Last updated & checked: 10/08/2021
These are two teams which are on very different trajectories right now, with seasons that couldn’t be more opposite. Liverpool have fought valiantly so far, earning themselves third place in the standings and sitting mere points away from the top spot after some truly brilliant performances.
Fulham, on the other hand, are in the midst of disaster, coming into this match off the back of a six-match losing streak which has left them absolutely rock bottom of the Premier League. It’s safe to say that a comeback here would be one of the biggest surprises of the season but, as is always the case with football, never say never.
Liverpool vs Fulham Prediction: Liverpool 3-0 Fulham
We’ll start with what should be fairly obvious, especially when looking at the odds difference between these two: we think it is exceedingly likely that Liverpool are going to win. There’s never a sure thing in the Premier League, but we see little sense in anyone going against the grain and backing the away side in this one.
Another important point is that Fulham have often lost without scoring a single goal, as is the case in their last three contests. Against a team like Liverpool, it seems very probable that they will go goalless again on Sunday. With that in mind, we think we’ll see a repeat of their Bournemouth and Everton games, with them losing 3-0 to Liverpool.
Our recommended tip: Salah scores 2 or more
We’ve already mentioned that we think this will be a high scoring match for Liverpool, meaning that plenty of the side’s world-class players will have the opportunity to show off their skills. There’s actually quite a few players who could be replaced here to also make a great medium to low-risk bet but we’re going to go with Mohamed Salah, who we last saw hit the back of the net against Cardiff and Huddersfield.
He’s been dry for a couple of games now and it’s not like him to keep those kinds of spells going for too long, so we think he’s going to come back in style here to score two or more goals. For this bet, you can get 11/8 odds from Ladbrokes.
It has actually been a few years since we’ve seen these two teams last meet, owing to Fulham’s struggles up and down the Champions League and the Premier League. They’ll be hoping to use this match as proof that they don’t deserve relegation yet again.
Sadly, the history books aren’t a source of much hope for them, as they lost their last four matches to Liverpool, with a couple going 4-0 against their favour. They have victories before then, with the most recent being back in 2012 but ultimately, this doesn’t inspire much confidence for a team that’s already a heavy underdog.
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Players to watch: Mohamed Salah & André Schürrle
Liverpool: Mohamed Salah
Well, it would be a little bit strange for us to predict Mohammed Salah to score two or more goals and not have him as the player to watch, wouldn’t it? It’s not that there aren’t plenty of other terrific players in the Liverpool squad who are well worthy of keeping an eye on. It’s just that anyone who has seen the improvement in Mohammed Salah from a good player to a great one in just a couple of years can testify to his ever-emerging brilliance.
Fulham: André Schürrle
A highlight of a team which frankly hasn’t had too many of them lately, Schürrle has shown off his skills in a 4-2 victory over Burnley and has recently impressed in losing efforts against Arsenal and Cardiff. An international stand out who’s seen action at the highest possible level, could he be the one to turn around the fortunes of a fledging Fulham? Well, he can’t do it alone, but a shining performance against a team of the calibre of Liverpool would certainly give Fulham something to be optimistic about.