Prior to their matchup at Craven Cottage on Monday night, Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur are just two points apart in the Premier League standings as we enter Matchday 21.
While Antonio Conte’s club is five points behind Newcastle United and the Champions League berths, Fulham is now in sixth place, barely behind fifth-place Tottenham.
Both Fulham and Spurs have not had trouble scoring goals this season, but because of their porous defences, they have the poorest defensive records among the top 12.
It’s reasonable to say that Fulham is making an incredible comeback to the Premier League after being promoted from the Championship last year.
In fact, the Cottagers have lost seven of their 20 Premier League games this season while winning nine of them.
Following the World Cup break, Marco Silva’s team defeated Crystal Palace (3-0), Southampton (2-1), Leicester City (1-0), and Chelsea (2-1).
Despite losing to Newcastle 1-0 the last time they played, they will be hopeful that they can compete with Tottenham at Craven Cottage.
With 10 victories, three draws, and seven defeats in the Premier League, Spurs are having a difficult 2022–23 season.
Conte’s team led 2-0 at the break and were poised to defeat Manchester City on Thursday. However, they lost their composure after the interval and let up four goals.
Tottenham has now lost three straight league matches. In the grand scheme of things, they’ve dropped six of their previous 10.
However, Spurs have a good record against Fulham, so the visitors will be confident that they can defeat the hosts on Monday.
Spurs have won seven of the past eight matches between Fulham and Tottenham in all competitions, with Fulham failing to record a victory in any of those contests.
It’s also important to note that Tottenham has defeated Fulham in each of their last six away Premier League games, scoring over 1.5 goals on five of those occasions.
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Neeskens Kebano is still out injured, while Fulham will welcome back Antonee Robinson from suspension.
Lucas Moura is the only injured player missing for Tottenham at the moment, and he is anticipated to stay there for some time.
Even though Fulham has had a great season so far, it’s hard to argue that Tottenham hasn’t completely dominated this game in the past.
Both teams will score at Craven Cottage, according to Forebet. But Tottenham is predicted to score more goals than Fulham.