Premier League: Fulham v Everton match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Craven Cottage

Everton travel to Fulham as David Moyes' side aim to continue their fine start to the season. The Toffees currently sit in fifth having lost just once in the league this term.

But three straight draws – including Sunday's 2-2 result at home to Merseyside rivals Liverpool – has seen them fall behind the top three.

Martin Jol's Fulham have shown they know how to find the net, but the problem has been at the other end, highlighted by their 3-3 draw against Reading last time out.

If the West Londoners are unable to improve in defence, Everton's attacking weapons are sure to punish them as Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic (four goals) and Belgian Marouane Fellaini (three) are a constant threat, while Moyes will regain Steven Pienaar from suspension.

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Everton 4 (Jelavic 2, Fellaini, Cahill) Fulham 0, Premier League, April 2012

Everton 2 (Stracqualursi, Fellaini) Fulham 1 (Murphy), FA Cup, January 2012

Fulham 1 (Ruiz) Everton 3 (Drenthe, Rodwell, Saha), Premier League, October 2011

 

STATS...

Fulham’s impressive home record is well documented as they’ve picked up 32 points from a possible 42 in front of their own supporters.

However, Everton are resilient and have lost just once on their last four visits to Craven Cottage.

Everton have become somewhat of a bogey side for Fulham as the Cottagers haven’t beaten them in their last nine meetings.

 

ODDS...

Fulham to win: 2.62

Everton to win: 2.55

Draw: 3.25

 

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.20pm

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