UK time is: 06:37:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fulham vs. Wigan

Craven Cottage

12/01/13

15:00

Fulham v Wigan Preview

Craven Cottage witnesses Premier League football again this weekend when Wigan Athletic are our opponents. After the FA Cup 3rd round draw with Blackpool last weekend, Martin Jol will he hoping his side can get back to winning ways.

Vital Quotes:

To follow

Fulham Team News:

Martin Jol is more than likely to be without three prominent members of his first team squad with Mark Schwazer, John Arne Riise and Damien Duff all set to sit it out.

Simon Davies made his long-awaited return from injury in the U21 game with Chelsea on Thursday evening but is still a long way from being considered for selection.

Hugo Rodallega will be hoping to start against his former club

Player to watch: Dimitar Berbatov

The best thing at our club since sliced bread.

Wigan Team News:

Roberto Martinez brings Wigan south with five of his squad sidelined, these being Antolin Alcaraz, Adrian Lopez, Ben Watoson, Albert Crusat and Ryo Miyaichi.

Up front, Wigan will be without the dangerous Arouna Kone, who is away on international duty at the African Cup of Nations.

But, likely to make his debut are recent signings Roger Espinoza and Angelo Henriguez who is on loan from Manchester United.

Player to watch: Franco Di Santo

An Argentine player who was once on the books of our neighbours Chelsea, someone who often flatters to deceive but remains dangerous.

Match Facts & Stats

Wigan arrive at Craven Cottage with the strange record of having won more games away from the DW Stadium than at it this season.

As for games against Fulham, Wigan started well on their ascension to the Premier League football winning the first three fixtures but in recent times Fulham have the upper hand winning six and drawing six of the last twelve encounters.

Ref Watch:

The officials on duty at Craven Cottage this weekend are:- Referee - M. Clattenburg Assistant - S. Beck Assistant - S. Child Fourth Official - M. Oliver

Match Prediction:

I`m confident we`ll get back to winning ways, at Craven Cottage. I`m taking a Berbatov inspired Fulham to win 3-1.

Next Fixtures:

Our next fixtures have us making two trips to the north-west. On Tuesday evening we`re due to face Blackpool in our 3rd round FA Cup replay and next weekend we travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on the reigning champions Manchester City.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 11 2013

Time: 5:05PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Fulham Articles

And Still the Wait Goes On (Sunday October 19 2014)

Kavanagh and That First Senior Goal (Sunday October 19 2014)

Symons Praises Fulham Defence (Sunday October 19 2014)

You Can`t Blame Him for Trying! (Saturday October 18 2014)

Fulham Youngster Goes Off on Loan! (Saturday October 18 2014)

Fulham 1 Norwich City 0 (Saturday October 18 2014)

Stats: Fulham v Norwich (Saturday October 18 2014)

Fulham v Norwich - Team Sheets (Saturday October 18 2014)

Fulham`s Taggert Is Almost There! (Saturday October 18 2014)

McCormack Has No Regrets! (Saturday October 18 2014)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dobox 8
2. Oldwolf 7
3. truezebra 1
4. acrossthepond 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Fulham 0 - 1 Wolves
Fulham 1 - 0 Norwich
Fulham 0 - 1 Millwall
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff
Fulham 4 - 0 Bolton
Fulham 0 - 1 Blackburn

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 12 3 4 5 -3 13
19. Wigan 12 2 5 5 -2 11
20. Brighton 12 2 5 5 -3 11
21. Birmingham 12 2 5 5 -7 11
22. Fulham 12 3 1 8 -9 10
23. Bolton 12 2 2 8 -12 8
24. Blackpool 12 1 3 8 -10 6

Breaking League News

Cardiff v Forest: Match Report From Kid's Corner!
Forest : 21/10/2014 00:03:00
Watford v Forest Championship Preview
Forest : 20/10/2014 23:40:00
Toffolo Heads To Swindon
Norwich : 20/10/2014 22:14:00
Vital Preview: Cardiff v Ipswich
Cardiff : 20/10/2014 22:09:00
Johnson hoping fans remember what he did for Leeds
Leeds Utd : 20/10/2014 21:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Norwich (h)?
Suggested By:  putney
Bettinelli 2%
Hoogland 0%
Bodurov 58%
Burn 0%
Kavanagh 16%
Parker 8%
Christensen 0%
Staylidis 0%
Ruiz 8%
Rodallega 0%
McCormack 0%
Zverotic 8%
Dembele 0%