Southampton vs Fulham (By: Umicuma)
Another derby of the bottom of the league table, where Fulham is seeking for a chance to break away run without victory in the season. They did have good match against West Ham in the first part, where team even took a lead there, but failed to keep it at the same level till the finish for another loss. Southampton could be bit easier task for Ranieri side, since this team is fighting relelgation for the second consecutive season, playing at low level in the recent games. Host did have Serbian playmaker Dusan Tadic to push the team out of relegation zone in the previous season, but at the moment, there is no such a players in the Southampton squad.
Fulham did won first encounter with this rival in the season in exciting duel 3:2. Similar performance may bee seen today, with bit more pressure on the home team. Not only that Fulham did not won single away game this season, but they have never beat today's rival at this ground in Premier League. However, if manage to end both negative strikes, visitors could have some chances to avoid relegation this season. Otherwise, with eight points less that Cardiff at the secure place, it would be almost impossible to get back in the remaining part of the competition.
Southampton did made a change on the bench, but new coach brought only one victory so far. They are also in the danger zone, and are not performing better than Fulham, at least not in their previous league games. Attacker, Michael Obafemi may be again out, for the home side. German midfielder Schurrle is under question for Fulham, but he should be able to play. Serbian winger Markovic could start the game for visitors, in order to give additional speed to the lineup at the left side.
This should be one close and tight matchup, between two leveled team, where is hard to choose worse at the moment. However, bit more experience at the Fulham, especially when it comes to manager, may turn this game on the away side+
Southampton vs Fulham predictions
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Southampton vs Fulham betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Umicuma).