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Crystal Palace face off with visiting club Fulham at Selhurst Park in this Premier League meeting on Sunday.
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Crystal Palace will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-2 Premier League success over Brighton & Hove Albion.
In that match, Crystal Palace had 26% possession and 3 shots on goal with 2 on target. For Crystal Palace, the scorers were Jean-Philippe Mateta (28') and Christian Benteke (95'). Brighton & Hove Albion got 25 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Joël Veltman (55') scored for Brighton & Hove Albion.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Crystal Palace have shown defensive steel. The reality is that The Eagles have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 10 goals in the process. Such a trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this game, though.
Heading into this contest, Crystal Palace have not been beaten in the league by Fulham in their previous 4 matches.
Fulham head into the encounter following a 1-0 Premier League win with the downing of Sheffield United in their previous game.
In that game, Fulham managed 65% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fulham was Ademola Lookman (61'). On the other side, Sheffield United had 4 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
For 5 of the past 6 games involving Fulham, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing teams. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell is a meagre 1.83, with the number of goals averaged by The Cottagers standing at 1.
Ahead of this meeting, Fulham are unbeaten in their last 6 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings going back to 01/01/2005 tells us that Crystal Palace have won 3 of these and Fulham 2, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A sum of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 10 for The Eagles and 10 created by The Cottagers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Premier League match day 6 on 24/10/2020 when it finished Fulham 1-2 Crystal Palace.
On that day, Fulham had 65% possession and 16 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player to score was Tom Cairney (95').
At the other end, Crystal Palace got 14 shots at goal with 10 on target. Jaïro Riedewald (8') and Wilfried Zaha (63') scored.
The referee was Graham Scott.
Team News: Crystal Palace
Nathan Ferguson (Hamstring Injury), Wilfried Zaha (Thigh Muscle Strain), James Tomkins (Ill), James McArthur (Knock), Jeffrey Schlupp (Hamstring Injury), Connor Wickham (Knock) and Mamadou Sakho (Knock) will not be taking part for Palace manager Roy Hodgson.
Team News: Fulham
Fulham boss Scott Parker has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Alfie Mawson (Ruptured cruciate ligament), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Corona virus) and Tom Cairney (Knee Injury) will not be playing here. Kevin McDonald will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We believe that Crystal Palace will do well to see themselves scoring against this Fulham outfit who will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore see a narrow 0-1 advantage for Fulham at the end of the match.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Selhurst Park (25,486)
Captain: Luka Milivojević
Chairman: Steve Parish
Manager: Roy Hodgson
Competitions: Premier League position 13
⭐ Key Man: Eberechi Eze
Typically playing in the Striker position, Eberechi Eze was born in Greenwich, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Wycombe Wanderers in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 3 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 23 appearances.