Kick-off: 1500, 24/11/2018
Stadium: Craven Cottage
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Fulham have lost six straight Premier League matches but the arrival of Claudio Ranieri may help them to steady the ship when Southampton visit Craven Cottage.
Fellow strugglers the Saints are without a win in eight top-flight fixtures themselves, although they have drawn three of the last four games.
This has all the makings of a cagey contest between two teams short on confidence, so 12/5 for a stalemate is our first Fulham vs Southampton prediction.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Ranieri famously led Leicester to a 5,000/1 title triumph but is only concerned with keeping Fulham up after replacing Slavisa Jokanovic.
The Italian does have past history of pulling off great escapes, once taking over Parma when they were second from bottom in Serie A and eventually finishing 12th.
Having observed the Cottagers from afar, Ranieri seems keen to get back to basics and deal with a fragile defence which has conceded 31 goals in 13 Premier League games.
He said: “I watched some games and said ‘this team has enough quality to be safe’, but now I need a fighting spirit.
“If there is only quality, without organisation, defensive tactics, then it’s difficult to help the players maintain a clean sheet.”
Looking at the Fulham vs Southampton odds, there is plenty of appeal in 91/100 for under 2.5 goals in this match.
Last Fulham line-up: Rico, Odoi, Chambers, Le Marchand, Christie, Mawson, Sessegnon, Cairney, Schurrle, Zambo, Mitrovic.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Mark Hughes is now hot favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post, with Southampton only three points ahead of basement dwellers Fulham.
The Welshman was left fuming over a disallowed Charlie Austin goal following a 1-1 draw with Watford at St Mary’s Stadium.
Saints led via Manolo Gabbiadini’s 20th-minute strike when the referee incorrectly ruled Austin’s shot had struck offside team-mate Maya Yoshida on the way into the net.
The Hornets then grabbed a fortunate late leveller and Hughes moaned: “The performance of the referee is not good enough.
“All we want in a game is the key, match-defining moments to be correct. At 2-0 the game is over. It is unfortunate and a bad mistake.”
Southampton can take heart from another strong display by Mario Lemina, though, with the £18million midfielder providing energy and spirit in the engine room.
His presence can help Saints to handle what may be a red-hot atmosphere at Craven Cottage for Ranieri’s first game.
We’re finishing off our Fulham vs Southampton betting tips by taking 4/1 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time.
Last Southampton line-up: McCarthy, Soares, Yoshida, Hoedt, Bertrand, Armstrong, Lemina, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Ings, Gabbiadini.
Southampton are without the suspended Ryan Betrand, who will be replaced by Matt Targett. Danny Ings is a major doubt after picking up a knock, but Moi Elyounoussi (hamstring) and Lemina (thigh) should be available.
Liverpool 2-0 FULHAM
SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 Watford – Manolo Gabbiadini
Head-to-head: Fulham 0-1 Southampton, Fulham 0-3 Southampton, Southampton 2-0 Fulham
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