Fulham vs Swansea: Preview, Team News and Prediction
Fulham will welcome Swansea City at the Craven Cottage on Saturday, where manager Martin Jol will be looking to avoid fifth consecutive defeat in all competitions.
The Cottagers appointed former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen as the head coach during the international break and it remains to be seen whether he can galvanize the squad to good effect. Fulham have lost 7 games already this season in the league and are languishing in the relegation zone in the 18th spot. They have lost their last four games in all competitions and reached lowest ebb against Liverpool in their 4-0 defeat at Anfield before the international break.
They have only earned four points at home this season, the joint worst record in the division along with Crystal Palace and West Ham. Fulham are 12/10 with Ladbrokes to win against Swansea on Saturday.
Swansea on the other hand are winless in three games and are sitting 13th in the table with 12 points. The main problem with the Swans is their commitment towards Europe which in having an effect on the team and league performance as well. The Swans are 13/10 with Ladbrokes to register a victory in London.
Fulham defender Brede Hangeland will miss the tie with a sciatic nerve problem. Former Chelsea star Damien Duff is also out while defender Sascha Riether remains banned.
Swansea star Michu and Pablo Hernandez remain sidelined with respective ankle and thigh injuries, while goal keeper Michel Vorm is available after serving a one-match ban.
Prediction: 1-1, back to the wall, the Cottagers might put up a brilliant effort against the Swans.