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Clash of the Table Toppers

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Clash of the Table Toppers

Stoke take on a Fulham side aiming for a quick return to the Premier league having been relegated last season.

Fulham have made a great start to that aim, starting the season In a familiar fashion to Stoke with 10 points from the 12 available.

Stoke travel to the capital hoping to end a run of not winning within the M25 since 2014. Stoke are on a great unbeaten run of 6 games this season and will not get a much better chance to end that Capital hoodoo.

How have we faired in previous meetings.

Saturday’s fixture will be the 80th meeting between the two sides

Stoke wins 31

Draws 15

Fulham wins 33

The last meeting

The last meeting between the sides was at Craven Cottage back in December 2019. Fulham won that game 1-0. Bobby Decordova-Reid was the difference in a tight game that either side could of take the points.

Form (last 4 games)

Stoke

Birmingham 0-0 Stoke

Swansea 1-3 Stoke

Stoke 1-0 Forest

Stoke 2-0 Doncaster 

Fulham

Huddersfield 1-5 Fulham

Millwall 1-2 Fulham

Fulham 2-0 Hull

Birmingham 0-2 Fulham

Who’s the threat

Who isn’t should we say, Fulham have a wealth of very good players who can cause our defence some trouble. Non more than Mitrović, his strength will be a test for Souttar or Ostigard. Fulham also have Bobby Reid & Carvalho who always seem up for it when playing the Potters.

How could Stoke set up for the game.

O’Neill made 11 changes for the midweek cup game versus Doncaster, I’d expect a similar number would be changed again. Nick Powell is the only player on the injury table. Does Clucas start over Sawyers or Fletcher start over Surridge?? Think the rest of the side picks itself based on performances so far.

What is your score Prediction?

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