WBA made quite a setback in the last round, in a very unpleasant time for them. They come from an away draw against Blackburn with a 1:1 result. They played good in the first part, they looked far sharper with the ball and managed to take the lead first over Krovinovic in the 43rd minute.
In the continuation of the match, a bit more equal performances were seen, as the guests conceded one in 63rd minute over Rothwell, not being able to take the lead, again, as their attacks looked quite uncreative.
WBA is at the Premier League-leading second place, but whit this setback, the situation is now complicated. They are still in the race for the title, as they are three points behind Leeds, but they have to watch their back, as the third-placed Brentford is aiming for that second place with just three points less.
They continue to miss left-backs Ferguson (21/1) and Gibbs (14/1) due to injuries.
Fulham continues with great performances in the Championship as they recorded their fourth consecutive win against Cardiff. Playing as hosts they routinely defeated their opponents with 2:0.
One goal in each half was enough to win in this one. Mitrovic scored in the first part from the penalty kick, and Onomah doubled the lead in the second. Guests, even though they tried, were simply not up to the challenge in this one.
Fulham is at playoff leading fourth place, being five points behind second-placed WBA and Premier League ticket, so aggressive play is expected from them in the matches to come.
They continue to miss midfielder Cairney (37/8) and offensive Kamara (24/4) due to injuries.
Hosts are entering this one fired up
With such a complicated situation at the table for WBA, I see them entering this one with high motivation. The same could be said for the Fulham, as only a victory keeps them in life for the second position. I am expecting a lot of goal-scoring opportunities in this match as both teams will be satisfied only with three points in this one, and besides, they both fell comfortable in the offense.