Our match prediction:
Blackburn Rovers have been playing below expectations at the start of the new Premier League campaign. The Riversiders were hammered by Norwich City 4-1 in their opener in front of home fans and they suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Wigan Athletic in their first away win of the season. Following a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City Blackburn shared the spoils with Burton at the weekend, meaning that they are eyeing their first win of the season against Fulham. The Cottagers are unbeaten under new boss Slavisa Jokanovic and it is more than obvious that the Serbian tactician is capable of helping the capital club bring glory days back to Craven Cottage. The Cottagers are high on confidence ahead of the trip to Blackburn and we predict that they are going to extend their winning run in the Championship. Seeing that both teams should go for a win in Saturday’s football game, a lively contest appears on the horizon.
Highligted Player (Shane Duffy):
Shane Duffy is a footballer from Northern Ireland, who plays for Blackburn Rovers as a centre back. Duffy was born on 1 January, 1992 and he is considered one of the tallest players in the Championship. The 193-cm-tall defender began his youth career at Foyle Harps and went on to sign a deal with Premier League giants Everton in 2008. Despite being an Everton player for five years, he made no more than five appearances for the Goodison Park outfit in the process. The Northern Ireland international enjoyed loan spells with Burnley, Scunthorpe United and Yeovil Town before joining Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee in 2014. Shane Duffy scored four goals in 41 appearances for the Rovers in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he played an important role in Paul Lambert’s team. Despite being born in Northern Ireland, the defender made his international debut for Republic of Ireland in June 2014 against Costa Rica, switching his allegiance after representing the Northern Ireland Under-16 side.
Highlighted Team (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Championship. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition. Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight. Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League. The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.