FA Cup replay: Blackpool v Fulham match preview
look ahead to tonight's FA Cup Third Round replay at Bloomfield Road
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Life at Blackpool continues without Michael Appleton, who left for Blackburn 24 hours before the weekend game with Charlton. It was a match Blackpool lost 2-1, which meant they slipped down below Charlton into 15th place in the Championship.
The club was granted permission to speak to Dundee United manager Peter Houston over the vacancy on Monday, although Appleton’s former assistant Steve Thompson will again take charge for the visit of Fulham.
The Premier League side are also enduring a frustrating spell, forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with Wigan on Saturday, which compounded a run of one win in seven matches. The Londoners are only six points clear of the relegation zone, which may influence Martin Jol’s squad selection for the replay.
KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 8pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS...
Fulham 1 (Karagounis) Blackpool 1 (Sylvestre), FA Cup, January 2013
Fulham 3 (Zamora 2, Etuhu) Blackpool 0, Premier League, April 2011
Blackpool 2 (Paintsil OG, Varney) Fulham 2 (Zamora, Etuhu), Premier League, August 2010
Blackpool have three FA Cup head-to-head wins to Fulham’s one, although the most recent of those was a 6-2 victory in January 1957.
Fulham are unbeaten in five matches against Blackpool, since a 2-1 defeat in Division 2 in February 1998.
Blackpool to win: 2.9
Fulham to win: 2.56
TV: Highlights on ITV1 on Wednesday 16 January at 10.50pm.
Latest in Sport
How Liverpool can catch Manchester United and secure Champions League football next season
Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger reveals: 'We are not close to signing anybody. We need to lose some players'
Danny Jones: Keighley Cougars half-back dies after cardiac arrest during league game
Chelsea season player ratings: Grading the entire squad of the new Premier League champions
Which celebrities were ringside in Las Vegas to watch Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao?
- 3 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 4 Russell Brand backs Ed Miliband: 'You gotta vote Labour'
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils