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- West Ham have won seven of their last eight games in all competitions.
- Fulham are winless in 11 straight Premier League fixtures.
- Fulham have failed to score in four of their last five home league assignments.
- West Ham have won each of their last three Premier League away matches.
West Ham’s top four charge
West Ham kept themselves firmly in the top four conversation in midweek with a superb 3-1 win at Aston Villa, and the Irons look capable of collecting another three points in Saturday’s London Derby against Fulham.
A double from debutant Jesse Lingard proved decisive in the Hammers’ excellent triumph at Villa Park, and West Ham’s disappointing reverse to Liverpool last weekend remains their only defeat among an impressive run of eight victories.
Away from the London Stadium, David Moyes’ charges have roared to three wins on the bounce, and having put Everton, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa to the sword in successive road tests, West Ham are favourites to beat Fulham.
Fulham beaten again
Fulham’s lengthy search for a third Premier League victory of the campaign continues, and the Cottagers’ 2-0 defeat to title contenders Leicester City pushed their winless run to 11 matches since last November.
With a sizeable eight points between Fulham and safety and a sequence of three straight defeats at home, things are starting to look ominous, and with the threat of relegation starting to loom large, Scott Parker will be fearing the worst against his old team on Saturday.
West Ham worth backing
West Ham played with a real swagger against a good Aston Villa team on Wednesday, and Jesse Lingard added an extra dimension to the Hammers attacking play.
With so many individuals in good form, and a record of seven wins from eight in all competitions, West Ham are too good a price to pass up on Saturday, and backing the Irons to triumph again is advised.
David Moyes side kept a clean sheet when they beat Fulham 1-0 in the reverse derby fixture between the clubs in early November, and our 2-0 correct score prediction for Saturday tips the Irons to repeat the trick.
Fulham have failed to register in four of their last five league assignments at home, and the Cottagers conceded exactly twice in three of their last four top-flight tests. West Ham have the quality and confidence to punish their hosts, and a 2-0 Irons’ win is favoured as a result.
Fulham injuries and team news
Bobby Decordova-Reid and Ivan Cavaleiro will be pushing for a start on Saturday, though Tom Cairney and Terence Kongolo remain sidelined for the hosts.
New Fulham signing Josh Maja will also hope to make his Cottagers debut.
West Ham injuries and team news
West Ham will still be without Arthur Masuaku, while back-up goalkeeper Darren Randolph is rated as doubtful.
On loan midfielder Jesse Lingard scored twice on his first start for the Irons against Aston Villa and the ex-England man should keep his place on Saturday.
- 5 Aug