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Fulham visit Burnley ~ Ch. Match Preview MD15

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Match Preview

Burnley vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 15 1516 at Turf Moor

Tuesday 3rd November 2015    KO: 19:45

Referee: Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire)

Fulham Manager Kit Symons
Fulham Manager
Kit Symons
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Fulham are just four points adrift of the playoff spots and are yet to be beaten in five consecutive Championship games.

Burnley can remain on course for Premier League promotion if they manage to seal victory over Fulham at Turf Moor on Tuesday evening.

It was not that long ago that Fulham manager Kit Symons's job came under question after failing to guide the team to a win in their first four Championship games.

The team suffered a lull after recording three consecutive draws, but they have now moved to 10th in the table following back-to-back wins.

The Cottagers have been high scoring in the last two games having found the back of the net eight times overall - four goals in a win against Reading and four in an away triumph over Bristol City.

Moussa Dembele has been in fine form having scored five goals in his last three league games, while Ross McCormack has also contributed with a goal in Fulham's last two Championship matches.

The London outfit have not been beaten in five league games, but they have conceded in all of them bar one, which was a goalless draw against Middlesbrough.

Fulham have managed to keep just two clean sheets, and given that they are away on Tuesday evening, a third might be too much of an ask for Symons's side.

Burnley Manager Sean Dyche
Burnley Manager
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As it often goes, the teams who get relegated from the Premier League are automatically tipped to return to the top flight following a season in the Championship.

Burnley were sent back down to the second tier of English football, alongside Hull City and Queens Park Rangers, after surprising everyone by achieving a place in the top flight in the first place.

Sean Dyche's side were on familiar ground after returning to the Championship, but they had a stuttered start following two draws and a defeat.

A 1-0 win over Brentford was the turning point for the Clarets as they went on to claim three more wins on the trot.

Just one defeat has blemished a decent run of eight wins and two draws since mid-August, which has placed them third in the league table, just two points adrift of leaders Brighton & Hove Albion.

Burnley have seen the sight of goal many times this season having netted 20 goals in 14 games, with Andre Gray leading the scoring charts with six to his name.

The Clarets have scored 10 league goals in their last six games, but they have only managed to keep a clean sheet four times, the last of which was against Blackburn Rovers earlier this month.

Burnley have conceded 13 goals overall, but they depending on other results in the Championship on Tuesday night, the team could move to the top of the table with a win.


  • These two sides have met 35 times in total, but it's Burnley who edge the matches having won 19 compared to Fulham's 11 triumphs.

  • The spoils have been shared five times, but the Clarets also lead the way in the goalscoring charts with 59 strikes, while Fulham have managed 41.

  • Burnley have benefitted more than the Cottagers points-wise as they have gained 62, while Fulham have taken 38 points from their head to heads.

  • The statistics get worse for Fulham as they have only managed to claim one win at Turf Moor.

  • Burnley

  • Andre Gray has five goals in his past five league appearances for Burnley.

  • Burnley have won 40%, drawn 30% and lost 30% of their last 20 home games.

  • Burnley have conceded 1 goal or less in 16 of their last 20 home games, going on to win 8, draw 4 and lose 4 of these matches

  • Burnley have scored first in 60% of their last 20 home games.

  • Fulham

  • Ross McCormack has five goals in eight appearances against Burnley, though only one of those strikes came at Turf Moor.

  • Moussa Dembele has scored seven goals in his past nine league appearances for Fulham; he failed to score any in his previous 19 league appearances.

  • Fulham have won 25%, drawn 30% and lost 45% of their last 20 away games.

  • Fulham have scored first in 45% of their last 20 away games.

Source Danielle Joynson at SportsMole/BBCSports/KickOff
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