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Fulham vs Birmingham – Fulham 11/10 to end four-game losing run

| 26.11.2010

Having sprung a surprise when beating Chelsea last week, Alex McLeish’s side enter the Fulham game high in confidence and can convert that confidence into three points.

At 5/2 to beat Fulham, Birmingham offer plenty of value against a side that have just one win from their last eleven games.

Match Odds

With the game being at Craven Cottage, Fulham are 11/10 to beat Birmingham and the Blues have failed to pick up the three points in their last three trips to the capital.

But Mark Hughes’ side are the Premier League’s draw specialists and with five of the 13 Premier League games between the two sides ending in a draw, Fulham fans may have to settle for a point as Hughes looks to lead his side away from the relegation zone.

Until the win against Chelsea, Birmingham had gone four games without a win and while confidence may be high, McLeish’s side would be happy with a point – the draw is available at 23/10.

Total Goals

While Birmingham and Fulham may not boast the household names in attack, both sides have been strong in front of goal this season.

But historically this game doesn’t produce too many goals and under 2.5 goals is available at 5/4.

Birmingham have managed 12 goals on the road this season but the goals have been spread across the team and there may be some value to be found in backing a defender to take advantage of a set piece – Roger Johnson is 9/1 to score anytime.

Fulham continue to rely on Clint Dempsey but Andy Johnson is slowly finding his match fitness and Fulham fans would love to see their striker start finding the net to take the pressure off Dempsey.

Andy Johnson is 7/4 to score anytime, co-favourite in the betting market with Dempsey.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.