Friday night’s Premier League offering comes from Craven Cottage this week, as European hopefuls Fulham welcome basement battlers Wolverhampton Wanderers to the capital.
The two sides were on the opposite ends of 1-0 scorelines last weekend, as the Cottagers edged past Brighton & Hove Albion, while Julen Lopetegui‘s men went down to Bournemouth.
There was a time not too long ago when Wolves were threatening to upset the European apple cart while Fulham tried to end their reputation as a yo-yo team, but a couple of years is a long time in football, and Marco Silva‘s crop are now the ones with continental football firmly in their sights.
Dreams of European nights will become a reality if Fulham continue performing in the same vein, although Brighton, Liverpool and Brentford are all just three points behind with games in hand.
Fireworks have not flown very often in clashes between these two teams recently, and another closely-fought affair may be on the cards if Fulham work around the absence of Mitrovic again.
Wolves’ continued lack of potency in the final third should cost them dear against the Cottagers’ steadfast backline, and while it may not be pretty, we still have faith in Fulham to find a way through and further their European charge.