Fulham will take on Newcastle. The match will take place at Craven Cottage (London) on Saturday, October 1. Fulham
are fully prepared for this season’s Premier League. In recent years, the “Cottagers”, as they are known, have been a true “football lift”. They rose several times from the Championship to the elite, but rolled back every year after a year. It was the same in 2021 (fall) and 2022 (steady increase). It seems they are now able to announce their intentions to gain an edge here under Marco Silva. The newcomer already took points from Liverpool and played with him 2-2 in the beginning round. Then, after adding 0-0 with Wolverhampton to their score, they won 3 of 5 rounds. This is clearly more than what Mitrovic and co. had expected in the offseason.
Newcastle chose pinpoint reinforcement for the summer. A year ago, the Magpies were the subject of a highly publicized deal. Mike Ashley, despite being hated by all at St. James Park was able to sell a well-known project to a Saudi Arabian fund. Only the potential of new investors, who invited Eddie Howe as a coach and purchased a lot more newcomers in winter, prevented them from flying to the Championship. Although few players were purchased in numbers, the goal was to strengthen the team, including Pope and the record-breaking Isac. However, the results are not very impressive. “Black and white” can’t win four consecutive games after a positive start with an honorable draw against Manchester City. They did draw with Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton and Bournemouth but lost to Liverpool at Anfield. The “Reds” won a determined victory thanks to Carvajal’s goal in the 8th minute.
Both Fulham’s recent rises in the English Premier League ended in the exact same manner in head-to-head matches, with Newcastle winning both a draw and each championship. Fulham has already demonstrated that they will strive for victory in every match, at least at home. Newcastle is also good. It’s worth looking at the offer of “both teams to score”.
Prediction: Both teams to score.