Premier League: Crystal Palace v Fulham match preview

A look ahead to Monday’s fixture at Selhurst Park

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The Independent Football

Crystal Palace will look to turn their fortunes around on Monday, as they meet Fulham for the first time in eight years.

Palace, on the back of four straight defeats, have only won once at Selhurst Park this season – a 3-1 victory over fellow strugglers Sunderland - and Ian Holloway’s men will look to add to their 3 points. Fulham are only just above in 17 place, with pressure firmly on manager Martin Jol. However, gaining their only second win of the season last time out against Stoke has eased the pressure slightly, and a win could see them climb up to mid-table. The Cottagers will be hoping for more from summer signing Darren Bent after his first goal in the Premier League, whilst the Eagles will be hoping Dwight Gayle will be on top form in this London derby.

KICK OFF: Monday, 8pm.


Fulham 3 (Cole x2, Radzinski) Crystal Palace 1 (Johnson pen.), Premier League, January 2005

Crystal Palace 2 (Johnson, Riihilahti) Fulham 0, Premier League, October 2004

Crystal Palace 0 Fulham 2 (Boa Morte x2), League Division 1, March 2001

Fulham 3 (Saha, Clark x2) Crystal Palace 1 (Ruddock), League Division 1, October 2000


In 41 games they have contested, Crystal Palace have won only 11 of these – 14 were drawn and 16 were lost.

Along with Sunderland, Crystal Palace are the only side yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

A Fulham player has netted a brace in three of the last four meetings between the two sides – Andy Cole, Lee Clark and Luis Boa Morte.

Fulham have failed to find the net in nine of their last 16 Premier League away matches, including the last two.


Crystal Palace to win: 2.78

Fulham to win: 2.82

Draw: 3.4

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1, 8pm.