Fulham vs Newcastle United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 23 May 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Craven Cottage.
Fulham are already relegated, and ever since its been confirmed, their form has only gotten worse. Meanwhile, the Magpies have marked themselves safe, and are in comparatively better form. Likely, expect Newcastle to emerge victorious this weekend.
As of now, Fulham are placed 18th in a table of 20, and have a total of just 28 points from their 37 fixtures so far. Note that the relegation cut-off is 39 points, and with this being the final game in the campaign, it’s certain that the team will be booted to the Championship.
Meanwhile, the Magpies have done very well lately – especially when it’s noted that they had a tough schedule this last month – taking on some of the best teams in England.
They have also scored goals in plenty, and particularly on the road the team has been on an even better run.
On top of that, Fulham have been struggling in h2h encounters for quite some time now.
By the looks of things, expect a winning performance from Newcastle.
Fulham vs Newcastle: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse encounter had ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Two of the preceding four meetings had four or more goals.
- The latest clash at this stadium had ended in a 0-4 win for the visitors.
- It’s been four years since the Magpies have lost against this foe.
- At this venue, the hosts had last won back in 2016.
Fulham vs Newcastle Prediction
Fulham were held to a 1-1 draw the last match-day by Manchester United. In the meantime, Newcastle had won 1-0 at home against Sheffield United.
Fulham are on a nine-game winless run, and seven of these were losses. Note that they had conceded two or more goals in six of the past nine fixtures.
Importantly, they are on a five-game losing run at home, and they have won just against three teams here since July of 2020 – West Brom, Sheffield United, and Sheffield Wednesday – all of whom will be part of the lower division in 2021-22.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in nine of their preceding twelve matches, and two of the three defeats during this run had come against Manchester City, and Arsenal.
On top of that, the Magpies also have been the better team in h2h meetings lately.
Considering these observations, expect a Newcastle win this Sunday.
Fulham vs Newcastle: Betting Tips
Newcastle to Win Either Half @ 2.50 (3/2)
Draw No Bet: Newcastle @ 2.40 (7/5).