Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Craven Cottager will host Saturday’s local derby between Fulham and Crystal Palace. The Cottagers were on the verge of recording their first league win at the weekend, but Sheffield United eventually scored a late equalizer at Bramall Lane to save one point. Despite failing to convert a penalty kick in the draw with the Blades, a man to watch in the home team will be Serbia international Aleksandar Mitrovic. Fulham produced a fine display at the weekend, and it is no wonder the odds for home win have been dropping.
The Eagles, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Brighton at the weekend, with the Seagulls scoring the equalizer in the dying minutes of the game. Anyhow, home win should be considered this time out as Fulham want this triumph more than Crystal Palace. Summer signing Ademola Lookman should keep his place in the starting XI after finding the net against Sheffield Utd.
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 (Crystal Palace):
Crystal Palace Football Club is an English football club which was founded in 1905. The original headquarters of Crystal Palace was based in Sydenham. After being forced to move in 1915 the club settled in Selhurst Park which currently holds a capacity of 27 000 seats. The club Crystal Palace was named after a building which was placed on the Sydenham.
The club colors of Crystal Palace are blue and red. The supporters of Crystal Palace call their team the Eagles or the Glaziers. Crystal Palace is one of the many clubs from London. Crystal Palace never managed to win any trophy in any English football division. The best performance of Crystal Palace was in 2014/2015 where the club managed to end 10th in the Premier League.