Premier League – Fulham to face Aston Villa on Match-day 12

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Craven Cottage sees Thursday action as Fulham take on Villa – 7:30pm GMT.

Thursday’s clash between Fulham and Villa, sees twelfth take on sixteenth in the League.

With the Premier League season well into its stride, Fulham have managed to gain 12 points

With Marco Silva’s men stubbornly held to a 2-2 draw in their last match, he will hope to find the key to unlock the defence in this fixture.

Also, Marco Silva’s Fulham have lost four of their last seven matches this season. With a twelfth position in the league and 3 wins, 4 losses and 3 draws, they currently have 12 points in the League having won three meetings, drawn three fixtures, and lost four games.

Playing at home, Fulham have won two matches, drawn two meetings, and lost one game.

Fulham will have 15 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Fulham, in terms of goals scored (16). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Aleksandar Mitrovic (7), Bobby Reid (2), and Joao Palhinha (2). Fulham’s defensive record in the Premier League has so far been very weak, with 20 goals conceded in their last matches. This is an issue that Marco Silva urgently needs to address within the dressing room.

Injury and illness have depleted Marco Silva’s Fulham and they will likely be missing four key personnel for Thursday’s match.

Aston Villa go into this fixture with nine points secured

Villa need a positive result from this game, if they are to move their season forward. Their last match resulted in a loss to Chelsea, before that they drew away to Nottingham Forest, 1-1.

Also, Villa have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. They currently stand sixteenth in the League, with nine points for a total of 2 wins, 5 losses and 3 draws having won two games, drawn three meetings, and lost five fixtures.

Villa have drawn two meetings and lost three games of their five League matches playing away this season.

Winning this fixture will see Aston Villa on 12 points.

Villa’s squad has depth, but even so, Steven Gerrard is likely to be missing six of they key players when they start Thursday’s game.

Fulham v Aston Villa – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Villa with a greater number of wins. In the last 35 meetings, they have enjoyed 13 victories, to Fulham’s 11 wins. In addition, Villa have won all five of the last seven fixtures played against Fulham. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was April 2021, when The Cottagers walked away as 3-1 winners.

Players to watch

For Fulham, Aleksandar Mitrovic is a top performing player who has scoredseven goals in 10 League games this Premier League Season, while Douglas Luiz is one of the top performing players after having scoredone goal in 10 League matches this season for Villa.

Other players of note for Fulham are Bobby Reid and Joao Palhinha with two goals and two goals respectively and for Villa are Douglas Luiz and Danny Ings with one goals both.