West Ham will be travelling to Craven Cottage to play their next fixture against Fulham for the Premier League matchday 16. Both clubs are at a point differential of 6 points but have noticeable struggles in the ongoing season.
Fulham is currently at the 14th spot in the point table with 4 wins and 15 points. They are 8 points ahead of the relegation zone.
West Ham is currently in the 9th spot with 6 wins and 21 points overall. They are 6 points behind the Europa League spot but an away win will be a huge push for the team.
We will see both teams scoring a goal because the defence is weak for either side. Attackers will be relishing this opportunity.
The betting tip is...
More than 1.5 goals will be scored in the match
The Cottagers didn't have a positive start to the season and their performance has been below average as compared to the previous season. With every loss, they are getting away from the mid-table.
Fulham has an average possession of 50.44% which is 5% more than the visitors. They have an average of 11.88 shots this season, out of which only 3.75 shots were on target.
Bobby Reid is the highest scorer for Fulham with 3 goals and 2 assists on his name. Harry Wilson has also been in good form with 2 goals and the same number of assists on his name.
The Cottagers have been struggling as a team overall. They have scored goals in 70.59% of fixtures but have played 17.65% without conceding any goal. With 3 clean sheets on their name, the hosts have been inconsistent in the ongoing season.
Adama Traore (thigh), Issa Diop (foot), and Rodrigo Muniz (knee) will be in the injury room because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Leno, Tete, Bassey, Ream, Robinson, Palhinha, Cairney, Wilson, Pereira, Reid; Jimenez
The Hammers will be eyeing to continue the winning momentum against Fulham as they have won 3 fixtures in the last 5 meetings. The last one was at the Craven Cottage itself.
West Ham has shown an average possession of 45.89% in the current season of the Premier League with an average of 12.37 shots out of which 4.28 shots were on target.
Jarrod Bowen has come out as the highest scorer for the club with 9 goals and 2 assists on his name. The centre midfield James Ward-Prowse has 9 assists on his name with 2 goals.
West Ham’s primary struggle is its weak defence. The club has only witnessed one clean sheet in the season and has played only 19.05% fixtures without conceding any goal.
Michail Antonio is sidelined because of his knee injury.
Predicted Lineup: Areola, Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson, Alvarez, Ward-Prowse, Kudus, Soucek, Paqueta, Bowen
Surprisingly, the Cottagers have not come out as a strong team at the home ground as well. The club is facing major issues with the defence and the only upper hand Fulham has against the visitors is that they are better at possession.
However, West Ham has a good attack combination going on and we predict that they will score a win against Fulham.