Newcastle United vs Fulham Match Analysis & Prediction
15/01/2023 5:00 pm
Fulham make a trip to face Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday, with both teams hpoing to extend their successfull Premier League runs.
Newcastle enter the contest riding high following their cup success in midweek, as victory over Leicester City secured a first semi-final appearance since 2005, which brought a much-needed confidence boost after going three matches without a win, including an FA Cup loss at Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday.
However, the Magpies are just about clinging onto a top four spots after back-to-back draws in the league, with both games finishing 0-0.
Fulham are the first team in the division to have reached the halfway mark of their respective season courtesy of the rearranged game with Chelsea on Thursday.
They made the most of it too by defeating their West London rivals 2-1 at Craven Cottage to leapfrog Liverpool into the top six.
Carlos Vinicius came up with the winner in Aleksandar Mitrovic’s absence as Andeas Pereira produced another wonderful assist, while Bernd Leno put in another strong performance in goal.
Marco Silva’s side were able to mak light work of Championship side Hull City, winning 2-0 in the FA Cup with a heavily rotated side in among four league victories.
Newcastle United vs. Fulham Head to head
In the previous 47 meetings between these two sides, Newcastle have claimed 16 victories while Fulham have won 22, and they have drawn in nine, Fulham have scored 70 goals and conceded 69 in the process.
22/12/2018Newcastle United0Fulham0Premier League
12/05/2019Fulham0Newcastle United4Premier League
19/12/2020Newcastle United1Fulham1Premier League
23/05/2021Fulham0Newcastle United2Premier League
01/10/2022Fulham1Newcastle United4Premier League
Newcastle United Team News
Allan Saint-Maximin still cannot get into the Newcastle side given the recent form of Joelinton and Mguel Almiron, so he is likely to start on the bench again.
Alexander Iask and Chris Wood are options up front, while Jonjo Shelvey, Emil Krafth and Matt Targett are the injury absentees for the hosts.
Newcastle United's Last 5 Matches
26/12/2022Leicester City0Newcastle United3Premier League
31/12/2022Newcastle United0Leeds United0Premier League
03/01/2023Arsenal0Newcastle United0Premier League
07/01/2023Sheffield Wednesday1Newcastle United1FA Cup
10/01/2023Newcastle United2Leicester City0EFL Cup
Fulham Team News
Mitrovic will return from suspension on Sunday against his former club, and despite Vinicius’ winner against chelsea, the Serbian should come back into the starting XI.
Antonee Robinson picked up his fifth booking of the season on Thursday and is banned, with PSG loanee Layvin Kurzawa the obvious replacement.
Fulham's Last 5 Matches
26/12/2022Crystal Palace0Fulham3Premier League
03/01/2023Leicester City0Fulham1Premier League
07/01/2023Hull City0Fulham2FA Cup
Newcastle United vs. Fulham: Odds and Predictions
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