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Fulham vrs Sheffield Wednesday ~ Match Preview Cham MD 45

last updated Friday 17th July 2020, 5:08 PM



Match Preview

Fulham at home to Sheffield Wednesday

Championship Match Day 45 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 18th July 2020    KO: 15:00

Referee: Darren England (Barnsley)



Fulham Coach Scott Parker
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Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk
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Fulham will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Championship when they welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Craven Cottage in their penultimate regular season fixture.
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The Cottagers were held by West Bromwich Albion last time out to all but end their automatic promotion hopes, while Wednesday played out a stalemate with Huddersfield Town to remain 15th.
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Four wins in a row for Fulham had them hot on the heels of West Brom, but Tuesday's stalemate at the Hawthorns saw them miss out on the chance to close the gap to two points.
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Instead, it is now a five-point gap on the second-placed Baggies, who can further extend that advantage when they take on Huddersfield Town in the Friday night fixture.
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That would officially kill off Fulham's automatic promotion hopes ahead of this clash with Wednesday, though Scott Parker will be after three points regardless.
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It is all about momentum for the Whites now with a playoff spot already assured of ahead of their closing fixtures with Wednesday and Wigan Athletic.
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Thirteen points from the last 15 on offer has been a good response from Fulham after a slow start on their return to action last month.
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They will see this visit of the Owls as a chance to add three more points to the board given that the visitors have won just three of their last 17 matches in all competitions.
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The most recent of those wins for Garry Monk's side came in their last away outing - Dominic Iorfa, Josh Windass and Jacob Murphy all on target in the 3-0 win at Queens Park Rangers.
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That comfortable victory was followed up by a goalless draw against Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town in midweek, leaving Wednesday firmly in mid-table.
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Finishing in the top half may be the target for Monk after back-to-back games without defeat, though there is a four-point gap to make up on 12th-placed Blackburn Rovers.
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However, there is still talk of the Owls possibly being deducted points for breaching the EFL's Profit and Sustainability laws centering around the sale of Hillsborough.
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That could yet leave Wednesday at risk of dropping out of the division, but they will have to wait at least another few days to discover the outcome of the case.
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Head to head

  • Fulham have won just once in the last four times Sheffield Wednesday have visited Craven Cottage for a Leaue game.


Fulham


  • Fulham have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 20 home games.


  • Of the 12 league games Fulham have won at home, they scored first 11 times.


  • Fulham have won six of their last 10 games for of the six were at home.


Sheffield Wednesday


  • Of the 9 away games Sheffield Wednesday have lost, they conceded first 7 times.


  • Sheffield Wednesday have won twice in their last 10 games and drawn twice .

  • Both victories were in away games the last being at QPR.
























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