Relegation nightmares have never been real for Fulham than this week in the Premier League. The side tests their fate against Burnley. The match schedules for Monday at Craven Cottage, with a kickoff at 10 pm.
Scott Parker’s side remains 18th in the table rankings and seven points behind 17th placed Burnley. Both sides have only four games till the end of the season. Fulham comes from a 2-0 loss to Chelsea, whereas Burnley from a 2-1 loss to West Ham United.
Scott Parker watched how Sam Allardyce got relegated to the Championship following their 3-1 loss to Arsenal. Only one spot remains filled in the relegation woes, and Fulham has one foot already in.
An early revival since the new calendar year boosted hopes for the Cottagers to escape the dotted line. However, momentum shifted during the course with five losses in their last six Premier League matches. A defeat this Monday night will confirm their relegation to the second tier.
In contrast, the Clarets can enjoy another successful season in the top tier. Earlier, Sean Dyche recorded a 4-0 win over Wolves. However, the win followed with four defeats in their last five games. The poor run of form saw the Clarets drop to 17th.
Moreover, a defeat this Monday night will leave them looking over their shoulders. Additionally, they must prepare for two tough fixtures against Leeds United and Liverpool.
Fulham vs. Burnley Head to Head
Both sides have nine games against each other, with Fulham takes home two wins while Burnley has five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Chelsea 2-0 Fulham
- Arsenal 1-1 Fulham
- Fulham 0-1 Wolves
- Aston Villa 3-1 Fulham
- Fulham 1-2 Leeds
- Burnley 1-2 West Ham
- Wolves 0-4 Burnley
- Man United 3-1 Burnley
- Burnley 1-2 Newcastle
- Southampton 3-2 Burnley
Fulham Team News
Terence Kongolo remains unavailable due to a knee injury. Despite returning to field training, the match comes too soon for Tom Cairney. After remaining ineligible to face against his parent club, Ruben Loftus remains in the starting lineup.
Burnley Team News
After picking a dead leg during their loss to West Ham, Wood returns to the starting lineup after shaking it off. Absentees ahead of this clash include Robbie Brady and Kevin Long. However, Dale Stephens returns to the lineup.
Prediction and Odds
Given the amount of pressure for Scott Parker, we expect a quick response to avoid relegation.
- Fulham Win
- Goals Under 2.5
- Most Goals: 2H