Tip Crystal Palace - Fulham
It was a smash-and-grab kind of win for Crystal Palace in their last game, as they beat Brighton to move higher in the Premier League table. They will be hoping for three more points when they host Fulham in a match both sides badly need a win. Palace go to this game placed 13th, with 32 points while Fulham are 18th on 22 points. A last minute Christian Benteke strike secured three points for Palace against Brighton and moved them to 10 points above the relegation region. However, they have no clean sheet in the last four matches, having conceded seven in the process. In the last 15 league matches, Palace have managed just five wins, and three clean sheets. They’ve failed to score in four of the last eight league games and their home run doesn’t sit well, having managed just four wins in the last 12 home league games. Fulham beat Palace 2-1 in October and while they seek to complete a double, this doesn’t promise to be an easy pass for the hosts.
Fulham have the most realistic chance to rise out of the relegation region, being just three points below. They did themselves a huge favor with wins over Everton and Sheffield United as well as draws with Burnley and West Ham United. With a four-match unbeaten run, they should be confident enough to take on this challenge. A win here, should Newcastle United lose to Wolves, will sure lift Fulham out of the red zone, as they have a better goal difference. They have improved defensively, and hold three clean sheets in four matches ahead of this. This is the first of back to back London derbies and will be very important if Fulham wins, looking at their coming fixtures. The Cottagers face Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City in their next fixtures so taking three points from this will be a massive boost. They have no loss in seven away matches in all competitions, and are unbeaten in the last six away league matches, though these have served just one win.
Key points Crystal Palace - Fulham
Fulham are unbeaten in the last four league matches.
Fulham are unbeaten in the last six away league matches.
Crystal Palace have no clean sheet in the last four matches.
Crystal Palace have failed to score in four of the last eight league matches.
Fulham have three clean sheets in their last four matches.
Conclusion Crystal Palace - Fulham
Fulham haven’t been at their best in attack, but Palace have also not kept many clean sheets. With a tough run of matches coming, Fulham will want to create a cushion, with three points from this match. With the ambition to get out of the drop zone burning even more after the success in the last four matches, back Fulham for a win here.
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Crystal Palace Fulham Prediction published on February 26, 2021