Friday, March 1, 2024

Prediction: Liverpool vs Fulham

Verdict: Liverpool to score in both halves 

Best Odds: 4/5

Bookmaker: Dachbet

Looking to extend on their Anfield purple patch this weekend, Liverpool will welcome Fulham to Merseyside on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool

Starting with the hosts, eventually cruising their way to the Europa League knockout stage earlier in the week as they secured a 4-0 victory against Austrian outfit LASK, Jurgen Klopp’s side have continued to shine since opening up the 2023/24 campaign. With some around Anfield starting to believe that their side could mount a genuine Premier League title charge this season, the former Borussia Dortmund boss will be calling on his superstar squad to make another domestic statement here. Marking their return from November’s international break with a late 1-1 draw away at defending champions Manchester City, Liverpool have already collected 28 points from their first 13 top-flight appearances. Heading into the fortnight interval with a routine 3-0 romp against Brentford, Klopp’s side have also gained a real reputation for their continued success at Anfield. In fact, Sunday’s hosts have won their first six Premier League showdowns on home soil by an aggregate score of 17-2.

Team News

Missing out on Europa League duties in midweek, Liverpool are once again expected to be without Brazilian shot-stopper Alisson Becker on Sunday afternoon. Likewise, sustaining a long-term shoulder injury last month, Scotland international Andrew Robertson is not expected to feature again until the New Year.

Already bagging 10 goals in his first 13 Premier League appearances this season, attacking talisman Mohamed Salih will once again have a leading role to play at Anfield this weekend. Bagging a Europa League brace earlier in the week, Cody Gakpo will be hoping to keep his spot in Klopp’s starting XI here.

Fulham

As for the visitors, marking their return from November’s international break with a hugely controversial 3-2 victory against Wolves earlier in the week, Fulham are now hoping to find some Premier League stability. While Marco Silva’s men might have shocked many last season as they secured a top-half finish, the Cottagers have struggled to find a similar level this time around. Almost sat in Premier League limbo the former Everton boss will be most concerned by his side’s extended issues away from Craven Cottage. Without a win from their previous six top-flight contests outside of west London, Silva’s squad should be bracing themselves for another monumental challenge here. Hit with a 1-0 defeat when they last travelled to Anfield back on May 3rd, it should also be highlighted that Fulham have lost four of their previous five trips to the red half of Merseyside.

Team News

Missing out against former club Wolves earlier in the week after picking up another injury set-back, Fulham are once again sweating over the fitness of Adama Traore. However, in what looks set to be a major boost for Silva on Sunday afternoon, the Cottagers will welcome back midfield talisman Joao Palhinha after the Portuguese international severed a one-match suspension.

Bagging a pair of controversial second-half penalties against Wolves on Monday night, former Chelsea ace Willian will have a leading role to play at Anfield this weekend.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When Liverpool and Fulham last met back on May 3rd, Klopp’s men claimed a 1-0 victory on home soil.
    • Likewise, the Reds have won four of their previous five showdowns against Fulham at Anfield.
    • Liverpool are unbeaten in each of their previous 18 straight Premier League appearances at Anfield – a run that stems back to October 2022.
    • Klopp’s side have also won their first six Premier League fixtures at Anfield by an aggregate score of 17-2.
    • Fulham have failed to win any of their previous six Premier League showdowns away from Craven Cottage.

    Conclusion

    With many around Anfield starting to believe that their side can mount a genuine Premier League title charge this season, Liverpool will be looking to lay down another marker here. Winning each of their first six top-flight showdowns in the red half of Merseyside, Klopp’s men will also be excited by a stellar record against Sunday’s guests. Landing a 1-0 victory when they last welcomed Fulham to Anfield back on May 3rd, Liverpool have won four of their previous five meetings against the Cottagers on home soil. Two sides battling it out at opposite ends of the Premier League table, we are expecting a fairly routine victory for the title contenders here.

    Verdict: Liverpool to score in both halves

    Best Odds: 4/5

    Bookmaker: Dachbet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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