This match wouldn’t have any matters for the final standings in the English Premier League because it is already decided that Fulham is out of the Premier League. They made a very disappointing season in which they started well, but then got a series of very bad results. In the middle of the season Fulham changed the manager with hope that the things would improve, but unfortunately for their fans nothing changed and in the next season they will play in Championship.
One of the main players of the club, Dimitar Berbatov, moved to Monaco. He was considered to be the leader of the team and the man who would lead Fulham to better times, but it didn’t happen. He came to Craven Cottage when Martin Jol was the manager and all of us expected Fulham to be very solid team. Unfortunately, only after the first 10 games they showed the lack of class which led to the relegation.
With Felix Magat’s arrival as a new manager, the hopes were renewed, but even he could not raise the team and now they are at the bottom of the standings. According to the experts, the lack of quality in defense is the main cause for the bad results. They have allowed at least two goals in their last three appearances in the Premier League and overall 83 goals during the season. This is the weakest defense in the league and lots of changes should be made in the defense after the end of the season.
An interesting fact is that more than 2.5 goals are scored in every of last 8 Fulham’s home games. Also interesting for the outcome of this game is that Fulham won five of the last six matches against Crystal Palace in all tournaments they’ve met. This may be the reason why most bookies, including bet365, Sportingbet and Bet-at-home, give the host team a small advantage.
Crystal Palace also had a period at the bottom of the standings. However, they have made a series of good results and can now safely play this game without being threatened by a relegation. Crystal Palace are in a series of good results as a guest, winning their last three matches. We are pretty sure that Palace’s style of play will cause many problems for Fulham’s defenders and this is why I think it is quite likely the match to end up with a win for Palace against one of the weakest teams in the English Premier League.