Stadium: “Craven Cottage” (London)
Referee: James Linington
Fulham: François, Stansfield, Cavaleiro (all – trauma). Kongolo, Chalobah (both questionable).
Sheffield United: Gediura, Flack (both injured). Brewster, Olsen (both questionable).
Fulham single-handedly tops the league standings, two points ahead of the second Bournemouth. At the same time, the Londoners shared points with their rivals for four rounds in a row, and before the “summer residents” had a series of seven victories in a row. On December 11, Fulham players failed to keep the winning score in the away game against Luton Town (1: 1), having played on TM (2.5) the fourth match in a row.
Sheffield United, unlike the upcoming rival, is not yet fighting for the transition to the Premier League. “Blades” are based on the 14th place in the overall standings, but in the past four rounds the team managed to take 10 out of 12 possible points. After a draw with Coventry City (0-0), Sheffield United beat Reading (1-0), Bristol City (2-0) and Cardiff City (3-2) in succession.
Fulham have a productive home game. Here at the owners seven wins and three draws with one defeat in the liability. But “Sheffield United” managed to suffer four failures in 11 away.
Therefore, in this match, it is worth considering the bet on W1, which the bookmakers estimated at 1.80… Fulham also beat opponents in their last three home games without conceding goals – 3: 0, 3: 0 and 1: 0.
I will not flirt with a minus head start on the hosts of this meeting. But for the express, you can consider the outcome of F1 (0), which goes beyond 1.34…
It is worth noting here that since 2000 the rivals have had seven fights on the Fulham field, in which Sheffield United have never won in regular time – only win for the cup in 2014 based on the results of additional halves.
Experts believe that the upcoming match will be a riding one. Bet on TB (2.5) goals offered for 1.82, TM (2.5) – 2.10…
At the same time, Fulham has only one of the last five league matches ended efficiently. And also the teams didn’t break the bar of three goals in the six previous confrontations on the “summer residents” field.
I will assume that Fulham will be closer to victory in the grassroots meeting. I bet on 1X and TM (3.5) for 1.80.