West Ham vs Fulham
English Premier League
Date: Friday, 22 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: London Stadium (London).
West Ham’s hopes of challenging the battle for European spots next year suffered a serious blow in the past couple of months.
The Hammers claimed no more than two points from past four league matches. It’s a streak which saw them slide down to 10th place in the league ladder.
Can Manuel Pellegrini’s men bring it to an end on Friday night when they play host to relegation-threatened Fulham in a small London derby?
The match against the Cottagers should give a nice opportunity for the hosts to rebound from recent failures.
The visitors have not been pulling up any trees under Claudio Ranieri either as they lost six of past seven outings across competitions. They failed to bag a single goal in back-to-back losses to Crystal Palace (2-0) and Manchester United (0-3).
West Ham vs Fulham: Head-to-head
The head to head record also fancies West Ham United here.
The Hammers won three of last four H2H meetings with the Cottagers, including this term’s 0-2 victory at Craven Cottage.
West Ham were dominant historically in home ties against Fulham (10 1ins, 6 draws and 4 losses in 20 matches).
West Ham vs Fulham: Prediction
Fulham sit second from bottom and are as many as eight points shy of the safe zone. They desperately need a winning thread. Can they take advantage of West Ham’s recent drop in from to mark a breakthrough victory?
It’s really hard to believe in such scenario knowing that Fulham have by far the weakest away record in the entire division. The Cottagers took only two points in 13 Premier League fixtures on the road this term (8-32 goal difference).
West Ham won two and drew one of last three home outings in all competitions. It’s an impressive form if we know the opposition in last two games included the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool.
West Ham vs Fulham: Bet Tips
West Ham to win @ 1.83 (5/6)
West Ham to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75 (7/4).