Our prediction for this Premier League match:
London Stadium will host Sunday’s London derby between West Ham United and Fulham. Following back-to-back losses to Chelsea (1-2) and Everton (0-1), the Hammers outplayed Wolverhampton at the weekend to escape the relegation zone, but they do not want to stop now. Summer signing Lucas Paqueta is obviously helping the team improve their game, and seeing that West Ham have turned their stadium into a real fortress, home win should be considered.
David Moyes has a full squad to choose from except from defender Nayef Aguerd, who remains in the recovery room. The Cottagers, on the other hand, suffered a heavy 4-1 loss to Newcastle United at the weekend. Since Nathaniel Chalobah misses the local derby through suspension, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Fulham top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic should be fit for the match.
Highlighted Player (Saïd Benrahma):
Said Benrahma is an Algeria international who started his club career at Nice. The pacey winger made his Ligue 1 debut during the 2013/2014 season and after scoring 3 goals in 17 appearances for les Aiglons in the French top flight, he moved to the Championship team Brentford in the summer of 2018.
Said Benrahma was born in Ain Temouchent, Algeria on August 10, 1995 and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Angers, Gazelec Ajaccio and Chateauroux on loan before joining the Griffin Park outfit. The Algerian footballer impressed in the 2018/2019 Championship season, scoring 10 goals and providing 15 assists for his teammates.
His main position is right winger, but he is used as a left winger as well. Speaking of his international career, Said Benrahma made his debut for the Algeria national team on October 13, 2015 in a 1-0 win over Senegal.
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.