Fulham vs West BromEnglish Championship, KO: 12:30 Oct 30, 2021, Craven Cottage
The big match in the English Championship this weekend sees West Brom travel to Craven Cottage for a clash against Fulham. Separated by just a point, both teams are likely serve up a closely fought encounter but the Cottagers are almost unstoppable at home and should have the edge here.
Fulham only recently moved into second place, leapfrogging West Brom in the Championship table. They will be keen to keep the Baggies at bay and hold on to the second automatic promotion spot.
Led by the impressive Aleksandar Mitrovic who has 15 goals already this season, Fulham are the leading scorers in the Championship. That attacking strenght was on full display last time out as they thumped Nottingham Forest 4-0 for their fourth win in their last five Championship matches.
Craven Cottage has been a good hunting ground for Fulham, who have suffered just one defeat on home soil this season. Marco Silva’s men have won five of their last six matches on their own turf and claimed a 2-0 victory over Cardiff City in their previous fixture in front of their fans.
West Brom have been hit by bouts of inconsistency in recent weeks which has seen them drop to third on the table. They travel to Fulham off the back of two wins and two defeats from their last four Championship matches.
Sitting just one point behind Fulham, West Brom will be keen to reclaim their spot in the automatic promotion places. Manager Valerien Ismael will look to take some confidence from the 3-0 victory over Bristol City in their previous Championship fixture.
While West Brom have been one of the best teams in the Championship this season, their form on their travels has been poor. They have lost their last two away matches and were beaten 2-1 by struggling Swansea City in their previous fixture on the road.
How the bookies view it
Fulham have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 19/17 by SBK to claim the win. A victory for West Brom is priced at 11/4 with bet365 while William Hill is offering odds of 5/2 for a draw.
Head to head
There have been 49 previous matches between Fulham and West Brom with both teams claiming 17 wins each and 15 draws. The Cottagers are unbeaten in the last 11 fixtures against West Brom and triumphed 2-0 in last season’s meeting at Craven Cottage.
Players to watch
Aleksandar Mitrovic remains the one to watch for Fulham as he looks to add to his 15 Championship goals this season. The Serbian striker netted a brace last time out against Nottingham Forest and is priced at 11/10 with betfair to score anytime.
West Brom will look to Karlan Grant, who has seven Championship goals this season. The striker was on target in the win over Bristol City and is valued at 27/10 by Unibet to find the net at Craven Cottage.
Anything else catch the eye?
There has been BTTS in five of the last seven matches between Fulham and West Brom and a similar outcome is priced at 8/11 with betway. The last meeting between both teams produced over 3.5 goals and a repeat is valued at 23/10 with Unibet while bet365 is offering 10/11 for over 2.5 goals.
Fulham have opened the scoring in their last three Championship matches and could be backed to score first at 3/4 with BoyleSports.
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