Fulham vs Sheffield Wednesday
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Craven Cottage.
Both these teams were in the Championship the last season, and it goes without saying that the Cottagers were one of the most impressive teams in the whole competition.
They were on a quest to qualify for the PL all season long, and at the end of the campaign, they had to settle for a fourth-place finish. Thus they missed out on a direct-promotion spot, and had to go through the ordeal of the promotion-playoffs.
Despite being subjected to a tough challenge at the end of a tiring season, the team did face it with impressive determination and grit. And at the end in nail-biting fashion, the team secured their promotion with an overtime win against Brentford.
These under-pressure performances will surely have raised their confidence a whole lot.
This new campaign, they have not had the perfect start in the PL. However, they are just one good win away from finding back their form, and this match-up against the Owls could be that fixture.
Not only did Garry Monk’s finish in the bottom tier of the Championship in 2019-20, but they also are struggling at the moment to perform well. On top of that, and most importantly, the simple fact is that they are from the lower division, and are taking on a team from the top flight.
By all means, expect a great performance by Fulham.
Fulham vs Sheffield Wednesday: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met on the pitch, which was one month back, Scott Parker’s men won 5-3.
- They are unbeaten against this opponent in the past three years.
- They have not failed to score goals in nine of the preceding eleven clashes.
- At this stadium, the guests have won just twice in the past two decades.
Fulham vs Sheffield Wednesday: Prediction
The Cottagers are phenomenal performers under pressure, and they will be raring to progress to the next round of the Carabao Cup.
They are at home, and are taking on a team from the lower division. On top of that, understand that they had finished in the top-most tier of the Championship the last season, while the Owls had to make do with a spot in the bottom-most tier.
Going on, Parker’s men are trying to find their rhythm back and it’s been a bit hard lately as they are in the top flight, the Premier League. However, they have an opportunity to record a huge win this Wednesday against this lower-division team, and get their confidence back.
Furthermore, they had already recorded a huge win just a month back against this rival, by scoring five goals.
Finally, Monk’s men were winless in 19 of their preceding 24 overall fixtures, and they remained so in nine of their past thirteen road trips. In short, they are in no shape to take on the likes of the Cottagers.
For the reasons, expect a Fulham win this game week.
Fulham vs Sheffield Wednesday: Betting Tips
Fulham to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
To Score in Second Half: Fulham @ 1.50 (1/2).