Fulham is life after facing the ax from the Premier League next season as they travel to take on Southampton, aiming for a top-half finish. The match schedules for Saturday at the St. Mary’s Stadium, with kickoff at 5 pm.
It was a heartbreaking moment for Scott Parker to confirm their relegation to the Championship as they went down to Burnley. On the other hand, Southampton got a victory against Crystal Palace to climb up to 14th in the table rankings.
Scott Parker hoped the upturn in performances would be enough to guarantee them another season in England’s top flight. But, unfortunately, the Cottagers managed to pick up only one point in their last seven league matches.
In essence, it is a season to look overfilled with many ups and downs. However, the Cottagers failed to show their consistency this season after stringing a series of unimpressive performances to face the ax. Moreover, a draw to Arsenal and a win to Liverpool marks the highlight of their troubled season.
Nevertheless, Southampton cherishes fighting off any relegation woes even after a downturn of performances in the past months. Similarly, the Saints have little to play for towards the end of the season.
Furthermore, the last six league matches ended with five defeats and one draw. However, Ralph Hassenhutl managed to get back on track by recording a win against Crystal Palace.
Southampton vs Fulham Head to Head
Both sides have nine games against each other, with Southampton taking five wins while Fulham with one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace
- Liverpool 2-0 Southampton
- Southampton 1-1 Leicester City
- Tottenham 2-1 Southampton
- Leicester City 1-0 Southampton
- Fulham 0-2 Burnley
- Chelsea 2-0 Fulham
- Arsenal 1-1 Fulham
- Fulham 0-1 Wolves
- Aston Villa 3-1 Fulham
Southampton Team News
Danny Ings’ career at St. Mary’s remains uncertain, with the England international set to miss the rest of the season with an injury. The absence of Ings leaves Redmon and Che Adams to fill the top spots. Moussa Djenepo earns a start out wide, while Theo Walcott and Michael Obafemi pushing for recalls.
Fulham Team News
Mario Lemina remains ineligible to face against his parent club. A major injury doubt to feature is Harrison Reed. Additionally, it is doubtful that Tom Cairney and Terence Kongolo will feature.
Prediction and Odds
Saints have a chance to end the season on a high against an out-of-form Fulham without hopes of survival.
- Southampton Win
- Goals Under 2.5
- Adams to Score