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 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