England Premier League
Sunday 12th May 2019
Kick off at 3pm BST
Venue: Craven Cottage
Fulham lost 1-0 to Wolves which ended their 3 game winning streak and they will wrap up their season playing in the Premier League with a home match against Newcastle.
The Cottagers are of course relegated already and they can’t finish in 18th and so have little to play for other than to give the home fans a winning final game. They have by all accounts bee superb since relegation was confirmed and at home they have won their last two games. This commitment should be enough to land current manager Scott Parker with the job and the task of leading Fulham back into the Premier League from The Championship next season.
Newcastle gave a great display against Liverpool last weekend but just came up short as they were defeated 3-2 at home. The Magpies are 16 points ahead of Fulham and could finish in 13th with a win and if Bouremouth lose.
Newcastle have won 7 points from their last 12 and away from home they have lost just once from their last 4. Overall their away record has been poor though and they have won just 3 games all season on the road.
Fulham: While the club do have 4 players out of this game, they have been long term and there are no new injuries for Scott Parker’s team coming into this final home game of the season
Newcastle: DeAndre Yedlin has opted to have an operation on his groin which has ruled him out of the season. Other than Yedlin there are no new injuries for The Magpies ahead of this game
Fulham vs Newcastle Head to Head:
Earlier this season at St James Park this match finished 0-0.
The teams last played at Fulham in 2016 where Fulham won 1-0.
5 of the last 6 meetings have ended in under 1.5 goals.
Newcastle have not won at Fulham since 2007.
Fulham vs Newcastle Prediction:
We are going to pick Fulham to get a win here but also cover the draw for safety. They have been impressive since being relegated winning 3 and losing 1 and that defeat came away from home. This could likely be a very close game, but Newcastle have little to lose and little to play for. Fulham will want to give their fans something to remember from what has been a miserable season for the club. Ryan Babel has found good form and we will back the Dutch player to get on the score sheet at the weekend.
Fulham vs Newcastle Betting Tips:
Asian handicap (0.0 Fulham) at 1.85
Anytime goalscorer: Ryan Babel at 2.70