It’s been a tough few weeks for both Fulham and Stoke City with both clubs coming unstuck against top tier opponents and sinking into the bottom half of the Premiership table. Fulham will fancy their chances of turning Stoke over in this fixture, with the visitors struggling to find form in the Premiership.
Fulham and Stoke have been evenly matched rivals in recent seasons, with Fulham just edging the contest with five wins while Stoke has taken four wins and one match ended in a draw. Stoke has won at Fulham just once during this time.
Stoke’s last visit to Craven Cottage ended in a 2-0 defeat for the visitors.
Fulham haven’t picked up a win in four Premiership matches, failing to build on their only win in their last five Premiership fixtures – a shock 2-1 victory against Arsenal. Their record in all competitions is somewhat better, courtesy of a recent 5-2 thrashing of Newcastle at Craven Cottage in the FA Cup.
Fulham have scored a total of 8 goals in their last five matches. Solid form up front has been undermined by poor form at the back with 11 goals hammered past the Cottagers in this time.
Stoke don’t look much better, with three consecutive defeats in the Premiership, following a draw against Liverpool, and broken by an FA Cup win over Derby.
Goals have been hard to come by for Stoke, with just 3 put away in five matches. Defence has done well in the circumstances, letting in 5 goals during this time.
A weak Fulham defence meeting a weak Stoke City attack is what is on offer in this fixture. While goals have been scarce for Stoke, they could help themselves to one or two against Fulham, while Fulham can do the same.
Ultimately Fulham do look like the better option for this fixture. They certainly have the potential to play at a high level on their day, and Stoke’s dismal attack shouldn’t be too hard to neutralise.
Our Fulham vs. Stoke City betting tip is to cash in on a free bet at Betfair, and then lay Stoke City to set yourself up for a profit from the Fulham win or the draw.
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