Kick-off: 1500, 02/02/2019
Stadium: Selhurst Park
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What Trueform says for Crystal Palace vs Fulham
Fulham breathed new life into their survival bid with a big midweek win over Brighton and will seek to build on that when visiting Crystal Palace.
The Eagles have been in decent form themselves of late, but must now cope without suspended talisman Wilfried Zaha at Selhurst Park.
His absence may just even things up and 12/5 for a draw is our initial Crystal Palace vs Fulham prediction.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace followed up a brave 4-3 loss at Liverpool and a 2-0 FA Cup triumph over Tottenham by sharing the spoils with Southampton on the road.
Zaha opened the scoring that night and was the Eagles’ most influential player, but he blotted his copybook with a late red card.
James McArthur commented: “He is one of our best players in the team and we will miss him, but we have got players in the squad that hopefully are ready to go and take their chance.
“It is a blow when you lose your top players, but it is a game we look forward to and we go in with confidence that we can get a result.”
However, Palace went over two years without winning when Zaha was absent before edging out Leicester 1-0 here in mid-December.
Roy Hodgson’s side lack a creative spark when missing the livewire winger, so 6/1 for a 1-1 stalemate takes the eye from the Crystal Palace vs Fulham odds.
Last Palace line-up: Guaita, Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Sakho, Wan-Bissaka, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Townsend, McArthur, Zaha, Ayew.
Michy Batshuayi goes straight into contention for Palace after his arrival on loan from Chelsea. Cheikhou Kouyate misses out with an ankle injury, but James Tomkins is expected to be passed fit following a knock.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Fulham were not winning out of turn on Tuesday night, as they had shown some encouraging signs in a 2-1 home loss to Spurs in their previous game.
Things did not look good when Glenn Murray’s double put Brighton in control at the break, but the Cottagers came out firing in the second period.
Calum Chambers pulled one back with his first goal for the club, before two trademark Aleksandar Mitrovic headers put the hosts in front and Luciano Vietto added a fourth.
“This three points means that we are alive, we can see a little light in front of us,” said manager Claudio Ranieri.
“It is only a little step, but we are alive. We showed very good fighting spirit. We deserved to win and we played very good football.”
Fulham still have to prove they can perform away from Craven Cottage, having picked up only two points from 12 previous road trips, conceding 30 times in those matches.
However, Mitrovic looked back to his best versus Albion and 5/1 for him to break the deadlock here is added to our Crystal Palace vs Fulham betting tips.
Last Fulham line-up: Rico, Odoi, Chambers, Ream, Le Marchand, Christie, Bryan, Babel, Schurrle, Jean Seri, Mitrovic.
Joe Bryan is a doubt for Fulham after limping off in midweek. Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa is back in contention, having returned to training following injury.
Southampton 1-1 CRYSTAL PALACE – Wilfried Zaha
FULHAM 4-2 Brighton – Calum Chambers, Aleksandar Mitrovic (2), Luciano Vietto
Head-to-head: Fulham 0-2 Palace
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