Game : Fulham ( 13th- 11 points) vs Liverpool ( 5th-18 points)
Competition : English Premier League
Venue : Craven Cottage, London
Kickoff time : 15.00 UK time.
Days before a crucial Champions League trip to France, Liverpool visit London to take on Roy Hodgson’s Fulham on Saturday in the Premier League. The Reds will approach this match with confidence after having beaten Manchester United 2-0 last Sunday. Bet on this game with some of the best bookmakers in the business. But before that, be sure to read our preview!!!
Fulham showed great character to come from two goals behind against Mark Hughes’ Manchester City last weekend at Craven Cottage. Roy Hodgson’s men were trailing 2-0 with about half an hour to go on the clock, but strikes from Damien Duff and Clint Dempsey earned them a priceless point.
Fulham form ( Last Five fixtures)- most recent games last.
Fulham 1-0 Basel ( Danny Murphy)
West Ham 2-2 Fulham ( Danny Murphy, Zoltan Gera)
Fulham 2-0 Hull ( Diomansy Kamara, Bobby Zamora)
Fulham 1-1 AS Roma ( Brede Hangeland)
Fulham 2-2 Man City ( Damien Duff, Clint Dempsey)
As you can see, Fulham have stitched together a nice little run of form. They are yet to lose a game in October, and will be keen to end the month on the same note. However Danny Murphy is INJURED, and will not figure in this game.
Liverpool, facing the prospect of losing five in a row for the first time since the 1950’s, showed great determination as they pummelled Manchester United into submission at Anfield last week. Fernando Torres’ stunning strike, along with David Ngog’s injury time addition, gave the Reds a much needed 2-0 win.
Alberto Aquilani made his Liverpool debut in the midweek Carling Cup game against Arsenal, and despite doubts being raised over the fitness of Steven Gerrard, Benitez has stated that Aquilani will not start agianst Fulham.
Liverpool ( Last Five fixtures)- most recent games last.
Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool
Sunderland 1-0 Liverpool
Liverpool 1-2 Lyon ( Yossi Benayoun)
Liverpool 2-0 Man United ( Fernando Torres, David Ngog)
Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool ( Emiliano Insua)
Benayoun has been in great form for the Reds, and if they do score at Craven Cottage on Saturday, the scorer will probably be one of him, Fernando Torres and Dirk Kuyt.
Verdict:- Benayoun scored a winner in injury time in the same fixture last season.
Fulham 0-1 Liverpool ( Fernando Torres)
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