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Blackburn Rovers vs Fulham – Fulham are unbeaten under Hughes

| 17.09.2010

Mark Hughes has enjoyed a successful start at Fulham but will have to find Fulham’s first away win in a year if he wants to return from his old stomping ground with three points.

Damien Duff could return to the Blackburn side after featuring in two training sessions this week following his calf injury, and Hughes will need a fully fit Duff whilst Bobby Zamora sits on the sidelines with a broken leg.

Fulham haven’t scored in nine out of 11 away games and haven’t won in 20 away matches so Hughes will be hoping Duff can provide the opportunities to end both streaks – Fulham are 13/5 to beat Blackburn.

With Zamora and Andy Johnson both out injured, it will be up to Mouassa Dembele to find the back of the net and he is 9/4 to score anytime.

Sam Allardyce has turned Ewood Park into a fortress for his Blackburn side, losing just five times in 32 home games during his reign, and they are 11/10 to win and continue their impressive run against Fulham.

In 41 games with the Cottagers at Ewood Park, Blackburn have won 58.54% of the matches with the draw occurring 19.51% of the time, and a draw, 9/4, seems Fulham’s best hope of continuing their unbeaten record.

Michel Salgado and Ryan Nelsen are set to retain their place in the Blackburn line-up after coming off injured against Manchester City last week.

Sam Allardyce is yet to defeat Mark Hughes whenever they have squared up against each other in the dug-out, losing four and drawing one of the five matches, so history would suggest that the best value is in the draw.

With Fulham struggling for strikers, Blackburn are 6/4 to keep a clean sheet. See the latest Blackburn Rovers vs Fulham match betting market here.



Ed Needham