Fulham vs Brighton
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Craven Cottage.
The Cottagers are one of the worst teams in the competition at the moment. They are placed in the bottom-most tier of the table, and have been one of the worst defensive units in the whole competition. In fact, only West Brom have conceded more goals than them all through this campaign.
They are also a recently-promoted club, and so far they have shown no sign that they are deserving of a place in the PL. To put it bluntly – they are on course to get the boot to the Championship at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, the Seagulls are a constant presence in the lower mid-table in the past four years in the Premier League.
They have had some flirtations with the relegation cut-off in the period. But every single time they have managed to stay clear of danger. And a major reason for this is their strong performances against the worst teams in the competition.
Likely, we can expect Brighton to deliver a commendable game this Wednesday against the struggling Fulham.
Fulham vs Brighton: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Graham Potter’s men have scored two or more goals in the previous seven straight games.
- Not once have they failed to find the back of the net in the past decade.
- Since 2014, only once have they lost against this rival.
- 100% of encounters at this venue in the past decade saw the visitors scoring two or more goals.
Fulham vs Brighton: Prediction
The Cottagers were held to a 1-1 draw the last match-day at home, by Liverpool. In the meantime, the Seagulls lost 1-2 at home against Southampton.
Going on, Scott Parker’s men were winless in eight of their preceding eleven overall match-ups, and they have won just twice at home since July.
They are also a newly promoted club, and have one of the worst defenses in the competition.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in five of their last seven overall matches, and they have lost just twice on the road in their preceding thirteen attempts.
In addition, Potter’s men have remained unbeaten in h2h encounters since 2014 barring a loss, and they have scored two or more goals in every single h2h meeting at this venue this decade.
Taking these stats into account, expect the determined Brighton to have the edge this Wednesday, and to provide constant goal threats for the faltering Fulham defense.
Fulham vs Brighton: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Brighton or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).