Blackburn Rovers vs Fulham: Preview, Predicted Lineups and Prediction

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Updated: February 16, 2016

Venue: Edwood Park, Lancashire

Date: 17/02/2016

Kick-off: 07:45 PM GMT / 2:45 PM EST

Match

Blackburn Rovers News

Blackburn’s unbeaten run came to a halt following a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Hull City at Ewood Park last weekend and the disappointing result means that Rovers are currently languishing in 19th place in the table.

While Blackburn are a sizeable five points off of the relegation zone at the moment, manager Paul Lambert will know that his side cannot afford to take it easy anytime soon and claiming victory in the encounter against fellow relegation rivals Fulham on Tuesday night will be of paramount importance.

Blackburn Rovers Probable Lineup: Steele; Spurr, Ward, Duffy, Conway; Gomez, Marshall, Evans, Lenihan; Jackson, Brown

Fulham News

Fulham handed themselves a wonderful lifeline following an impressive 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers over the weekend and the three points earned on the day has relieved immediate relegation pressure on the shoulders of Slavisa Jokanovic’s men.

Now Fulham need to gather momentum in order to improve on their current 18th position in the Championship standings and claiming a victory over rivals Blackburn Rovers in midweek will undoubtedly be a target for the Cottagers.

Fulham Probable Lineup: Lonergan; Amorebieta, Madl, Burn, Parker, O’Hara, Cairney, Christensen, Fredericks, McCormack, Dembele

Prediction

Both Blackburn and Fulham have grossly underperformed so far this season and relegation still remains a concern for both sides which is a sad indictment to how far the two sides have fallen over the last few seasons.

Heading into Tuesday night’s game, Blackburn have claimed three victories in their last four against Fulham and should be considered slight favourites due to home advantage. There is very little to choose between the two sides though and a score draw seems the most likely result from the encounter.

Blackburn Rovers 1 – 1 Fulham

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