Fulham vs Derby
This is semifinal playoffs for place in the Premier league, second leg. The first meeting Derby has won at home with 1:0.
No matter of the first leg result, I still think Fulham is favorite to reach finals that will be played on Wembley stadium. What more I think Fulham is favorite to be that third promoted team to Premier League.
Fulham was or better to say is by far best team in the Championship in the second part of the season. The truth is they have lost the final round of the regular season but that 46th round they entered on the 18-5-0 run, so no loss for 23 straight games.
Obviously head coach Slavisa Jokanovic is doing great job while one of the most important players for this Fulham success was Aleksandar Mitrovic, the attacker of the Serbian national team.
Mitrovic was not too great in the first leg of this playoffs but to be honest he was without too many useful passes from his teammates. I expect much better contribution from Mitro this time.
In any case, far from that Fulham has played weak game last time. As a matter fact Fulham completely dominated in any segment. Fulham had way more shots on goal, way more corners. Fulham has committed back then only five fouls for entire game and that was impressive. No wonder they played almost without foul when Fulham has allowed to Derby only 25% ball possession. And this had nothing to do with fact Derby was leading 1:0 so they decided to defend. Fulham had 75-25 even while the score was 0:0.
I expect similar dominance for Fulham also today but this time they should score couple goals.
Fulham had win and draw in two regular season mutual meetings.
Fulham is without absent players, only Ojo is questionable. For Derby wont play Marcus Olsson and Sam Winnall.
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Fulham vs Derby prediction
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