- Fulham have won 14 of their 22 home games this season.
- Sheffield Wednesday have lost ten of their 22 away games this season.
- Fulham have won six of their last ten matches in the Championship.
- Under 2.5 goals have been produced in five of the last seven meetings between these two clubs.
Fulham are unbeaten in their last five league games
Fulham claimed a point away at fellow promotion hopefuls West Brom courtesy of a 0-0 draw at The Hawthorns on Tuesday, while Sheff Wed played out a goalless draw at home with Huddersfield that same evening. When these two sides locked horns for their reverse league fixture in September a goal late in the first-half from Cairney looked to have won the match for Fulham, only for Nuhiu to equalise for the hosts deep into stoppage time.
The hosts head into this weekends’ latest encounter between the two sides as the clear form favourites having won four, drawn one and lost one of their last six matches, while Sheff Wed have lost three, won two and drawn one of their last six outings.
Craven Cottage has been a fortress for Fulham
Our prediction for a home win on Saturday is based largely on the home and away records of the two clubs this season, their head to head record and their form heading into the match. Fulham have won two for their last four games against Sheff Wed and have only lost one of their last five encounters with the Owls. The hosts have won 14 of their 22 home games and Craven Cottage has become a real fortress for the hosts this season, while Sheff Wed have lost ten of their 22 away trips.
In terms of a final scoreline, we’re predicting a 1-0 win for the hosts as under 2.5 goals have been scored in five of the duo’s last seven encounters. No more than one-goal has separated these two sides in any of their last seven meetings and Fulham have kept clean sheets in each of their last four outings in the Championship.
We’re expecting a tight and tense 90-minutes in West London
Fulham score an average of 1.59 goals per home game and have kept clean sheets in 45% of their home matches while Sheff Wed concede an average of 1.41 goals per away game, which ties in nicely with our prediction for a 1-0 win for the hosts. Six of Fulham’s last seven wins have been accompanied by a clean sheet and we’re backing the hosts to keep Sheff Wed from scoring on Saturday.