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Date: 2 March 2024
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK 16:00 CET
Venue: Craven Cottage
Fulham vs Brighton: Top free betting tips
Fulham will welcome Brighton to Craven Cottage on Saturday, 2 March in what should be a fun match in West London. Fulham come into the game with a spring in their step after defeating Man Utd at Old Trafford last time out while Brighton also have some momentum after rescuing a point in the dying moments against Everton last weekend. Who will come out on top at Craven Cottage? Check out our Fulham vs Brighton prediction below.
Match result prediction: Draw
This is a tough match to call and there are arguments for either side. Fulham enjoyed their best performance and win of the season last weekend at Old Trafford while Brighton have more to play for given their aspiration to qualify for Europe. The game feels most likely to end up as a draw, especially with Brighton involved as they have drawn more matches (nine) than any other team in the Premier League this season.
Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals
There are no reasons for either team to play cautiously on Saturday afternoon. Fulham are in a position with 12 matches of the season left where they are too far away from the relegation zone to be worried but too far away from the top seven to have any hope of sneaking into Europe. They can and should go for it like they did last weekend at Old Trafford. Brighton, meanwhile, have plenty of attacking talent in their ranks and are more than capable of scoring a couple of goals on Saturday.
Correct score prediction: Fulham 2-2 Brighton
Although on paper, this game may not stand out this weekend, there is a chance that it could be the most exciting match on the Premier League schedule. We expect both teams to go for it and for the spoils to be shared at the end of it all.
Fulham vs Brighton team news
Fulham predicted lineup vs Brighton
What made Fulham's victory last weekend all the more impressive was the fact that they did it without midfield general, Joao Palhinha. He will miss this weekend's match, too, due to suspension while Raul Jimenez is still out with a thing problem. Marco Silva is also sweating on the fitness of Willian and Harrison Reed with the duo set for late fitness tests.
Leno – Castagne, Tosin, Bassey, Robinson – Lukic, Reed – Wilson, Pereira, Iwobi – Muniz
Brighton predicted lineup vs Fulham
Robert de Zerbi will be frustrated that as soon as he got Kaoru Mitoma back, the Japanese international has injured himself and will be missing for a couple of weeks. Mitoma joins March, Hinshelwood, Joao Pedro and Milner in the treatment room while Billy Gilmour also misses out due to suspension. In better news, the likes of Tariq Lamptey, Joel Veltman and Evan Ferguson are back in training and all pushing to start the match on Saturday.
Steele – Lamptey, Van Hecke, Dunk, Estupinan – Baleba, Gross – Adingra, Lallana, Buonanotte – Ferguson
Fulham vs Brighton: What the fans think
Fulham fans looking forward to returning home
Looking forward to getting back to Craven Cottage on Saturday Vs Brighton & then two weeks later for Tottenham pic.twitter.com/NxCG328Y48
— Chris & Barney (@AmbroseBarnaby) February 25, 2024
Brighton fans think the odds are stacked against them
If anyone is looking for a pick-me-up after more bad injury news & yesterday’s loss going into Saturday’s Fulham away match, this probably isn’t it.#BHAFC has never defeated Fulham in the Premier League, losing 3 & drawing 4 in the 7 matches.
GIF replies, how are you feeling? pic.twitter.com/5O6D1W4XYX
— Dagan (@BHAfanUSA) February 29, 2024
How far will Brighton fans travel to Fulham?
Brighton fans, who sometimes have ten-hour round trips when their side plays teams in the North of England, will consider the journey to Fulham a quick one on Saturday. The total distance is around 60 miles and it will take them around 90 minutes via car or coach up the A23. By rail, Brighton fans will need to go from Preston Park and Clapham Junction and then Clapham Junction to Putney. From there, they can walk to the stadium or get on a local bus service.
Fulham vs Brighton: Tickets
Fulham still have tickets on sale for the match against Brighton with fans able to purchase them directly through the club website provided they have a previous booking history. Brighton have been given an allocation of 2,701 tickets and they have sold all of these to eligible season ticket holders.