Fulham v West Brom preview: How to watch, team news, odds & more

All the details you need to know ahead of Saturday’s top of the table clash

West Brom travel to London on Saturday lunchtime to take on Fulham in arguably the biggest game of the season so far.

Both sides are looking for an instant return to the Premier League and are currently well on course to achieving that goal.

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The Cottagers currently occupy the second automatic spot on 29 points with the Baggies just one place and one point behind in third.

From latest team news to the bookies’ favourite, here’s everything you need to know ahead of the big game.

When is the game?

The game takes place on Saturday 30th October. It is the Championship’s lunchtime kick-off scheduled to get underway at 12:30 (BST).

Is the game on TV?

The game will be live on Sky Sports Football with coverage beginning from 12:00.

How can I stream it?

Sky Sports customers will be able to access the game via the Sky Go app online or through all good smart devices.

Baggies fans can also purchase an audio-only stream of the game through WBA TV for a one off fee of £2.50.

Teams news

Both side’s came through last weekend’s victories unscathed and therefore have no new injury problems to report.

Aside from the respective long term absentees, the pair will be able to field near full strength squads which should only add to the excitement of this one.

Form guide

Fulham: DWLWWW

West Brom: WWLWLW

It’s hard to separate the two on recent form which is unsurprising considering where they sit in the league table.

Fulham have picked up 13 points out of a possible 18 over the last six and the Baggies have picked up 12 over that same period.

Both team’s were extremely impressive last time out. The Cottagers hammering an improved Nottingham Forest side 4-0 at the City Ground whilst West Brom also had a convincing 3-0 victory at home to Bristol City.

Head-to-head record

If you’re someone that takes notice of recent history between teams, it’s probably better you skim past this bit.

The Baggies have failed to win a single game against Fulham over the last 11 meetings. There have been seven draws in that time-span with the other four going in favour of the Whites.

West Brom’s last victory over Fulham came in October 2010. Youssuf Mulubu and Marc-Antoine Fortune scoring in a 2-1 win at the Hawthorns.

Predicted line-ups

Fulham (4-2-3-1): Rodak; Odoi, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson; Seri, Cairney; Wilson, Reid, Kebano; Mitrovic

West Brom (3-4-3): Johnstone; Ajayi, Bartley, Clarke; Furlong, Townsend, Snodgrass, Molumby; Phillips, Hugill, Grant

Score prediction

Fulham 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

I hope I’m wrong. I have been many times before so there’s a good chance I am but I just think with the home advantage, Fulham will edge it.

The style clash should once again be on show between the two sides and if West Brom can frustrate the Lilywhites then I think they have every chance, however, Fulham’s fire power is one of, if not the, best in the league and it’s hard to see them not finding the net at least once.

Betting odds

Fulham: 21/20

Draw: 5/2

West Brom: 5/2

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