Fulham – Southampton : Preview & Prediction
Fulham and Southampton meet at Craven Cottage in a game for this stage of the FA Cup (Heat 3). There is only one recent direct showdown between these two teams, on 01-02-2014, which ended with the victory of Southampton by (0-3). Particular attention needs to be paid to the home / off condition as Fulham presents different results at home and away.
Analysis of Fulham
The home team plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of taking advantage of the home factor to achieve a positive result. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Ipswich Town by (4-1). In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Fulham have won 5, drawn 4 and lost 1. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 games. There is a tendency for goals to be scored in their home games as 24 of their last 28 games have finished with over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 9 times and only got 2 turns. In the last 15 home matches for all competitions there has been a period that stands out: scored 7 of his 17 goals in the minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Fulham enter into this motivated game after a 4-1 home win at Ipswich: Sessegnon and Kamara scored the winning goal. Fulham often work in a 4-3-3 where the three most advanced players are Ayité, Kamara and Ojo. The home club when it invests in the offensive process usually does it through the left aisle, taking advantage of the depth offered by left-back Sessegnon. One of the great qualities of the home emblem is the effective way they can defend standing ball situations. It should be noted that this team is very persistent, since when it is at a disadvantage, almost always, it manages to give a good answer.
Analysis of Southampton
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of getting a positive result out. This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with a total of 14 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in his stadium, with a total of 16 goals scored and 23 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a home defeat with Crystal Palace by (1-2). In the last 10 matches played for all competitions, Southampton won 1, drawn 4 and lost 5. The team conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has been marked with regularity, since it managed to materialize in 8 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he has never been able to turn the scoring in all 8 games in which he conceded the first goal. In the last 11 away games for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: scored 4 of his 7 goals in the minutes (61’-75 ‘); suffered 6 of his 15 goals in the minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Southampton enter into this unmotivated performance after a home snub for 1-2 at the reception to the Crystal Palace. Like the “enemy” of this round, Southampton usually play 4-3-3, favoring a more offensive game where the three most advanced men are Boufal, Long and Ward-Prowse. The visiting set usually practices a football in counterattacks, more disorganized, trying to take advantage of any mistake of the opponent. Coach Maurício Pellegrino will not be able to count on Charlie Austin and Cédric Soares for being injured.
Fulham – Southampton : Betting Tips
Southampton – Win Odds: 2.40
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70