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The Championship title and automatic promotion are Fulham’s to lose. The Cottagers head into the weekend in the league with 57 points from 27 games. Two points separate Fulham from second-place Blackburn Rovers and eight points separate the Cottagers from third-place Bournemouth.

On Saturday, Fulham will host Blackpool with the Cottagers on a four-match winning streak in the league ahead of the weekend’s clash at home. Blackpool are on a two-game winning streak. The Tangerines are midtable with 36 points from 27 matches in the league. A midtable finish will suit Blackpool just fine after the club returned to the Championship following promotion last term.

Sixteen points separate Blackpool from the bottom three. Relegation is not an issue for Neil Critchley’s team. Eight points separate Blackpool from the promotion play-off, but making the top six is unlikely for Critchley’s team. Still, a mid-table finish will cap off a brilliant season for Blackpool in 2021-22.

Fulham vs Blackpool Betting Odds

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Fulham took 13 points from the last 18 points available in the league and the Cottagers are on a four-game winning streak in the Championship. They outscored their last six opponents by a count of 23-8. Despite losing 1-0 to Blackpool in the previous fixture, Fulham are favourites to claim a home win.

The bookies make Fulham overwhelming favourites to win on Saturday with the Cottagers priced up at 2/7 to claim three points.

Fulham have won back-to-back games at Craven Cottage and possess the second-best home points total in the league with 30 points from 14 games. Fulham have scored more goals than any other team in the Championship with 73 goals have only conceded 25 goals in the process.

Blackpool go into the game having picked up nine points from the last 18 points available. The Tangerines scored eight goals and conceded seven times across their last six Championship games and can be backed at odds of 15/2 to win at Craven Cottage. Blackpool have lost three straight games on the road in the league.

Fulham vs Blackpool Team News

Neil Critchley has a number of players on the injured list going into the game on Saturday at Craven Cottage. Goalkeeper Chris Maxwell has a thigh injury and will be out until February while midfielder Sonny Carey is ruled out until May with an ankle injury. Defender James Husband has a hamstring strain and is out until February.

Midfielder Keshi Anderson also has a hamstring injury and is ruled out of the game. Defender Reece James tested positive for COVID-19 and is not expected to play. Midfielders Grant Ward and Matty Virtue are both ruled out with injuries.

Fulham manager Marco Silva is without Jean Michael Seri is ruled out of the game. He is at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Forward Ivan Cavaleiro has a groin injury and is ruled out until next month.

Fulham average 16.4 shots per game, which leads the Championship. Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic leads the Championship in goals with 27. Mitrovic has accounted for 37% of Fulham’s goals in 2021-22. Harry Wilson, Neeskens Kebano, and Fabio Carvalho each has eight goals. Carvalho is linked with a transfer in the offseason to Liverpool.

Fulham vs Blackpool H2H

Blackpool claimed a 1-0 win over Fulham earlier this season. Josh Bowler’s 49th-minute goal gave Blackpool the win. Fulham kept 70% of the possession against Blackpool. The teams combined for eight corners with four corners apiece.

Recent matches between Fulham and Blackpool are few and far between. The teams’ match played earlier this season was the first between these since 2015.

Fulham have posted a home record of 9W-3D-2L in the Championship.  Blackpool have an away record of 3W-4D-5L. The Tangerines are –2 in goals away from home. Fulham are +24 in goals at Craven Cottage.

Fulham vs Blackpool Prediction

Half with most goals: Second half @ 1/1 - BET NOW

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When these teams met earlier this season, the game went into the halftime break at nil-nil. Blackpool scored a goal in the second half making the second period the half with the most goals. Our first prediction is for Fulham and Blackpool to combine to score the most goals in the second half.

Fabio Carvalho to score anytime @ 11/8 - BET NOW

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Fabio Carvalho is rumoured to be Liverpool’s next big transfer signing. The 19-year-old is linked to Liverpool this month, but may not be sold until the summer offseason. Carvalho is playing well and our tip for the game is for the youngster to score anytime. Carvalho has eight goals in 17 Championship matches. Carvalho has scored four goals in Fulham’s last three games in the Championship. He is in form and flying high.

Fulham to win to nil @ 5/4 - BET NOW

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Blackpool may have beaten Fulham earlier this season in the Championship, but the Cottagers are in great form ahead of Saturday’s home clash with the Tangerines. Just one of Fulham’s last four games ended as a win to nil. However, against a Blackpool team that has scored just 28 goals will struggle against Fulham’s defence. Fulham have the league’s third-best defence with just 25 goals conceded. Our betting tips prediction is for Fulham to claim a win to nil against Blackpool.

Fulham are on pace to achieve automatic promotion by winning the league. The Cottagers will take another step closer toward automatic promotion and winning the league with a victory over Blackpool. While Blackpool won 1-0 earlier this campaign, Fulham’s form has been excellent and it isn’t about to falter. Silva will lead the Cottagers to a fifth straight victory in the Championship.

Fulham vs Blackpool Betting Tips