THERE’S just two fixtures from the Championship tonight but Mark O’Haire’s (@MarkOHaire) found a bet he’d like to share from Craven Cottage…
Fulham v Blackpool | Wednesday 20.00
The renaissance under Kit Symons continues for Fulham. It’s just one defeat in seven now for the Cottagers thanks to Bryan Ruiz’s late equaliser at Wigan on Saturday. The West Londoners have won four of those seven fixtures and confidence is high in the camp.
The goals are also flowing. Fulham have now scored three or more goals in four of their last six outings and also recorded three wins ‘to nil’ in their last three matches at Craven Cottage. And the Cottagers can even boast the league’s best home defence – never conceding more than one goal in front of their home supporters.
So as you can see, I’m angling towards a Fulham-based bet. Bet365 have made the hosts an even-money shot -1 in the Asian Handicap market. Backing this selection would see our stake returned should Symons’ charges only win by a one-goal margin and see us collect a full payout if Fulham win by two or more goals.
Blackpool arrive with Lee Clark now at the helm – one of the Football League’s most overrated managers. He oversaw Saturday’s home defeat to Ipswich, meaning the Tangerines have now lost four on the bounce and failed to score in three.
On their travels the Seasiders have W1-D6-L16 of their last 23 in the league, they’ve lost by two or more goals in three of their four away defeats this season and also failed to score 8/15 Championship games in 2014/15.
It’s neither sexy nor imaginative but backing rejuvenated Fulham -1 on the Asian Handicap looks a solid play at even-money with Bet365.
Fulham v Blackpool – Fulham -1 Asian Handicap (Evens Bet365)