Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
After surviving local rivals QPR in their FA Cup opener, Fulham will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Burnley in the last 32 of the prestigious competition. The Cottagers have been having their ups and downs in the Premier League of late, but they are surely capable of matching Burnley on home soil. Antonee Robinson is sidelined through suspension, while the likes of Cairney, Lemina, and Kongolo are all out of contention with injuries.
Serbia international Mitrovic should be fit to face the Clarets. Burnley continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the capital club. In their last meeting in London Fulham recorded a 4-2 win over Burnley, and the history is likely to repeat itself. Dunne and Taylor remain in the recovery room for the visitors.
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 (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since.
Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season.
Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.