Swansea City vs FulhamEnglish Championship, KO: 19:45 Nov 29, 2019, Liberty Stadium
THE last meeting between Swansea and Fulham came in the Premier League and both teams remain on track for a return to the top flight, sitting in play-off places ahead of this intriguing clash.
Fulham are trying to bounce back straight away after relegation and have recovered from a poor run to race back into contention for automatic promotion.
After claiming just one win in five matches, Scott Parker's men have recorded three victories on the spin, leaving them just five points behind leaders Leeds United.
Swansea's recent form stands in stark contrast, with the Welsh side failing to win any of their last three games in the Championship.
Despite that, they remain just two points behind third-placed Fulham so a win here would also put them back in the frame for automatic promotion.
Boss Steve Cooper will be hoping home advantage can give them the edge but the Swans' form has been a bit patchy at the Liberty Stadium.
After winning their first five home games this term, Swansea have only claimed one victory in the last six at the Liberty and even that was a narrow 1-0 Welsh derby triumph over Cardiff.
How the bookies view it
Plenty of punters will fancy backing a Fulham win here at 8/5 with Unibet but I've a feeling this one will end in a draw, which is 13/5 with Marathonbet. A victory for the Swans is priced 2/1 by Bet365.
The Cottagers have drawn three of their last six away games while two of Swansea's last three matches have ended in stalemates.
Head to head record
The Swans have a superb recent record against Fulham, winning five of their last six meetings, but the last of those games came in 2014 so it doesn't have much relevance.
However, there have been exactly three goals in four of the last five matches between Fulham and Swansea and I could easily see a repeat of that. Sportingbet offer 16/5 on there being three goals in the game and that could be worth a bet while over 2.5 goals is 7/9 with the same firm.
Players to watch
One of those goals is likely to come from red-hot Aleksandar Mitrovic, whose tally for the season stands at 21. He has five goals in his last four outings for Fulham and Serbia and netted in the midweek 3-0 thumping of Derby.
The big striker is 13/10 with Unibet to score at anytime here and that seems generous giving his sizzling form. To lengthen those odds try backing Mitrovic to score with a header which is 6/1 with Skybet.
Defender Ben Wilmot scored the winner the last time Swansea won at home and has two goals from just nine appearances this season. That makes him a good long-odds option for anytime scorer at 12/1 with Bet365. But a Swans goal is more likely to come from striker Andre Ayew, who is a decent 10/3 with Unibet.
This English Championship match between Swansea City and Fulham will be played on Nov 29, 2019 and kick off at 19:45