This Sunday, at a sold-out Craven Cottage, Fulham take on Arsenal in a Premier League fixture.
Fulham’s start to the season hasn’t been as good as, after the summer spending spree, we thought it would be, with the Cottagers claiming a miserly five points from the first twenty-one available.
The club needs to start picking up points soon otherwise it could be a tough, bleak winter.
But, is a home fixture against Unai Emery’s revitalised Arsenal side the kind of game where Slavisa Jokanovic’s men can get all three points?
One TV pundit, Mark Lawrenson, in his weekly article on the BBC, doesn’t think so.
The former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland centre-back is of the belief that the game will end all square implying that 1-1 will be the final scoreline.
Discussing the game, Lawrenson hits on a common failure the team has at the moment when he remarks:
“Ryan Sessegnon clattered the bar for Fulham against Everton last week when the game was goalless.
“I just felt if the Cottagers were going to get a positive result at Goodison Park, they had to score first.
“Unfortunately for them, they didn’t – and they ended up collapsing a little bit in the end”
Unfortunately, Lawrenson has got it spot on.
But, continuing, the pundit reckons we won’t end up empty-handed on Sunday in our high noon kick-off, further adding:
“I think they might get something out of this game, though. Arsenal are still on a very good run, but they played in Azerbaijan on Thursday while Fulham have had the week off.”
Has Lawrenson got I spot on, or do you beg to differ?
Please feel free to drop your score predictions in the comments facility beneath this article.
For the record, I’d be happy with a draw from this one.