Fulham vs Crystal PalaceEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 May 20, 2023, Craven Cottage
A thrilling London derby could be on the cards as Fulham square off against Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage.
Fulham head into Saturday’s clash off the back of a 2-0 home victory at Southampton last time out in the Premier League. Carlos Vinicius continued his fine goalscoring form while Aleksandar marked his return from an eight-match suspension with a goal off the bench.
That was the second straight win for Fulham, who also picked up a 5-3 victory over Leicester in their previous fixture. Having long secured their Premier League status, the 10th placed Cottagers will be targeting a finish in the top half.
Craven Cottage has played a pivotal role in Fulham’s campaign and they will be looking to end things on a high note in front of their fans. Marco Silva’s men have won two of their last three home fixtures, although they are currently on a six-match run without a clean sheet.
Crystal Palace are also coming off a victory as they picked up a 2-0 win over Bournemouth in their previous Premier League fixture. Goals in each half from the in-from Eberechi Eze were enough to earn them all three points.
Like Fulham, Crystal Palace also secured their safety weeks ago and are looking to finish the season on a high note. Roy Hodgson’s men have won two of their last three matches but have only kept one clean sheet in their last four Premier League fixtures.
Crystal Palace travel to Craven Cottage off the back of successive defeats in their last two away matches. However, having recently thrashed Southampton 5-1 and claimed a 2-0 victory at Leeds United, they will be feeling confident ahead of Saturday’s clash.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Fulham have a 7-4 advantage with four draws from 15 previous matches against Crystal Palace. The Cottagers claimed a 3-0 victory in the reverse fixture in December with Mitrovic among the goals.
Players to watch
Although Fulham have coped well in the absence of Aleksandar Mitrovic, his return is still a major boost to the team. The striker scored his 12th Premier League goal of the season in his first game back and is priced at 7/5 by William Hill to find the net on Saturday.
Eberechi Eze has proved a major goal threat for Crystal Palace this season and is their leading scorer with 10 Premier League goals. The midfielder has found the net six times in his last seven matches and is priced at 4/1 by Unibet to maintain his scoring run.
Anything else catch the eye?
Fulham and Crystal Palace have plenty of attacking quality and given their defensive vulnerabilities, both teams could ne backed to score at 17/20 with Unibet. The Cottagers produced over 3.5 goals in their previous home fixture and a repeat is priced at 27/10 by Unibet while bet365 is offering evens for over 2.5 goals.
Fulham have opened the scoring in their last two matches and can be tipped to grab the first goal on Saturday at 19/20 with 10bet.
This English Premier League match between Fulham and Crystal Palace will be played on May 20, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Fulham vs Crystal Palace prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.