Crystal Palace vs Fulham | EPL 22-23 | Matchday 17
The pace of the Premier League is so fast that teams constantly have to fight for their life so as not to find themselves slipping in a moment of surprise. And it has not been easy for any of them to secure a place that keeps them out of danger. Crystal Palace vs Fulham is a scrappy mid-table match, with two teams that are aiming to achieve stability amidst the turmoil.
Crystal Palace vs Fulham 2022 to Be Played At Selhurst Park Stadium
Crystal Palace Is Trying to Stay Clear of the Danger Zone
Crystal Palace‘s first four games were one win, one draw, and two defeats. These results did not help them in a race that was in full swing.
But this situation is the same as many clubs that follow a similar pattern. In one game, they’re against opponents who measure up to them, leading to draws, while at other times, they manage to eke out a win.
This pattern has defined the mid-table congestion where any single point can make all the difference.
Crystal Palace vs Fulham tests two teams that are very close, and could be a game-changer for the season’s standings.
Fulham’s Start Looked Better, But They Must Not Let Their Guard Down
The first five dates that Fulham played resulted in two wins and two draws. Not a bad start if we look closely at the demands of the competition.
However, their next five fixtures leading up to the tenth matchday were not entirely favorable, with three defeats and only four points from one win and one draw.
Now they have a chance to improve their season in this Cystal Palace vs Fulham match, so expect them to be fully committed to winning this away game.
Results and Statistics from Previous Crystal Palace vs Fulham Matches
The first time these two teams met in the precious season was on October 24, 2020, in a match where everything happened.
There was a lively start, and the scoreboard got underway just 8 minutes into the game with a goal by Jairo Riedewald, assisted by Wilfried Zaha, putting Crystal Palace ahead on the scoreboard. However, the rest of the first half passed without much movement, and they went to halftime with Crystal Palace still in the lead.
After the break, another goal for the Eagles came at minute 63. The man who had assisted the first would also be in charge of scoring the second with an assist from Michy Batshuayi.
Fulham was looking for a stoppage-time equalizer, but it didn’t come, and at minute 88, they were down to one man on the pitch and fewer chances to equalize when Aboubakar Kamara was sent off.
Then at 90′ + 5′, midfielder Tom Cairney scored the first for Harrison Reed’s Cottagers.
Crystal Palace managed to resist the opponent’s offense with a 4-4-2 lineup while, for its part, Crystal Palace played with a 4-3-2-1, looking to generate opportunities with the wingers, but failing to execute.
The Eagles managed to get 10 shots on goal, while the Cottagers only had 3 chances.
Passing accuracy was lower for the winners, with 89% against 80% for their opponents. Possession of the ball was higher for the Cottagers at 65% to 35% of the Eagles.
As such, the Crystal Palace vs Fulham match ended 2-1.
Prediction for Crystal Palace vs Fulham 2022
This should be a reasonably even match where everything will depend on the tactics deployed on the field by each club’s respective coach.
However, save for a surprise upset, expect Crystal Palace vs Fulham to end in a 1-1 draw. The alternative would be a victory for the locals, but don’t hold your breath waiting for it to happen.
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