Crystal Palace will be welcoming Fulham for the London Derby at Selhurst Park Stadium on Sunday for the Premier League fixture at 5:30 PM IST. The home team has acquired the 13th spot with 32 points while the visitors have occupied the 18th position with 22 points.
Crystal Palace played 25 games, they lost nine fixtures, lost 11 games and had a draw on five occasions. Fulham also played as many games, they were victorious on four occasions, lost 11 games and drew 10 matches.
Scott Parker will be hoping to extend the team’s four-match unbeaten streak against Crystal Palace. They are eight points ahead of West Brom while just three points short of the 17th spot Newcastle United.
Crystal Palace was on a two-match losing streak before they won against Brighton 2-1 in midweek. The home team is currently at the 13th spot and a victory on Sunday will allow them to break into the top half of the table. Sunday’s clash between the two teams will be a treat to the football fans as both teams will be aiming to clinch the game to move up the order in the points table.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Crystal Palace has the upper hand as they beat Fulham thrice out of the five games they played against each other. Fulham only managed to win once, that victory too came in the year 2013. In the previous fixture between the two teams, Crystal Palace came out victorious with a scoreline of 2-1.
Crystal Palace has to face a ton of injuries before their Sunday’s fixture. Wilfred Zaha, Jeffrey Schlupp, Nathaniel Clyne and James McArthur have been sidelined for Sunday’s fixture. James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho are also out due to injury.
Fulham will miss the services of skipper Tom Cairney who is recovering from a knee injury that he picked up in January. The away team has a fully fit squad available for selection. Aleksandar Mitrovic has recovered from the COVID-19 but his inclusion remains doubtful for Sunday.