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AFC Bournemouth vs Fulham Preview

The Cottagers travel south to the table toppers for a mouthwatering Boxing Day clash against Bournemouth

Hugo Rodallega's fine goalscoring form must continue if Fulham hope to win at Bournemouth
Hugo Rodallega's fine goalscoring form must continue if Fulham hope to win at Bournemouth
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Fulham will look to make it three wins on the bounce on Friday as they make their way to Bournemouth. The Cherries are currently top of the Championship, and are unbeaten in their last twelve. They have scored a whopping 50 goals up to date, leaving them one point clear at the top on 42 points. It will be no walk in the park, and we will learn a lot about the true potential of this Fulham side come Boxing Day.

Both clubs come into this fixture on a good run of form. Bournemouth have won their last three in the league, and Fulham have won their last two. They both are also coming off the back of huge wins, with a 6-1 win over Blackpool for Bournemouth, and a 4-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday for Fulham.

Fulham will be without defenders Tim Hoogland and Fernando Amorebieta, but we can finally welcome back striker Adam Taggart from a long term groin injury. Bournemouth also have defender Elliot Ward and and striker Tokelo Rantie missing due to injury.

This match will be a huge one for Fulham, as the Whites try to make a push for the playoff places. Wins against sides such as Bournemouth will be vital if we hope to achieve promotion. Fulham have shown a worrying habit of failing to beat sides above us in the table, despite the superb turnaround in form under Kit Symons. Matches such as the 5-0 home mauling at the hands of Watford and the tight losses to Middlesborough and Brentford stand out.

But away to the league leaders will prove no easy task, and we will be counting on the brilliance of Rodallega, McCormack, and Christensen to get us the three points. Luckily, Fulham have sold out their away allocation at Dean Court, and the travelling fans will be in good voice to propel us to a famous Boxing Day victory. COYW!