A disputably granted Callum Wilson penalty forestalled Fulham taking every one of the three points at Newcastle United last Saturday, with the Magpies striker changing over from 12 yards after Matt Ritchie’s own goal opened the scoring not long before half time.
While Fulham were savagely kept from getting only their second away win of the season, Scott Parker’s men have now gone their last three games unbeaten after draws with Liverpool and Brighton and Hove Albion, however the Cottagers are as yet winless in December.
Boxing Day’s visit of Southampton speaks to Fulham’s most obvious opportunity to get another three points on the board before the year’s end, with the Cottagers confronting a match to Tottenham Hotspur next Wednesday, however a conflict with the Saints won’t be a simple ride all things considered.
Should Parker’s men figure out how to take the riches against Southampton – which would be only their third group win of the season. Fulham will briefly lift themselves out of the relegation zone into sixteenth before Brighton and Burnley take to the pitch on Sunday.
Moreover, West Bromwich Albion who are three points behind would require a nine-goal swing and results to go in support of themselves to jump Fulham this end of the week, and Parker’s men have positively been glancing more strong as of late.
Endeavoring to get one over Manchester City was out of line for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s bubbly Southampton, who capitulated to an early Raheem Sterling champ at St Mary’s in gameweek 14.
The Saints would have without a doubt felt disappointed to just take one point from their conflict with a 10-man Arsenal a week ago too, yet the way that Southampton are going head to head with clubs of that type says a lot about their amazing beginning to the season.
Hasenhuttl’s men have lost some ground on the European-pursuing pack with that defeat to City, yet Southampton are still only two points off third-set Manchester United who do have a game close by and a success would see the Saints at any rate surpass Tottenham Hotspur before their conflict with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.
The guests go into this game in tremendous structure out and about, with Southampton hanging together a six-game unbeaten flee from home in the league since September’s defeat to Crystal Palace, no mean accomplishment thinking about that Hasenhuttl’s men have headed out to Chelsea, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wolves as of now this season.
Furthermore, Southampton have ended up as the winner in five of their last six conflicts with Fulham in all rivalries, despite the fact that the Cottagers won this game 3-2, harking back to the 2018-19 Premier League season.
Losing Ings to one more injury is a colossal blow for Southampton as they hope to stay up with the European-pursuing pack, however the Saints have just demonstrated that they can adapt well without their star striker. Fulham are unquestionably playing with more assurance at the moment, and regardless of Southampton’s solid away structure, we figure the Cottagers will do well to get a draw from this match.
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