Fulham vs BurnleyEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Dec 23, 2023, Craven Cottage
Fresh from reaching the Carabao Cup semi-finals, Fulham turn their attention to Premier League matters as they welcome Burnley to Craven Cottage on Sunday. The Cottagers have done some good work at home this season and should have the upper hand over Burnley, who are still struggling to find their footing in the topflight.
Fulham will head into Saturday’s clash on a high after reaching the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup for the first time in their history. They held out for a 1-1 draw with in-form Everton on Tuesday before coming out on top in the shootout.
That result was a welcome distraction from their Premier League form which has been slightly erratic in recent weeks. Marco Silva’s men were beaten 3-0 by Newcastle last time out in the league, in a clash that saw Raul Jimenez get sent off.
In the midst of their inconsistency, one thing that had been steady all season for Fulham is their record at Craven Cottage. They have won four of their last five home matches and are coming off successive 5-0 victories over Nottingham Forest and West Ham in their previous two matches in front of their fans.
Burnley are still struggling to find their footing in the Premier League as they remain rooted to the relegation zone. They are currently six points from safety and like the other newly promoted sides, are in danger of getting cut adrift from the rest of the league.
Burnley travel to Craven Cottage with just one win from their last 10 Premier League matches. Vincent Kompany’s men have suffered eight defeats in that run and were beaten 2-0 at home by Everton in their previous fixture.
Things are just as difficult away from home for Burnley, who have claimed just one Premier League win on their travels this season. However, they will be hoping to build on a 1-1 draw at Brighton in their previous fixture on the road.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have installed Fulham as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 7/10 by bet365. An unlikely victory for Burnley is valued at 4/1 by Unibet while William Hill is offering odds of 3/1 for a draw.
Head to head
Burnley have a 25-12 advantage with six draws from 43 previous matches against Fulham. The Clarets also claimed a 2-0 victory on their last Premier League visit to Craven Cottage back in 2021.
Players to watch
With Raul Jimenez suspended for Saturday’s clash, Willian will be the one to watch for Fulham. The Brazil forward has three goals in his last five Premier League matches and is priced at 29/10 by Unibet to find the net once again.
Fulham have shown some defensive solidity in recent weeks, shutting out Nottingham Forest and West Ham in their last two home matches. Tosin Adarabioyo has been a rock at the back for the Cottagers and can lead them to another clean sheet at 7/5 with BoyleSports.
Anything else catch the eye?
Fulham have won to nil in their last two home matches and could be set for a similar outcome at 2/1 with BetVictor. Having scored five goals in each of those two fixtures, a -1 handicap could also be considered at 15/8 with bet365.
The Cottagers have scored in both halves in their last two home matches and could be set for a similar pattern at 17/10 by BoyleSports.
This English Premier League match between Fulham and Burnley will be played on Dec 23, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Fulham vs Burnley prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.