EFL CHAMPIONSHIP

Fulham vs Birmingham: Match Preview

Fulham, Six Sports

The EFL Championship kicks off with a new set of fixtures on Tuesday, with high-flying Fulham hosting Birmingham City at the Craven Cottage Stadium.

The visitors are coming off a four-game losing streak against the hosts and will be eager to break that streak.

Fulham cruised to a 6-2 victory over Bristol City on Saturday, putting up a top-notch effort.

This came after a resounding 7-0 victory over Reading at the Madejski Stadium last Tuesday.

Fulham has climbed to the top of the EFL Championship standings with 51 points from 25 games, following a run of poor play in recent weeks.

Fulham recent Form: D-L-W-W-W

Birmingham City, meanwhile, came back from a goal down to tie 1-1 with Preston North End last time out.

Lee Bowyer’s side has now failed to win any of their previous six games across all competitions, with four losses and two draws.

Birmingham City is presently 18th on the list with 28 points from 25 games, level on points with Swansea City.

Birmingham City has a somewhat better record in the history of this match, having won 34 of the last 94 matches between the two sides. Fulham has two fewer victories, with 28 games ending in a draw.

Birmingham City recent Form D-L-L-L-D

Fulham vs Birmingham City Team News

Fulham

Ivan Cavaleiro, who has been left out due to injury, will not play for Fulham. Ivory Coast’s Jean Michael Seri is presently on international service with the African Cup of Nations. Ivan Cavaleiro is injured.

Birmingham City

In the meanwhile, the visitors will have to make do without Marc Roberts and Ivan Sanchez, who are both out due to injury.

Marc Roberts and Ivan Sanchez are both injured.

Fulham Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Paulo Gazzaniga, Kenny Tete, Tosin Adarabioyo, Michael Hector, Antonee Robinson, Harrison Reed, Nathaniel Chalobah, Bobby Decordova-Reid, Fabio Carvalho, Harry Wilson, Aleksandar Mitrovic

Birmingham City Predicted XI (4-3-1-2): Neil Etheridge; Maxime Colin, TTeenMengi, Kristian Pedersen, Juan Familia-Castillo; Gary Gardner, Ivan Sunjic, Jordan James; Tate Campbell; Chuks Aneke, Scott Hogan.

Our prediction

Fulham has been totally dominant in recent weeks, winning three of their last three games and scoring a staggering 14 goals. While they play a struggling Birmingham City side that has gone six games without a win. And we predict that they will win for the fourth time in a row.

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