Following three consecutive draws in the Premier League, the Cottagers are looking to stay unbeaten in fourth straight game. The Saints are visiting Craven Cottage, and this is our Fulham vs Southampton Preview.
Fulham Recent Form & Team News
There is little Yuletide cheer on the banks of the Thames, with Fulham earning an identical points total at this stage to their 2013/14 relegation campaign. The Cottagers have won just once when starting as outsiders so far (W1, D3, L7), while losing each of the eight Premier League games to see them concede first this season (57.14% of league games).
Craven Cottage hosts its first PL Boxing Day fixture since a 1-1 draw in 2018/19, before which Fulham were outsiders. Curiously, the last Boxing Day home game prior to that was a 1-1 draw with none other than Southampton.
Player to watch: Bobby Decordova-Reid is the only Fulham player to be credited with a goal across their last four PL games.
Hot stat: Five of Fulham’s last eight Boxing Day fixtures have seen both teams score, whilst none saw under 1.5 goals.
Scott Parker cannot count on Mario Lemina due to a loan agreement. Terence Kongolom (foot) and Kenny Tete (lacking match fitness) are questionable.
Southampton Recent Form & Team News
Visiting Southampton have recorded a higher points haul than at this stage of seven of their last eight PL campaigns. They often oblige as favorites, boasting an 80% win-rate in such PL games so far (W4, L1). Moreover, Ralph Hasenhüttl is yet to see his side concede a goal after two meetings with Fulham (W2, D/L0).
Topically, Southampton have scored 2+ goals in each of their Boxing Day fixtures since a 1-1 draw here in 2012/13 (W4, L1). Each of those games produced a 2+ goal margin, whilst the last four saw goals in both halves. Southampton also boast a perfect PL record vs promoted opposition since a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff in 2018/19 (W9, D/L0).
Player to watch: Che Adams has scored one and assisted one across three league H2Hs with Fulham.
Ralph Hasenhüttl will be without Oriol Romeu (suspension). Danny Ings (thigh), Nathan Redmond (muscle), and Jannik Vestergaard (knee) are questionable to play.
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