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Fulham v West Brom: expect a tight game at Craven Cottage

| 01.02.2012

Both teams head into this game on the back of FA Cup defeats at the weekend but it’s Fulham who should be the more optimistic of the pair.

West Brom have been struggling for consistency recently and are currently one point behind Fulham in the Premier League table.

With Fulham performing rather well at Craven Cottage in recent weeks, the Baggies face a tough test…

Match odds

Fulham are the 5/6 favourites to win this game and boast a very decent home record against West Brom.

They have won all three of their previous encounters against West Brom at Craven Cottage and have the ninth best home record in the Premier League this term.

However, West Brom have the fifth best away record in the entire division and have lost just one of their last five away games – a narrow 1-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.

Roy Hodgson’s men are currently 7/2 to get the win, while the draw can be backed at 12/5 – which may prove tempting as their previous meeting this season ended in a stalemate.

Goal markets

West Brom have the fourth worst away attacking record in the Premier League but face a team who have shipped eight goals in their last five home games.

However, five of those were against Manchester United and it’s hard to see West Brom – who have only scored three in their last five Premier League games conceding this Wednesday evening.

Backing Fulham to keep a clean sheet looks tempting at 7/4, while they can be backed to win to nil at 12/5.

Finally, Danny Murphy opened the scoring for Fulham in their 2-1 defeat against Everton at the weekend and he is 14/1 to score first in this clash.



Richard Anderson