Premier League: Fulham v Wigan match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Craven Cottage

Wigan travel to Fulham looking to escape from the relegation zone, but can only do so by ending a wretched run of form that has seen them lose eight of their last 12 league matches.

Fulham, meanwhile, ended their slide towards the Premier League depths with a 2-1 win at high-flying West Brom in their last league outing.

Talismanic striker Dimitar Berbatov was back on form in that match, and the Bulgarian could well prove the difference against Wigan. Hugo Rodallega scored against Wigan – his previous club – in September, but may have to settle for a place on the Fulham bench as Bryan Ruiz has returned to fitness.

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS...

Wigan 1 (Kone) Fulham 2 (Rodallega, Duff), Premier League, September 2012

Fulham 2 (Pogrebnyak, Senderos) Wigan 1 (Boyce), Premier League, April 2012

Wigan 0 Fulham 2 (Dempsey, Dembele), Premier League, October 2011

 

STATS...

Wigan have beaten Fulham twice in 15 attempts since promotion to the Premier League in 2005.

Six of those 15 matches have been drawn, including four which finished 1-1.

Fulham’s 2-1 win in September was achieved despite obtaining only 36 per cent of possession.

 

ODDS...

Fulham to win: 2.02

Wigan to win: 4.3

Draw: 3.65

 

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm.

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