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.

Sport
wimbledonScot will face Ivo Karlovic next
Sport
football
News
Hillary Clinton comments on viral Humans of New York photo of gay teenager
Arts and Entertainment
The gang rape scene in the Royal Opera’s production of Gioachino Rossini’s Guillaume Tell has caused huge controversy
music
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'
10 best statement lightbulbs

10 best statement lightbulbs

Dare to bare with some out-of-the-ordinary illumination
Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

Dustin Brown

Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test