Football Predictions shows Sunday’s Premier League clash between Liverpool and Fulham, including hunches, betting tips and possible lineups.
Liverpool will renew their search for an elusive victory for Anfield when they receive Fulham to Merseyside on Sunday.
The Cottagers, threatened with relegation, will be the second West London team to visit Anfield within three days of Chelsea’s victory on Thursday night – a fifth consecutive home loss for the champions.
Anfield’s sudden transformation from a fortress to a fertile hunting ground for visiting teams has been almost unbelievable, and Fulham will have every reason to feel confident he can accumulate more misery in Liverpool this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp watched his team drop to their fifth consecutive loss at home on Thursday night – the worst series in all of the club’s 129-year history, and the first English Premier League champion to suffer that fate.
While that statistic understandably has stolen the headlines, it is by no means the only negative when it comes to Liverpool’s form at the moment, especially at Anfield.
The Reds have only scored one goal at home in six games so far in 2021, and have managed just one shot on goal against Chelsea, while their no-win streak at Anfield is now seven games since December 16 – having won 32 of their 33 home league games before that.
In fact, Liverpool at home and away has added just 10 points in 11 first division matches since the turn of the year, a count that would put them in fourth place in the last position on a 2021 table and led them to fall to seventh in 2020 -21 rankings – four points out of the Champions League places.
On paper, a match against a team in the relegation zone should be the ideal opportunity to end such a torrid race, and history suggests that Liverpool must still be the favorite for this confrontation.
The Reds have never lost a home game in the Premier League against a newly promoted team under Klopp, adding 43 points out of 45 possible in such games, while they have also lost only one of their 23 home games in the first division with the Fulham.
In fact, Fulham only scored three Premier League goals against Liverpool at Anfield, failing to score on 11 of their 14 visits, so the hosts have plenty of reason to be confident that their terrible form at Anfield could end this end. weekdays.
This series will have taught Liverpool not to trust history, however, and Fulham also have many reasons to hope while looking for a victory that could end up taking the team out of the relegation zone.
Scott ParkerThe team’s team was defeated by Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday night, but would have left that match feeling they deserved at least one point.
They would have come out with that point had they not had a controversially overturned goal for handball – a decision that prompted global IFAB lawmakers to change the handball law on Friday.
The news comes too late for Fulham, of course, and if the point that was denied comes back to haunt them it is yet to be seen, but at least they are still in that conversation with only three points separating them from Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United going for the weekend.
Thursday’s loss to Spurs was his first loss in his last six Premier League games and only the fourth in his last 16 matches – a series that started with a 1-1 draw in the reverse game against Liverpool at Craven Cottage in December.
Fulham are also enjoying their longest away home unbeaten run in the first division, with seven games and, while six of them ended in a draw, the solitary win at that time came in Merseyside against Everton.
The Cottagers have also kept more games without conceding a goal in the last five games outside the Premier League than in 45 previous matches. So against a Liverpool team struggling to score at home, they are confident they have the foundation to come. away with something from Sunday’s game.
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The curse of the Liverpool defender struck again after the defeat of Chelsea, with Ozan Kabak the last to get an injury.
Klopp insisted that it is only a “small problem”, but the arrival of January is unlikely to recover in time to appear on Sunday.
There is better news for Nat Phillips, who must be in contention after losing Chelsea with a slight problem in his lower back, and he can go straight back to the starting lineup.
Klopp also suggested the desire to move Fabinho back to midfield, although it may have to wait for now, despite Ben Davies providing another option to partner Phillips in defense.
Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson all remain marginalized for the hosts, while the goalkeeper reserves Caoimhin Kelleher will be evaluated before the start of the game.
Mohamed Salah was withdrawn just after the hour mark against Chelsea, but he should start again here, especially as he contributed directly to 15 goals in his 11 Premier League home games against promoted opponents.
Diogo Jota he looked sharp on his midweek return from injury and may be struggling for a starting position if Klopp finds him in shape.
Fulham has a comparatively clean bill of health with Marek Rodak and Tom Cairney their only absentees for this game.
The tastes of Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Bobby Decordova-Reid and Kenny Tete will hope to benefit from any rotation given the quick turnaround in the games, but Parker can maintain faith in much of the team that played Spurs so close the last time.
Josh Maja it was the man who controversially canceled the tie in that game, and he looks forward to another memorable trip to Merseyside, after having scored his only two Fulham goals so far against Everton last month.
Possible initial line-up for Liverpool:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Fabinho, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Mane, Jota
Possible initial lineup for Fulham:
Areola; Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson; Reed, Anguissa; Knight, Loftus-Cheek, Lookman; Maja
Probability: Liverpool 1-1 Fulham
Just a few months ago, having supported Fulham to leave Anfield with anything would have been a very bold decision. Now, however, it is much more realistic and the formbook points to visitors getting a point, if not more.
We hope that Liverpool will at least end the losing streak at home, but the wait for Anfield’s victory may continue against a Fulham team that has established itself as a difficult team to win in recent months.
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