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Fulham take on visiting team Reading at Craven Cottage in the Championship match on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Fulham v Reading are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Fulham will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-4 Championship victory against Birmingham City.
In that match, Fulham managed 50% possession and 15 shots on goal with 10 on target. For Fulham, the scorers were Denis Odoi (10'), Aleksandar Mitrović (44', 83') and Harry Wilson (54'). Birmingham City got 18 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Troy Deeney (87') was the scorer for Birmingham City.
Their more recent scorelines really do illustrate the point that it has been a great time for the Fulham defence. Fulham have been mean at the back, with the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their previous six outings standing at 3. In any event, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern shall be maintained in this upcoming match or not.
Going into this encounter, Fulham are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
Reading come into this match following on from a 3-1 Championship win with the eclipse of Peterborough United in their last game.
In that game, Reading had 48% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Reading, goals were scored by John Swift (64') and Tom Dele-Bashiru (67', 88'). Peterborough United had 6 shots at goal with 3 on target. Nathan Thompson (74') was the scorer for Peterborough United.
Reading have had no problems opening up opposition defences leading up to this encounter, having scored 11 goals in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Reading have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same outings.
Coming into this contest, Reading have not won away from home in their last 9 matches in the league. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 13/05/2017, neither club has come out on top overall with Fulham winning 2 of those games, Reading 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A total of 14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 8 of them from The Cottagers and 6 belonging to The Royals. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Championship match day 26 on 01/01/2020 when it finished Fulham 1-2 Reading.
In that game, Fulham managed 71% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Ivan Cavaleiro (61').
On the other side, Reading got 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. John Swift (14') and Charlie Adam (48') scored.
The match was refereed by Geoff Eltringham.
Team News: Fulham
Terence Kongolo (Knee Surgery), Kenny Tete (Thigh Problems), Tom Cairney (Knee Injury) and Fábio Carvalho (Toe Injury) will be missing for Fulham manager Marco Silva.
Team News: Reading
With a completely injury-free group to choose from, the Reading boss Veljko Paunović has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
We feel that in this game, Fulham are likely to be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
Conversely, Reading will not find it easy to find the back of the net although we do think it’s probable that they will be scoring as well.
We reckon that it will be a 3-1 victory for Fulham at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Craven Cottage (19,359)
Captain: Tom Cairney
Chairman: Shahid Khan
Manager: Marco Silva
Competitions: Championship position 2, EFL Cup (Third Round)
⭐ Star Man: Ivan Cavaleiro
Normally taking up the Right Wing position, Ivan Cavaleiro was born in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal. Having made his senior debut playing for Benfica in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has struck 2 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 6 appearances.