Fulham hosts Blackpool in round 29 of the English Championship. The match will be played on Saturday, January 29th at Craven Cottage (London)
Fulham is confidently topping the Championship standings. After 27 rounds played, the team is in first place with a 5-point margin from the nearest pursuer. Reliable defense and the best attack are the main characteristics of the Cottagers. They have already scored as many as 73 goals. The 27-year-old striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who remained with the team after relegation to the lower division, made a big contribution to such indicators. The Serbian forward scored 27 goals and made seven assists, and now he leads the list of the Championship top scorers. His three partners have eight goals each. Fulham ended the previous year with several misfires. But in 2022, the men of Marco Silva showed a 4-match winning streak. Reading, Bristol City, Birmingham, and Stoke City were defeated with a total score of 22-6.
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Blackpool is an average performer of the current Championship draw. The team is in the middle of the standings, having the following results: ten victories, six draws, and 11 defeats. If we take into account the first 15 representatives of the Championship, then Blackpool has the highest number of lost matches. The Tangerines ended the previous year with two defeats to the teams from the TOP-7. But in 2022, Neil Critchley’s charges redeemed themselves. They beat Hull City and Millwall with the same score of 1-0. Let’s recall that now Blackpool is eight points behind the sixth position, which gives the right to play in the promotion playoffs.
Fulham shows high production more often than others. The Cottagers pleased the fans with an average total of 3.4 goals in eight out of 14 home matches. As for Blackpool, over 2.5 goals scored were recorded in six out of 12 away games. The Black and Whites are impressive in the new year. They scored 22 goals in four games, and let’s assume that the fans will again see a productive match.