Newcastle vs Fulham Live | English Premier League on Saturday, 22 December 2018 | Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET | Venue: St. James’ Park (Newcastle upon Tyne)
The change of direction did not displace Fulham’s fortunes when the Cottagers continued to fight under Claudio Ranieri, just as they did with Slavisa Jokanovic. The Italian coach caused a positive shock by guiding the team to a 3-2 victory against Southampton on their début at the bank at Craven Cottage. However, Fulham continued to claim only one in four draws. They will face Newcastle United on Saturday in two consecutive defeats that allowed them to award six goals in total against Manchester United and West Ham.
The horrible form of Fulham allows them to keep up the foot of the classification of the league with only 10 points in 17 games. They have the weakest defensive record in the league with no less than 42 goals in 16 games. The Cottagers were particularly struggling to move and scored just one point in nine games, which allowed them to score 24 goals.
Newcastle vs Fulham: Face to face
- Fulham will take advantage of the positive trend they have during their recent outings against the Magpies.
- The Cottagers have won three times against Newcastle, including a double victory in the 2016/17 campaign.
- However, Newcastle has a positive record in H2H at St. James’s Park, where he won 10 points, 5 draws and 6 losses to 21 at Fulham.
Newcastle vs Fulham: Prediction
The hosts took advantage of the easiest game of the previous round to see Huddersfield Town 0′-1 at John Smith’s stadium. His top scorer, Salomon Rondon, increased his total to four by scoring the only goal of the game ten minutes after the interval.
The team led by Rafael Benítez has climbed to 14th place after a series of three consecutive victories. They have an excellent opportunity to win two consecutive victories against the opposition on Saturday.
Rondon deserves to save to score at any time against the worst defensive line in the league, while hardly making a mistake by backing home wins with a 1.95 odds.
Newcastle vs Fulham: betting tips
- The Newcastle wins from 1.95 (19/20)
- Salomon Rondon scores at any time @ 2.60 (8/5)