Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Sunday’s football game at Craven Cottage pits together Fulham and Oldham Athletic, who face each other in the FA Cup round 3. The two teams meet for the first time since 1999 when Fulham defeated Oldham 1-0 and once again the Premier League side are considered favourites to win the match. Fulham did well to beat Huddersfield Town at the weekend, with the team recording their second victory under new manager Claudio Ranieri. Oldham Athletic, on the other hand, outclassed Port Vale on the road in their last game in 2018, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the FA Cup clash against Fulham. Aleksandar Mitrovic proved his worth in the 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town and all eyes will be on him when Fulham and Oldham face each other in the third round of the FA Cup.
Highlighted Player (Tom Cairney):
Tom Cairney is a professional footballer who plays for Fulham. His main position is central midfielder, but he plays as an attacking midfielder and a right midfielder as well. The left-footed player was born in Nottingham, England on 20 January, 1991 and he started his youth career at Leeds United.
In 2007 he moved to Hull City and he was named Hull’s Young Player of the Year for the 2008/2009 campaign. After making 70 league appearances for the Tigers he joined Blackburn Rovers on 1 August, 2013 on loan and on 2 January, 2014 he signed a permanent deal with the Riversiders. At the end of the 2014/2015 Championship campaign he joined Fulham.
Tom Cairney’s father is Scottish and, as a result, the Fulham footballer decided to represent Scotland on the international stage. Cairney has 2 caps for Scotland U-21 and he made 6 appearances for Scotland U-21 team. It has to be noted that he suffered a serious injury in August 2012. The injury forced him to be out of contention for over three months.
Highlighted Team (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Premier League. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition, but managed to return in season 2018/2019.
Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight.
Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League.
The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.