Premier League: Crystal Palace v Fulham match preview
A look ahead to Monday’s fixture at Selhurst Park
Friday 18 October 2013
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
TV: Live on Sky Sports 1, 8pm.
Latest in Sport
Manchester United official team photo: Antonio Valencia and Anderson pull the funniest faces
Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt, including Danny Welbeck must be more clinical and Hector Bellerin debut
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Liverpool 2 Ludogorets 1 player ratings
Luis Suarez has given Liverpool's opponents more hope, says former striker Michael Owen
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 Watch a man race the Circle line and win
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
- 5 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly