Premier League: Fulham v Southampton match preview

A look ahead to Boxing Day’s Premier League fixture at Craven Cottage

Josh Bell
Tuesday 25 December 2012 16:21
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Fulham manager Martin Jol
Fulham manager Martin Jol

Fulham have won just one of their last 10 games. Southampton haven't won at the Cottage in 65 years. They've lost six of their seven away games this season.

Steve Sidwell returns from suspension. Bryan Ruiz is rated 50/50 by Jol to recover from a hamstring injury, but Mahamadou Diarra and Mladen Petric are both doubtful.

Southampton look set to be without injured skipper Adam Lallana.

KICK-OFF: Wednesday 3pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Southampton 2 (Fonte 2) Fulham 2 (Hooiveld OG, Richardson), Premier League, October 2012

Southampton 3 (Phillips 2, Rosenior OG) Fulham 3 (Diop, Malbranque, Radzinski), Premier League, January 2005

Fulham 1 (Radzinski) Southampton 0, Premier League, September 2004

STATS…

Southampton are without a win on their last 12 league trips to Fulham.

Fulham have won one and lost four of 10 previous Premier League Boxing Day matches.

Martin Jol's side have scored in all but one of their last 12 home league matches.

Saints are yet to keep an away league clean sheet this season

ODDS…

Fulham to win: 1.86

Southampton to win: 4.6

Draw: 3.75

CLASSIC MOMENT/MATCH

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm on MOTD

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