It was impossible for Fulham to do something more against Manchester United away, as their hosts reacted well and showed one of the better performances in months. They had a perfect start taking a 3:0 lead at the halftime, while the team from London threaten in second and managed to temporarily reduce but not more. This match comes now as a much must win since they stand last with three points less than safely placed sides.
West Ham upped their form finally, as the side now comes from their third consecutive victory. Most recently, it was in front of own fans against Crystal Palace, where they reacted well after conceding early last Saturday evening. The side showed great effectivity in second and got the victory deservedly overall. They are now just five points behind sixth-placed Manchester United.
Midfielder McDonald (9/0) is injured, as well as offensive Ayite (6/0). Defensive midfielder Zambo Anguissa (11/0) is suspended for the hosts. The Hammers will miss right back Fredericks (4/0), midfielders Sanchez (5/0), Yarmolenko (9/2), forward Arnautovic (13/5) due to injuries. Midfielder Wilshere and forward Perez are doubtful for now.
Fulham have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 6 matches against West Ham.
An open game is what I expect here since the players of Fulham need to search for a victory here and should be as attacking as possible. The Hammers are on a nice run now and scoring easier than earlier in the season. Both teams scoring and a margin of three goals could easily be passed way before the last phase of the game.