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Fulham vs. Wigan Athletic

Craven Cottage

29/10/08

8 pm

Fulham Vs Latics Preview

Wigan Athletic travel 212 miles to West London to face Fulham for this evenings Premier League game hoping for a win to get their season back on track following three defeats in a row.

Fulham have been faring no better than the Latics of late and they haven`t won a game since they beat Bolton 2-1 at the Cottage on 13th September.

Both teams are desperate for the points and both will see this as a winnable game, the Latics will welcome back Mario Melchiot and Antonio Valencia and both were badly missed on Sunday, they say you don`t know what you have until its gone and that`s certainly apparent here.

Valencia`s pace and all round threat bring something different to the Latics side, he is a quality player and a constant threat to opponents whilst Mario is just a class player

Fulham have only scored 8 goals so far this season which is a good thing considering the Latics have shipped 7 in the last two games.

Lets hope the defence stays tight tonight and Zaki gets another couple of goals, I fancy us winning this one

What the bosses say

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson:

"Two days isn`t really long enough to prepare for a game, but that`s all we`ve got so we will have to get on with it"

"Games under the floodlights are always special at Crave Cottage and I hope we can give the fans something to get behind us with"


Latics boss Steve Bruce:

'We've been punished and badly beaten and we'll have to work on it'

'We'll be doing that on Monday and Tuesday and trying to get it right for Wednesday.'

Fulham Team News:

Seol Ki-Hyeon and Toni Kallio are both doubtful for the game tonight

Fulham from:
Schwarzer, Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky, Davies, Bullard, Murphy, Gera, Zamora, Johnson, Zuberbuhler, Nevland, Gray, Dempsey, Andreasen, Baird

Player to watch: Jimmy Bullard

One of Wigans favourite sons (even thoug he is a cockney), his enthusiasm and love of the game has been missed sinve he left the Latics

Wigan Athletic Team News:

Valencia and Melchiot return leaving only long term casualty Erik Edman side-lined for this one

Latics from:
Kirkland, Melchiot, Scharner, Bramble, Figueroa, De Ridder, Cattermole, Palacios, Kapo, Heskey, Zaki, Boyce, Brown, Camara, Valencia, Kilbane, Koumas, Kupisz, Taylor, Pollitt, Kingson.

Player to watch: Amr Zaki

Had a blank in his last game so due a goal in this one

Is there any previous?

Last Season
Fulham 1-1 Wigan Athletic
22nd December 2007
Referee Alan Wiley

30 previous league encounters have produced:
Fulham wins - 12, Latics wins - 8 and 10 draws

Premier League:
Fulham 1 win, Latics 2, Draws 3

Ref Watch:

Howard Webb (Yorkshire)

Card Watch

Games - 8

Yellows - 27

Reds - 2

Match Prediction:

Heart says Latics win 2-1

Head says 1-1 draw

Up Next:

Premier League
Portsmouth Vs Latics
Fraton Park
Saturday 1st November 2008
3 pm




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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 29 2008

Time: 9:14AM

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C'mon lads lets get this one won
worbo
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29/10/2008 09:17:00

I'm hoping so, worbo, but I'm not going to go through the Sky Sports terror ever again - every time of late I have its always been disappointing. Also, memo-to-self, never let Charlie Nicholas commentate on a Wigan game EVER again - he's a bad omen.
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