Fulham v Liverpool: Premier League match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Craven Cottage
Wednesday 12 February 2014
Premier League's bottom club Fulham finally managed to get a point after a four-match losing streak but what a point it was. A stubborn defensive display saw the Cottagers dispel a bombardment of crosses away at Manchester United, ultimately earning them a 2-2 draw against David Moyes' struggling side.
Fulham are still in a bad position, however, being bottom of the table and desperately needing to put points on the table. Their home form is the worst in the league and that does not bode well ahead of the visit of Liverpool.
The Reds will be brimming with confidence after tearing Arsenal apart in the 5-1 victory at Anfield on Saturday. The first 20 minutes of the match saw an electric Liverpool side score four goals effectively ending the top-clash as a contest.
This does not mean, however, that a Liverpool victory at Fulham is a forgone conclusion. Liverpool's away form this season has been patchy, four wins, four draws and four losses, and the 1-1 draw against West Brom came after the Reds had beaten Everton 4-0 in the Merseyside derby.
KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 8pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS:
Liverpool 4 (Amorebieta OG, Skrtel, Suarez 2) Fulham 0, Premier League, November 2013
Fulham 1 (Berbatov) Liverpool 3 (Sturridge 3), Premier League, May 2013
Liverpool 4 (Skrtel, Gerrard, Downing, Suarez) Fulham 0, Premier League, December 2013
Fulham have won only three of their 12 home matches this season, drawing one and losing eight.
Brendan Rodgers' side have won just two of their last nine Premier League away trips (W2 D3 L4).
Fulham's record against the top-half is the worst in the Premier League with one draw and 13 losses.
Daniel Sturridge scored his only previous Premier League hat-trick in Liverpool's last trip to Craven Cottage to play Fulham (3-1 in May 2013).
Fulham to win: 8.0
Liverpool to win: 1.4
TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.35pm
Latest in Sport
Danny Ings: Liverpool target wanted by Borussia Monchengladbach... who could get Burnley striker for just £260,000
Humiliated Brazil look to continue recovery at Arsenal
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Zab Judah denies flooring Mayweather during sparring as he prepares for 2 May
England vs Lithuania match report: Harry Kane fires in first Three Lions goal just 78 seconds into debut to put icing on the cake
'God, she's beautiful': Embarrassment for basketball player Nigel Hayes after microphone picks up comment about female reporter
- 1 Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system
- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 4 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
- 5 Zayn Malik quits One Direction: Hundreds of workers request compassionate leave following band member's exit
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'