Favourites Fulham To See Off Sheffield Wednesday



Fulham will be looking to stretch their unbeaten run to six as they host Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon.


Scott Parker’s side sit comfortably in the play-off positions now as automatic promotion is realistically out of reach despite West Brom losing to Huddersfield on Friday evening.


The Baggies ended Fulham’s winning streak in their last fixture with a tame 0-0 draw on 14 July, but the Cottagers will be full of confidence defensively having kept four clean sheets in a row.


Furthermore, if Fulham can score first tomorrow, the odds will certainly be in their favour as they are unbeaten when netting first throughout this entire Championship campaign.


Sheffield Wednesday have had more indifferent results since the restart with just two wins in their last seven.


However, the Owl’s two remaining matches have nothing riding on them as they are 11 points clear of the relegation zone and 11 points off of the play-offs.


Both sides have drawn their previous fixtures 0-0 and the return match back in September also ended in a draw. On that day, Tom Cairney gave Fulham the lead and Atdhe Nuhiu scored a 93rd minute equaliser to mean both sides left Hillsborough with a share of the points.


Results since the restart

Fulham

14/07 West Brom 0-0 Fulham

10/07 Fulham 2-0 Cardiff

07/07 Nottingham Forest 0-1 Fulham

04/07 Fulham 1-0 Birmingham

30/06 QPR 1-2 Fulham


Sheffield Wednesday

14/07 Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Huddersfield

11/07 QPR 0-3 Sheffield Wednesday

08/07 Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Preston

05/07 Swansea 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

01/07 Sheffield Wednesday 0-3 West Brom


Prediction

Based on form Fulham will go into tomorrow’s game as favourites but Garry Monk’s side will not roll over easily if the previous game in September is anything to go by. However, only one of the last eight games at Craven Cottage have seen both teams score.



Match Preview written by Mat Ogley.