Fulham and Millwall face at Craven Cottage, in a match for the 4th round of the Championship. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 3. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 25‑09-2018, ended with Fulham’s victory for (1-3). Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams have significantly different results at home and abroad.
After 2 wins and 1 defeat, the home team is currently in 7th position, with 6 points won. In their last game, they won the Huddersfield Town out by (1-2), after in the previous match they won by (2-0) at home, in a game against Blackburn Rovers. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses as a visitor, with 9 goals scored and 26 suffered; against 6 wins and 9 losses in his stadium, with 17 goals scored and 24 suffered. In his last 10 home games Fulham records 4 wins and 6 losses. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games.
Fulham comes to this game motivated, after a visitor victory, by 1-2, on the move to the Huddersfield: Mitrovic and Ivan Cavaleiro scored the goals of the win. Fulham usually plays in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Knight, Mitrovic and Knockaert. The local club, when it invests in the offensive process, generally does so through the left flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by the left side Bryan. One of the great qualities of the home team is the effective way in which he manages to defend the downtime. Keep in mind that this team is very persistent, since when they are at a disadvantage, it almost always achieves a comeback. Coach Scott Parker must have all the players at his disposal.
The visiting team is currently in 5th position, with 7 points won, after 2 wins and 1 draw. In the penultimate game, he tied out against West Bromwich Albion by (1‑1). In the last match, he won at home against Sheffield Wednesday by (1‑0). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 games it records 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In its last 10 away games the Millwall records 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games.
The Millwall comes to this motivated match, after a 1-0 home win against Sheffield Wednesday: Smith, at 37 minutes of the game, scored the only goal of the match. Unlike the opponent of this round, the visiting team usually plays in a 4-4-2, in which the two most advanced players are Bodvarsson and Bradshaw. By acting as a visitor, the Millwall is expected to adopt a more defensive stance, maintaining its playing style. Coach Neil Harris must have all the players available for this match.