Our football match prediction:
Buoyed by a thrilling win over Newcastle United at St. James’ Park, Fulham take on Blackburn Rovers in a postponed fixture. A win over the Riversiders would see the Cottagers climb to the play-offs berth in the Championship standings and we predict that the hosts will leave their hearts on the field in Tuesday’s football match. Ryan Sessegnon scored a brace in the 3-1 victory over Newcastle, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Blackburn Rovers did well to share the spoils with Norwich City at Carrow Road at the weekend, but seeing that Bristol City defeated Wigan Athletic in the relegation six-pointer, the Riversiders dropped to the relegation zone. Lucas Joao came as a substitute and scored a brace in the 2-2 draw with Norwich City and he is likely to be recalled to the starting XI. Anyhow, beating Fulham at Craven Cottage is easier said than done.
Highlighted Player (Chris Martin):
Chris Martin is a powerful striker who was eligible to play for either England or Scotland national team. His father was born in Glasgow, but Martin played four games for England U19 team. However, in May 2014 he was called in the senior Scotland squad and he made his debut in a 2-2 draw with Nigeria. Chris Martin netted his first goal for the Scotland national team in a 6-0 win over Gibraltar in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. The 185-cm-tall attacker plays for Derby County, but he began his senior career at Norwich City. He played 102 league games for the Canaries and he scored 25 goals for the club during his seven-year spell at Carrow Road. It has to be noted that he played for the likes of Luton Town, Crystal Palace, Swindon Town on loan before joining Derby County in 2013. Martin is well known for his brilliant aerial skills and he often scores headers. The Scottish footballer scored 14 goals for the Rams in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign.
Highlighted Team (Blackburn Rovers):
Blackburn Rovers have been trying to return to the Premier League ever since they dropped to the Championship in 2012. The Riversiders compete in the English second tier and they play their home games at Ewood Park. Blackburn were founded back in 1875 and they are one of the founding members of the Football League (1888). Burnley are considered Blackburn’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the East Lancashire derby. It has to be noted that Blackburn Burnley 7-1 in their first ever meeting in the East Lancashire Derby on 3 November, 1888. The Riversiders have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies (1911/1912, 1913/1914, 1994/1995). Blackburn Rovers have clinched six FA Cup titles as well. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Riversiders won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2007. The colour of Blackburn’s home kit is blue and white.