Fulham v Sunderland – Match Preview

Mark Schwarzer rescued a point for Fulham against Arsenal last week after saving Mikel Arteta's last minute penaltyFulham and Sunderland are set to meet at Craven Cottage this Sunday as the Premier League enters week twelve.

Fulham have shown patchy form this season, having won four, lost three and drawn four in their last eleven games; however their sixteen points has been enough to see them secure a top half of the table place (9th) as the Premier League continues into week twelve. A stunning game, which saw Mark Schwarzer save Mikel Arteta’s last minute penalty, led the London club to draw 3-3 with Arsenal in their last game. So far they have scored twenty-four goals and conceded eighteen.

Sunderland have drawn six of their opening games and are currently sitting in 13th position. In their last match, the Black Cats lost 2-1 to Everton.

In their opening ten games, Sunderland have drawn six times, won once and lost three times.

The last corresponding meeting between the Cottagers and the Black Cats ended in a 2-1 victory for Fulham. The London side’s goals came from Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey, while Phil Bardsley scored for Sunderland

In the last ten matches, Sunderland have won twice, Fulham have won three times and, on the other five occasions, the result has been a draw.

In the last five meetings, Sunderland have scored 1 goal while Fulham have scored 5 times. This means that the Wearside club have averaged 0.2 of a goal per game whereas Fulham have averaged 1 goal per game.

Prediction – Fulham 2 – 1 Sunderland