Premier League: Fulham v Sunderland match preview

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

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Fulham can maintain the pressure on the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal in Sunday's English Premier League clash with Sunderland.

The London club are unbeaten in their past five matches and full of confidence following a thrilling 3-3 draw against Arsenal last weekend.

Sunderland, just three points above the relegation zone in 16th place, are under increasing pressure following losses to Everton and Aston Villa.

And the Tyneside club could be without Lee Cattermole, Steven Fletcher and Phil Bardsley for the trip to Craven Cottage with all three nursing injuries.

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 4pm


Fulham 2 (Dempsey, Dembele) Sunderland 1 (Bardsley), Premier League, May 2012

Sunderland 0 Fulham 0, Premier League, November 2011

Sunderland 0 Fulham 3 (Kakuta, Davies 2), Premier League, April 2011


Sunderland have not beaten Fulham in the Premier League since 2009, when a second-half strike from Kenwyne Jones gave the Black Cats a 1-0 win.

Only Manchester United have scored more league goals than Fulham in the league this term.

Martin Jol's side have lost just two of their last 10 league games at Craven Cottage.


Fulham to win: 1.66

Sunderland to win: 4.75

Draw: 3.60

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 4pm and highlights on BBC2 at 10.30pm