Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.
As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.
Fulham v Blackburn
KO 16:00, Sky Sports 1
(Max last 10 only)
05 Mar 2011 Premier League Fulham 3-2 Blackburn
18 Sep 2010 Premier League Blackburn 1-1 Fulham
17 Jan 2010 Premier League Blackburn 2-0 Fulham
25 Nov 2009 Premier League Fulham 3-0 Blackburn
11 Mar 2009 Premier League Fulham 1-2 Blackburn
20 Sep 2008 Premier League Blackburn 1-0 Fulham
08 Mar 2008 Premier League Blackburn 1-1 Fulham
25 Nov 2007 Premier League Fulham 2-2 Blackburn
21 Apr 2007 Premier League Fulham 1-1 Blackburn
02 Dec 2006 Premier League Blackburn 2-0 Fulham
There’s been a storm brewing at Ewood Park ever since the Venky’s takeover of Blackburn and after three successive defeats at the start of the season it could be about to hit.
Steve Kean is feeling the pressure and his return to Craven Cottage, having previously been assistant to former Fulham manager Chris Coleman, is almost a must-win game. Lose it and the Scot could well be shown the door.
The hosts haven’t made a flying start to the season themselves, taking just one point from their opening three games, but their two defeats came on the road and they are much more of a force at home. There was no disgrace in drawing with Aston Villa on the opening day and the Cottagers are short price favourites here.
Whether they represent value at 1.71 on BETDAQ is questionable. Blackburn are as long as 6.0 but the best bet could be the draw at 3.75.
Both managers will be keen to register a first victory of the campaign, but I think they would each settle for a point if they had to.
Neither side are heavy scorers so a low scoring encounter is also likely, with the 1-1 draw tempting at 7.8.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
1-1 correct score at around 7.8: 1.5 points
Saturday’s Return: -5 points