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Fulham vs West Ham Prediction & Match Preview

 

Fulham vs West Ham Prediction & Match Preview

Fulham vs West Ham
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 6 February 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Craven Cottage.

There will be fireworks when Fulham and West Ham United face each other at Craven Cottage in the local derby. 

The Cottagers failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Leicester City, with the team remaining in the relegation zone in the Premier League standings. 

Fulham are eager to keep their survival hopes alive, and they have no other option but to go all guns blazing at the Hammers. 

Both Kongolo and Cairney are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.

David Moyes’ men, on the other hand, continue to impress in the 2020/21 season, with January signing Lingard scoring a brace in a 3-1 win over Aston Villa. 

Since Fulham are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s London derby, away win should be considered as the Hammers will have a number of opportunities to seal the victory on the break. 

Defender Masuaku should be the only absentee in the away side.

Fulham vs West Ham: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Fulham West Ham played so far 27 matches.
Fulham won 5 direct matches. West Ham won 16 matches. 6 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.63 goals per Match.

Fulham vs West Ham Prediction

Fulham in actual season average scored 0.85 goals per match. In 10 (76.92%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (46.15%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

West Ham average scored 2.00 goals per match in season 2021. In 11 (73.33%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (73.33%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Neither side have any fresh injury concerns following the midweek fixtures, but there could be changes nonetheless with new Fulham signing Josh Maja pushing for his debut.

Bobby Decordova-Reid and Ivan Cavaleiro will also be pushing for recalls, while Tom Cairney and Terence Kongolo remain sidelined for the hosts.

West Ham will still be without Arthur Masuaku, while back-up goalkeeper Darren Randolph is doubtful.

Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard was handed a start against Aston Villa and rewarded Moyes with a brace - only the second player to score twice on their Premier League debut for West Ham, after Trevor Sinclair in January 1998.

Indeed, Lingard has now scored in each of his last two Premier League appearances - although those were separated by 192 days - and another goal on Saturday would see him net three times in a row for the first time in his career.

Lingard still has some way to go to catch Tomas Soucek, who has scored more Premier League goals than any other midfielder this season if you exclude penalties.

Jarrod Bowen should be brought back into the starting XI, while Pablo Fornals will also be pushing for a recall.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Areola; Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo; Tete, Loftus-Cheek, Reed, Anguissa, Robinson; Maja, Lookman

West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Lingard, Fornals; Antonio


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