Fulham renews their newfound hostilities as they prepare to meet Tottenham, who have rediscovered their goal-scoring touch. The match schedules for Thursday at Craven Cottage, with a kickoff at 9 pm.
The Cottagers extended their unbeaten run to five matches with a goalless stalemate at Crystal Palace in their last outing. Tottenham found they are winning ways as they eased past Burnley 4-0.
Fulham’s season is becoming open, especially with their low goal-scoring tally over the past couple of months. Scott Parker remained frustrated seeing his side fail to break down a dogged Crystal Palace defence on Sunday afternoon.
An inspired display by skipper Vicente Guaita prevented Fulham from making it back to back wins for the first time this season. However, the Cottagers extended their unbeaten run to five matches as they bid to avoid any relegation battles.
Parker’s men remain three points adrift of Newcastle in 18th. However, given the recent injury woes at the camp, Fulham will be looking to spring with even more optimism if their performances continue in the same vein.
The maligned Welshman, Gareth Bale, became the centre of attraction in their triumphant win over Burnley with two goals and two assists. Harry Kane and Lucas Mourra found the back of the net for the second game in a row. It follows their recent thrashing of Wolfsberger in the Europa League, tracking back to back defeats to Manchester City and West Ham United.
Fulham vs Tottenham Head to Head
Both sides have 23 games against each other, with Fulham taking home three wins while Tottenham is taking 14 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters in the league:
Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham
Fulham 1-0 Sheffield United
Burnley 1-1 Fulham
Everton 0-2 Fulham
Fulham 0-0 West Ham
Tottenham 4-0 Burnley
Tottenham 4-0 Wolfsberger
West Ham 2-1 Tottenham
Wolfsberger 1-4 Tottenham
Manchester City 3-0 Tottenham
Fulham Team News
Marek Rodak and Tom Cairney are the only two injury concerns for Fulham, who will no doubt be aiming to keep changes to a minimum amid their solid run of form. Ola Aina’s substitution at half time substitution was a tactical decision, Parker confirmed; hence Antonee Robinson might get the nod here.
Tottenham Team News
The only injury concern at the camp is Giovani Lo Celso, but there is no hope that he could return ahead of the clash. We expect an unchanged starting XI with Serge Aurier coming back at right back.
Prediction and Odds
Both Parker and Mourinho have major big calls to make amidst a hectic week; hence we expect a heated battle.
Correct Score: 0-1
Goals Under 1.5