Tottenham round off their 2020 with a home Premier League match against London rivals Fulham. The home side will welcome their London rivals at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium on Wednesday with kickoff at 9 pm.
Spurs have enjoyed a positive 12 months under Jose Mourinho that saw the side occupy the top spot in the league for two weeks. However, the side is currently without a win in four league matches and continue slipping down the table.
On the other hand, Fulham needs points to come off their current predicament below the relegation zone. However, the side will use their current improved performances with four draws in their last four league matches.
It was a historical moment when Tottenham beat North London rivals Arsenal to climb to the top of the league on December 6. The side has dropped out of the top four since then. Away draws to Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers combined with losses to title leaders Liverpool and Leicester City over the past few weeks.
Mourinho was quick to showcase his frustration over his team that took an early lead by Tanguy Ndombele against Wolves. Saiss equalized in the 86th minute with a thumping header that ended with sharing spoils.
Fulham has made themselves a tough side to beat under Scott Parker. However, ten losses in 11 Premier League meetings is something to worry about for Parker.
Tottenham vs. Fulham Head to Head
Both sides have 24 games against each other, with Tottenham takes home 14 wins while Fulham has four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Wolves 1-1 Tottenham
Stoke City 1-3 Tottenham
Tottenham 0-2 Leicester
Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham
Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham
Fulham 0-0 Southampton
Newcastle 1-1 Fulham
Fulham 0-0 Brighton
Fulham 1-1 Liverpool
Man City 2-0 Fulham
Tottenham Team News
Gareth Bale sustained another injury in last week’s EFL Cup victory against Stoke City and remains unavailable for selection. Govani Lo Celso is an injury absentee who will not feature until New Year. We could see Dele Alli and Joe Rodon make their comebacks.
Fulham Team News
Scott Parker contends the unavailability of Tete and Terence Kongolo. However, Mario Lemina is back after being ineligible to face his parent club Southampton. Lemina’s return could see Reed drop to the bench while Aleksandar Mitrovic keeps pushing for a recall.
Prediction and Odds
If Tottenham continues with their winless run, they risk dropping out of contention for the top four.
Goals Under 2.5
Home: No Score