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Southampton vs Fulham Prediction & Betting tips
The English Premier League will play a regular matchday this week. On Tuesday and Wednesday evening is the 28th matchday on the program. Especially Wednesday has a lot to offer. Jürgen Klopp and his Reds want to maintain the narrow lead on the Citizens, in the London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham last time Maurizio Sarri could sit in the blues on the bench. Also exciting is the relegation crash between Southampton and Fulham!
Both teams are struggling to survive in the Premier League and are currently ranked 18th and 19th in the table. Especially for the guests from London the direct duel with the Saints is probably the last chance. The Ranieri team is currently eight points off the lifesaver, and in a defeat at St. Mary’s Stadium, the lights at the Cottagers would probably go out slowly. The home side, however, would leave with full success the relegation zone in all probability. Due to the blatant away weakness of the Cottagers home win is quite likely. The game starts at St. Mary’s Stadium on Wednesday at 19:45.
Austria coach Ralph Hasenhüttl was able to inspire the fans in St. Mary’s Stadium quickly. The former Leipzig coach was after a few games a song dedicated. Meanwhile, this euphoria has gone a bit, although the Austrian is not in the criticism. Nevertheless, an average of 1.14 points per game (4-4-6 balance) after 14 games is not necessarily satisfactory. In the last four league games, the Saints missed a complete success and therefore have to make do with a relegation zone again. The backlog of the saving bank is only one meter. Despite the manageable results in recent weeks is playfully a significant improvement compared to the beginning of the season can be seen.
However, the struggle for survival is made more difficult by the fact that the Saints currently have to deal with serious staffing problems. With Danny Ings, Shane Long and youngster Michael Obafemi three physically tough striker fall out. Hasenhüttl described the renewed failure of Obafemi as a disaster. With Nathan Redmond, who is more of a winger, and Stuart Armstrong, who is actually the central midfielder, there are two players in the front line who are not necessarily convinced by top scorer qualities. In doing so, the Saints work out scoring opportunities again and again. With an average of 11.39 scores per game Southampton is in fourth place, but only four teams scored fewer goals than the table-18.
After two defeats by Cardiff City (1: 2) and Arsenal London (0: 2), Southampton have to score on Wednesday. Otherwise it will be uncomfortable for Hasenhüttl for the first time. The home record is by no means positive with just two wins, six draws and five defeats.
The climber from London was traded extremely high. With many notable signings Fulham was for many experts a candidate for a place in the secured midfield. Relegation worries were not expected, but the team was not really on track until now. The Cottagers are since the beginning of the season on a relegation zone. The backlog of the saving shore is already considerable. Not even under Leicester master-hero Claudio Ranieri managed the cottagers of the turnaround. In 16 competitive games as coach of the riser Ranieri comes only to three wins, three draws and a total of ten defeats. With just 17 points from 27 league games Ranieri probably needed again a small football miracle! The descent is getting closer. Blatant is in the table penultimate the away weakness. Fulham has only been able to collect two (!) Points in 14 games on foreign grass. Twelve of the 14 games were lost, only against Brighton & Hove Albion (1 September 2018) and Newcastle United (22 December 2018) was prevented an away defeat. With just nine away goals, the foreign offensive is virtually non-existent. With such a balance, the league is impossible. The Cottagers, who have been consistently on a relegation spot since matchday nine, must finally win in a foreign land.
Especially in the last few weeks, there are signs that the team will not be able to make the turnaround. Fulham has suffered no fewer than seven defeats in the past eight competitive matches. Only the match against Brighton & Hove Albion could be won after a 2-0 deficit thanks to a strength act yet. But not even this positive result caused a rise in shape at Fulham. Arguments that would justify a tip for Fulham’s away win in the current constitution are hard to come by. After all, Ranieri does not have to do without any players apart from the injured Alfie Mawson. The appearance in St. Mary’s Stadium has for the Cottagers in any case “playoff character”.
Southampton vs Fulham head to head matches
24.11.18 PL Fulham Southampton 3 : 2
06.01.18 FAC Fulham Southampton 0 : 1
01.02.14 PL Fulham Southampton 0 : 3
26.10.13 PL Southampton Fulham 2 : 0
26.12.12 PL Fulham Southampton 1 : 1