham have scored 21 home league goals this season - 11 of those came in two matches: a 6-0 win over QPR in October and the 5-2 defeat of Newcastle last time out.

  • Simon Davies is set to make his 300th Premier League appearance.

  • West Brom

  • West Brom have won three of their last four away league matches.

  • The Baggies have won more than twice as many points away from home than they have at the Hawthorns (17:8).

  • Only Man Utd, Man City and Tottenham have won more away league matches than West Brom.

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