Our prediction for this Championship match:
High-flying Fulham will be aiming to clinch to position in the standings when they take on Blackpool at their Craven Cottage on Matchday 29. The Cottagers are on a four-game winning run in the Championship, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic did not travel to Stoke on Trent, but he should return to the starting XI against Blackpool. Midfielder Jean Michael Seri is on international duty, while forward Ivan Cavaleiro misses out with a groin injury.
You should know that the Cottagers rolled over Bristol City and Birmingham City with the same outcome (6-2) in the previous two home fixtures. The Seasiders, on the other hand, continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, and given their three-game losing run on the road, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. To make things even worse for the visitors, their injury list is pretty long.
Highlighted Player (Tom Cairney):
Tom Cairney is a professional footballer who plays for Fulham. His main position is central midfielder, but he plays as an attacking midfielder and a right midfielder as well. The left-footed player was born in Nottingham, England on 20 January, 1991 and he started his youth career at Leeds United.
In 2007 he moved to Hull City and he was named Hull’s Young Player of the Year for the 2008/2009 campaign. After making 70 league appearances for the Tigers he joined Blackburn Rovers on 1 August, 2013 on loan and on 2 January, 2014 he signed a permanent deal with the Riversiders. At the end of the 2014/2015 Championship campaign he joined Fulham.
Tom Cairney’s father is Scottish and, as a result, the Fulham footballer decided to represent Scotland on the international stage. Cairney has 2 caps for Scotland U-21 and he made 6 appearances for Scotland U-21 team. It has to be noted that he suffered a serious injury in August 2012. The injury forced him to be out of contention for over three months.
Highlighted Team (Blackpool):
Blackpool FC are a professional English club based in Blackpool, Lancashire. Considering that Blackpool is a seaside town, it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Seasiders. Founded back in 1887, the club play their home matches at Bloomfield Road, which can hold up to 17,338 spectators. In the 2009/2010 season Blackpool secured promotion to the Premier League, but they were not competitive at this level, suffering relegation to the Championship the following season.
The club’s biggest success, though, came in 1953 when they defeated Bolton Wanderers 4-3 in the FA Cup final. Blackpool are well known for their orange shirts, but the dominant colour of their away kit is white. Preston are considered the club’s biggest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the West Lancashire derby.
Charlie Adam, who played for Liverpool and has 26 caps for Scotland national team, is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players.