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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham welcome Birmingham City Cham MD26 ~ 21/22

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Fulham vrs Birmingham City

Championship Match Day 26 at Craven Cottage

Tuesday 18th January 2022    KO: 19:45

Referee: Gavin Ward (Surrey)

Live on Sky

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
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Fulham earned their way to the top of the Championship table following their comfortable 6-2 victory over Bristol City last weekend.

Marco Silva’s side lead despite having a game in hand on their nearest rivals Bournemouth and Blackburn Rovers.

Fulham have won their last two league games, scoring 13 goals and only conceding twice. Up next is the visit of Birmingham City to Craven Cottage tomorrow evening.

If it ain’t broke then don’t fix it is a pretty useful adage in football and things are absolutely working for Silva’s side at the moment.

Barring any fresh injury concerns that may pop up between now and tomorrow, expect an unchanged side to face against Lee Bowyer’s side in London.

Alexander Mitrovic is the league’s top scorer by a distance and he will continue to spearhead the Cottagers’ attack on Tuesday evening.

Neeskens Kebano has three goals from his last two league games and will be looking to contribute with even more on Tuesday night from the left.

Harry Wilson has two goals of his own in the same time frame. The front three are all in fine form and all have the potential to add to their recent goal tally given their form.

Denis Odoi and Michael Hector may have been looking to make their way back into the team, but recent performances make it impossible to replace any of the current starting players.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Rodak, Robinson, Ream, Adarabioyo, Tete, Reed, Cairney, Kebano, Carvalho, Wilson, Mitrovic.

Birmingham City
Birmingham  City Coach Lee Bowyer
Birmingham City Coach
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Birmingham City will be looking to return to winning ways on Tuesday night as they head to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship.

Lee Bowyer’s side head into the game after brining their losing run to an end at the weekend as the drew 1-1 away to Preston North End thanks to Scott Hogan’s late equaliser.

An unlikely victory against the odds tomorrow night could see the Blues move up to 16th in the league standings, with the Midlands side in desperate need of a welcome three points after their recent run of poor form.

They face a Fulham side that have scored 13 goals in their last two league outings, including seven in their last away game against Reading as they continue to live up to their pre-season billing as one of the favourites for automatic promotion.

Neil Etheridge will once again be between the sticks for the Blues as he seeks to keep a welcome clean sheet.

George Friend should return as back of the back three alongside Marc Roberts and Teden Mengi, in a change which should allow Kristian Pedersen to move back to his preferred role of left wing back.

Maxime Colin will again operate as the right wing back, with the likes of Gary Gardner, Jordan James and Ivan Sunjic acting as the back three as they seek to frustrate the Whites.

Up top Lukas Jutkiewicz will once again partner new signing Onel Hernandez, with the latter of the two no doubt being keen to get off the mark for his new side after arriving on loan from Norwich City.

A win at Craven Cottage would certainly upset the odds for the Blues and they will have to be at their best to get any kind of result.

Bristol City possible starting lineup:
Etheridge, Friend, Roberts, Mengi, Pederson, Sunjic, James, Gardner, Colin, Jutkiewitz, Hernandez

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