Southampton vs. Fulham
December 31, 2022 10:00 am EDT
The Line: Fulham +100 / Southampton +280 // Total: 2.5
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Fulham and Southampton face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at the Craven Cottage. On May 15th it was Southampton that was able to secure the 3-1 victory over Fulham.
Fulham comes into this game sitting in 9th place in the standings having picked 22 points. On Monday, Fulham faced off against Crystal Palace, and they were able to secure a 3-0 victory. Aleksander Mitrovic did score in the 80th minute in that game. Fulham had 64 percent of the possession and 11 shots on target. There were some concerns about if Mitrovic was going to be able to play in the last game because of a foot injury, but he played, and he’s expected to play again in this game. Neeskens Kebano, Layvin Kurzawa and Manor Solomon are all dealing with injuries still and they aren’t going to be able to go in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Southampton who sits in 20th place in the standings having picked up 12 points. In the last game against Brighton, Southampton didn’t look good giving up three goals and they lost by two goals. James Ward-Prowse scored in the 73rd minute but by that point they were already down by three goals. Theo Walcott is dealing with a calf injury and he’s not going to be able to go in this game. Tino Livramento is still working back from an ACL injury and although he should be back soon, he isn’t ready to be back yet.
Fulham’s offense looked so good in the last game, and Mitrovic being back is a big boost for this team. Fulham is going to score at least two goals here, and that is going to be the difference here. Southampton isn’t going to be keeping up and Fulham is going to get the job done here.