FA Cup replay: Blackpool v Fulham match preview

A look ahead to tonight's FA Cup Third Round replay at Bloomfield Road

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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



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

Draw: 3.55


TV: Highlights on ITV1 on Wednesday 16 January at 10.50pm.