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Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur: Preview, expected line-ups, how to watch and prediction

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The State of Play

Coached by former Hull City and Everton boss Marco Silva, Fulham are experiencing a fairly bizarre Premier League season with the general consensus being that the Cottagers have been underwhelming and are underperforming a little but they somehow begin the weekend quite comfortably in the middle-of-the-table and perhaps even aiming for a top-half finish in their remaining ten matches.

Ange Postecoglou almost immediately instilled a better mood and mindset than what was before at Tottenham Hotspur and they begin the weekend sitting just a couple of points off the top four and the UEFA Champions League spots with a game in hand on Aston Villa in fourth. Spurs produced a convincing and emphatic 4-0 hammering of the Villains at Villa Park in their most recent outing, last weekend.

Team News

Marco Silva has no reported fresh injury concerns or suspension issues for this weekend with their only definite absentee being Mexico international striker, Raul Jimenez, due to injury.

Ange Postecoglou will remain without the likes of Fraser Forster, Ryan Sessegnon and Manor Solomon due to long-term injury issues but they are also missing Micky van de Ven, too, with Richarlison also a major doubt.

Expected Line-ups

Fulham: Leno; Castagne, Adarabioyo, Bassey, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha; Wilson, Andreas Pereira, Willian; Rodrigo Muniz

Tottenham Hotspur: Vicario; Pedro Porro, Romero, Dragusin, Udogie; Sarr, Bentancur; Kulusevski, Maddison, Werner; Son

What they Said

Marco Silva was left ‘frustrated’ after his side’s 2-1 defeat to Wolves last weekend, saying that his side had ‘enough chances’ to win the game and name checked Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa for ensuring his team didn’t win.

In the aftermath of their demolition of Aston Villa, Ange Postecoglou urged his Tottenham Hotspur supporters to ‘get excited’ for the remainder of this campaign and beyond.

When and How to Watch

This match will be played at Craven Cottage at 17:30 on Saturday March 16th and will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK. It will also be streamed live via the Sky Go app.

Prediction

This London derby is perhaps not set to be as closesly contested as one would anticipate as Fulham welcome Spurs west to Craven Cottage. Fulham, as mentioned, are performing reasonably well in the league table but they have done so with some realty underwhelming and inconsistent performances. They will be confident of scoring against a leaky Tottenham back-line but Tottenham should once again come out on top as they seek to put the pressure on Aston Villa.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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