Fulham vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 26 December 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Craven Cottage.
The Saints have been one of the most impressive teams in the competition this season. A few weeks back they were placed in the top-most tier of the table.
However, since then they had to go on a tough stretch, taking on some of the titans of the league, and that seriously cost them. As of now, they are placed seventh in the table.
They will be desperate to get back into the European spots, and will need a huge win in the coming days to get back into track.
And the Cottagers seem like the perfect opponent to register such a win against. Scott Parker’s men are placed 18th in a table of 20, and they are also a newly-promoted squad to the PL.
They also have a total of just two wins all through this campaign, and one of those had come against the 19th placed West Brom – another newly-promoted team.
Moreover, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years.
By the looks of things, expect Southampton to dominate proceedings at the Craven Cottage this weekend.
Fulham vs Southampton: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Saints had recorded five of the previous six overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in six of the preceding nine clashes.
- Since 2004, not once have the guests failed to score at this venue.
- The hosts had failed to find the back of the net at this ground in three of the former four meetings.
Fulham vs Southampton: Prediction
The Cottagers were held to a 1-1 draw the last match-day on the road, by Newcastle. In the meantime, Hasenhuttl’s men lost 0-1 at home against Manchester City.
However, Parker’s men were winless in 11 of their previous 13 overall games, and they have a single league win at home since July of 2020, which had come against West Brom.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in 11 of their last 13 fixtures, and the two losses during the stretch had come against the two Manchester teams. And on the road, they were invincible in 12 of their last 13 match-ups.
In addition, the Saints have a great h2h record against this foe – and alarmingly so in recent years.
For the reasons, expect Southampton to easily take care of this Fulham challenge this Saturday.
Fulham vs Southampton: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet; Southampton @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).