Liverpool have the chance to go top of the Premier League table on Sunday when they travel to Craven Cottage to take on regeneration zone-dwelling Fulham.
Not much has changed since caretaking manager Scott Parker has taken over at Fulham. The Cottagers have lost six league matches in a row, and are 13 points from safety. With just 8 matches to make major moves in the standings, it appears as if Fulham is staring relegation in the face. Parker will have his third chance to change the losing ways of Fulham, who have lost 10 of their last 11 matches. If it’s results that Fulham are after, they will need to make drastic changes to their defense. The club has allowed opponents to score 2+ goals in each of their last 11 games, conceding 27 goals over that span. Even at home, Fulham has been unable to keep the opponent at bay, allowing a league-high 28 goals at home this season. If Fulham don’t fix some of their defensive shortcomings Sunday, it could be another long day at Craven Cottage.
As you would expect from a team who is all but destined for relegation, Fulham have been far from in-form as of late, going 0-0-6 in their last six matches. Fulham have been abysmal at home so far, going 4-3-7 in 14 home matches, taking just 15 points from a possible 42. In their last five home matches, Fulham has a record of 1-0-4.
Fulham Home Premier League Form
|03.03.2019||LOSS||Fulham v Chelsea||1 – 2 (HT 1 – 2)|
|09.02.2019||LOSS||Fulham v Man Utd||0 – 3 (HT 2 – 0)|
|29.01.2019||WIN||Fulham v Brighton||4 – 2 (HT 0 – 2)|
|20.01.2019||LOSS||Fulham v Tottenham||1 – 2 (HT 1 – 0)|
|29.12.2018||WIN||Fulham v Huddersfield||1 – 0 (HT 0 – 0)|
Liverpool will be flying high heading into their matchup with Fulham on Sunday. The Reds are fresh off of a huge, tie-defying 3-1 win in Munich in the Champions League. With Manchester City occupied with FA Cup action this weekend, Liverpool have the chance to take the lead of the race in the Premier League heading into the International Break. The Reds have been in good league form, going nine games unbeaten in the Premier League. Liverpool can thank their world class defense for their recent unbeaten form, keeping four clean sheets in their last five matches. Despite going undefeated in the league since January 3rd, Liverpool have been unable to get all three points recently, drawing four of their last seven league matches. They will be happy with nothing less than a win at Craven Cottage on Sunday. The Reds have dominated Fulham, winning the last five meetings by an aggregate score of 16-3.
Liverpool are currently riding a 11 game unbeaten run across all competitions. The Reds are 3-3-0 in their last six fixtures. Klopp’s boys have been the second most productive away teams in the Premier League this season, going 9-5-1 in 15 away games, taking 32 points from a possible 45. In their last five away games in all competitions, Liverpool has a record of 3-2-0.
Liverpool Away Premier League Form
|03.03.2019||DRAW||Everton v Liverpool||0 – 0 (HT 0 – 0)|
|24.02.2019||DRAW||Man Utd v Liverpool||0 – 0 (HT 0 – 0)|
|04.02.2019||DRAW||West Ham v Liverpool||1 – 1 (HT 1 – 1)|
|12.01.2019||WIN||Brighton v Liverpool||0 – 1 (HT 0 – 0)|
|03.01.2019||LOSS||Man City v Liverpool||2 – 1 (HT 1 – 0)|
Head to Head Statistics
|11.11.2018||Premier League||Liverpool v Fulham||2 – 0 (HT 1 – 0)|
|12.02.2014||Premier League||Fulham v Liverpool||2 – 3 (HT 1 – 1)|
|09.11.2013||Premier League||Liverpool v Fulham||4 – 0 (HT 3 – 0)|
|12.05.2013||Premier League||Fulham v Liverpool||1 – 3 (HT 1 – 1)|
|22.12.2012||Premier League||Liverpool v Fulham||4 – 0 (HT 2 – 0)|
Here are how the odds to win the match look from the bookies ahead of the game.
Odds taken at 00:00 GMT 17/03/2019
- Fulham have went 11 matches without keeping a clean sheet
- Liverpool are undefeated across all competitions in their last 11 matches
- Liverpool have won the last five matches against Fulham
Our Verdict and Best Bets
Liverpool and Fulham meet in a must-win for Liverpool. Luckily for The Reds, Fulham has struggled all season, and tend to concede in all of the big games. Fulham has failed to take a single point off of one of the top six sides this season, and this trend will likely continue. Expect a Liverpool onslaught on Sunday. With the international break just around the corner, Liverpool will have a full strength squad on the pitch. Look for goals aplenty among the front three of Liverpool, getting the big away win on Sunday.