Fulham vs Newcastle: One last hurrah for Cottagers

Fulham vs Newcastle: One last hurrah for Cottagers

Kick-off: 1600, 23/05/2021

Stadium: Craven Cottage

Relegated Fulham are fancied to bow out of the Premier League in a brief blaze of glory by ending Newcastle’s good run of form.

The Cottagers will be looking to build on a brave draw at Manchester United while this may be one game too many for a Magpies outfit hit by fresh injury problems.

We feel 6/5 for a home win at Craven Cottage is the way to go with our first Fulham vs Newcastle prediction.

A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds

Fulham showed plenty of spirit when coming from behind to draw 1-1 at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Joe Bryan headed in Bobby Decordova-Reid’s superb cross to cancel out Edinson Cavani’s stunning opener and the Cottagers had other good chances to score.

Scott Parker said: “The performance has been there this season but we were on the right side of fine margins here.

“What was different was Phonse (Alphonse Areola) making a few saves, one of their shots goes over the bar. On the flip side, we executed a lovely move to work a goal.

“Nothing really changed as I told the team to come here and play like a top team and be ultra brave. That was a risk but that’s how we put our stamp on it.”

The lack of a cutting edge up front has cost Fulham dear during a nine-match winless which has featured seven defeats but they have never stopped trying.

This is a chance to at least give their returning fans something to cheer about and 15/4 for the Cottagers to oblige by one goal appeals from the Fulham vs Newcastle odds.

Last Fulham line-up: Areola, Ream, Adarabioyo, Bryan, Lemina, Reed, Zambo, Carvalho, Decordova-Reid, Cavaleiro, Lookman.

A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds

Newcastle made it four wins in seven outings when Joe Willock netted for the sixth successive game in a 1-0 triumph over Sheffield United.

During a fine run of form, the Magpies have also drawn 1-1 at Liverpool and pushed Manchester City hard in a thrilling 4-3 loss.

Keeping hold of Willock would be a big boost and the on-loan Arsenal youngster indicated he will listen to what the Tyneside club has to say.

He told NUFC TV: “I want to say thank you for making me feel so welcome and thank you for greeting me with open arms.

“I hope you’re satisfied with what I’ve given for the club so far and hopefully there’s more to continue in the future.

“I’m not going to promise anything but the conversation is going to be held.”

However, that low-key win over the Blades did come at a cost, with Willock one of several players to limp off.

With top scorer Callum Wilson already absent, Joelinton was withdrawn before the break and Allan Saint-Maximin had to be replaced on 71 minutes.

Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka had to play on through pain after all substitutions had been made, so Steve Bruce may have a few selection headaches here.

Let’s add 8/1 for a 2-1 home victory to our Fulham vs Newcastle betting tips.

Last Newcastle line-up: Dubravka, Dummett, Krafth, Fernandez, Shelvey, Ritchie, Murphy, Almiron, Willock, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.

Additional stats

Last result:

Man Utd 1-1 FULHAM – Joe Bryan

NEWCASTLE 1-0 Sheff Utd – Joe Willock

Head-to-head: Newcastle 1-1 Fulham, Fulham 0-4 Newcastle, Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

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