Fulham - Wolverhampton prediction
Fulham hosts Wolverhampton in the first match of the 25th round of the English Premier League.
The hosts come out in high spirits in front of their fans, who are likely to pack Craven Cottage.
Despite uncertainty over whether their leader Aleksandar Mitrovic will return from injury.
But the Cottagers have already proven on more than one occasion earlier in the season that they can do without him.
There is certainly no lack of spirit in the Fulham camp.
As Marco Silva and his players are on a 3-match winning streak in all competitions.
At the same time, Wolverhampton play on the ebb and flow.
But the Wolves are definitely struggling on the road (2-3-6) and it won't be easy for them here.
The only thing that gives Wolves some faith is that they are now 5 games unbeaten against Fulham.
That number includes three clean sweeps.
However, I think the Londoners will win today.
Fulham are 4 points from the Top 4
It is clear that this will be a sensationally good season for Fulham compared to some previous seasons in the Premier League.
At the moment, the club from London is in a fantastic 6th place in the Premier League standings .
They have only 3 points less than Newcastle and 4 less than Tottenham, who are in the leading position in the Champions League.
Fulham are on a 3 game winning streak
Fulham have won their previous 2 Premier League games against Nottingham and Brighton. By not allowing a single goal in them.
This second win was away and is very valuable.
Because Brighton is one of the good teams in the English football elite this season.
Before that, the Cottagers also won against Sunderland, progressing to the FA Cup.
Thus, Fulham are on a streak of 3 consecutive victories before this game.
Wolves are 3 points away from the danger zone
Wolverhampton have improved significantly compared to the first part of the season.
When they were one of the weaker teams and had slipped even into the danger zone.
Some very good results such as wins over Liverpool and West Ham for example have shot Wolves up to 15th place.
But despite this, the advance is still very fragile in front of Leeds, West Ham and Southampton, who are in the red zone.
Wolverhampton is a weak visitor (2-3-6)
Wolves will have to play fighting for the rest of the campaign if they are to survive.
But away games are hardly where Wolverhampton will be looking to pick up a lot of points.
As only 9 of their total of 23 points so far have come away from home.
News about the teams
Fulham star Aleksandar Mitrovic still has problems with his leg. And it is very likely that he will miss this match as well.
Tom Kearney won't be online until mid-March.
While Kebano is also listed as uncertain due to Achilles tendon issues.
Hwang and Traore are players who will not be on the pitch before mid-March in Wolverhampton's camp.
While Kalajdzic ended the season due to a serious injury.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Flax; Tetteh, Diop, Reim, Robinson; Reed, Palinha; Solomon, Pereira, Willian; Vinicius
Injured: Mitrovic, Kebano, Kearney
Lineup: Sa; Semedo, Kilman, Dawson, Bueno; Lemina, Neves, Nunes; Traore, Podence, Sarabia
Injured: Kalajdzic, Hee-Chan, Traore, Cicinho