Fulham vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019
Kick-Off at 14:15 UK / 15:15 CET
Venue: Craven Cottage (London).
Fulham practically lost all hopes of saving the top flight status with a streak of six consecutive league defeats. They are 13 points away from the safe zone with just eight games left to play and only a miracle can prevent their instant return to Championship.
The Cottagers tried with two managerial changes this season, but it just did not work out as team obviously lacks quality to stay competitive in the top tier of English football.
The most recent of failures came last weekend when Scott Parker’s men fell 3-1 away at Leicester City. Whereas Fulham have a decent attacking line-up capable of causing damage to most Premier League teams, they just do not have defensive stability required for this level of competition.
The Cottagers have by far the worst defensive record in the division with as many as 68 goals shipped in 30 games so far in the season.
Fulham vs Liverpool: Head-to-head
The head to head record also speaks against Fulham as they lost each of past five meetings with the Reds.
Liverpool won 25, drew 11 and lost only 9 of 45 head to head encounters with Fulham.
The Reds celebrated a 2-0 victory when they played the Cottagers in this term of Premier League at Anfield.
It was teams’ maiden H2H encounter since 2013/14 campaign, back when Fulham last featured the elite class.
Fulham vs Liverpool: Prediction
Liverpool will head into this in completely opposite form. They picked up two important wins within past seven days. The first one came last Sunday when they dispatched Burnley 4-2 at Anfield, while the second saw them knocking German giants Bayern Mun9ich out of Champions League with a 1-3 result on Wednesday night at Allianz Arena.
Sadio Mane was the standout performer for Jurgen Klopp’s squad lately. He bagged two goals in each of last two games and he should have plenty of room to keep the hot run of form going against the weakest defensive team in Premier League.
Fulham scored at least a goal in six of past seven home outings in all competitions which is why we see the away win & BTTS as the standout pick at the odds of 2.60.
Fulham vs Liverpool: Bet Tips
Liverpool to win & BTTS @ 2.60 (8/5)
Sadio Mane to score anytime @ 2.10 (11/10).