Premier League – Match-day 10: West Ham United v Fulham

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London Stadium sees Sunday action as The Hammers take on Fulham – 2:00pm GMT.

The Hammers currently sitting in fifteenth place, are seven places lower than eighth placed Fulham, heading into the clash.

West Ham United have seven points to their name, going into this tie

The Hammers will be hoping to increase their row, after victories over both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton.

Also, The Hammers need to get out of the losing habit, with five recorded in the last eight meetings. With seven points, they currently sit fifteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws having won two matches, drawn one game, and lost five matches.

Playing at home, The Hammers have won one game, drawn one game, and lost two fixtures.

West Ham United will have 10 points if they manage to secure a victory.

The Hammers’s squad has depth, but even so, David Moyes is likely to be missing one of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

Fulham’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 11 points this season

Whilst Fulham need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for The Cottagers after losing against Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.

Also, Marco Silva knows that a run of three losses in five fixtures for his Fulham side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. Now they have 3 matches won, 3 games lost and 2 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eighth place, with a total of 11 points having won three fixtures, drawn two meetings, and lost three games.

Playing away from home, Fulham have won one game, drawn one game, and lost two matches.

A win in this fixture, would take Fulham’s points from 11 to 14, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Fulham have a good scoring record this season, with 13 netted so far (12 from open play and one penalty). Their stand out attacking players have been Aleksandar Mitrovic (6), Bobby Reid (2), and Joao Palhinha (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Fulham so far, having conceded 15 goals in their last fixtures so far.

Marco Silva could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

West Ham United v Fulham – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels The Hammers and Fulham have faced each other 28 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in The Hammers’s favour (16 – 5). Additionally, The Hammers recent form against Fulham has been outstanding, winning on eight out of the last 14 games. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was February 2021 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.

Other standout players for The Hammers are Gianluca Scamacca and Pablo Fornals with one goals each and for Fulham are Bobby Reid and Joao Palhinha with two goals and two goals respectively.