Fulham vs Southampton, 2019 Carabao Cup – Preview, Prediction, Head to Head, Team Squads and Live Stream
Fulham and Southampton meet at Craven Cottage in west London on Tuesday night with a place in the third round of the Carabao Cup campaign at stake.
Scott Parker have had an incoherent begin to live back in the Championship, with three successes and two defeats proposing it could be a frustratingly inconsistent season.
Southampton are in the bottom three, however, it got a genuinely necessary triumph at Brighton a weekend ago to kickstart their campaign.
The Premier League’s elite clubs join the fight in the third round of the competition, yet a triumph would offer either side the early chance of a potential cup run.
Fulham had been in great form yet lost at home to Nottingham Forest. Southampton had lost both their first two Premier League games of the season, however, then won 2-0 at Brighton. Presently the two clubs meet in the Carabao Cup second round seeking after a decent run in the competition.
After spending last season together in the Premier League, the two sides presently sit a division separated after Fulham’s transfer in May.
In their two meetings in 2018/19, there was a success each; the Cottagers 3-2 victors in South London and the Southampton 2-0 champs at St Mary’s.
With a strong squad still available to them, Fulham have made a decent begin to this season with three successes and two misfortunes in the Championship up until now.
Southampton required a long time to get going after 3-0 and 2-1 misfortunes to Burnley and Liverpool respectively, yet put in a decent appearing to win 2-0 at Brighton on Saturday.
Changes might be made by both Scott Parker and Ralph Hasenhuttl for this one, yet they will likewise be careful about the momentum that a cup win can bring.
Harrison Reed – on-loan at Fulham from Southampton – won’t be qualified to play against his parent club except if given special permission.
The likes of Kevin McDonald, Bobby Reid, Maxime Le Marchand, and Cyrus Christie were on Scott Parker’s bench at the end of the week and might be given some game time here.
For Saints, Sofiane Boufal and Moussa Djenepo might be given a full game to demonstrate their worth after highly impressive cameos against Brighton.
Alex McCarthy could be given an opportunity in goal, while Cedric, Maya Yoshida, and Stuart Armstrong may likewise be allowed to impress.
After a lift in performances so far under Ralph Hasenhuttl, it is expected that Southampton will secure safety in the Premier League comfortably this time around.
Along these lines, they can have no reason with regards to having a decent go at the cups this season.
Hasenhuttl has a competitive squad accessible to him now and there will be players tingling for opportunities to indicate what they can do, so this can just help their odds tomorrow evening.
Fulham’s main concern will get again into the Premier League at the first time of inquiring. Various significant players have stuck around to enable them to back to the top-flight.
Among these players are first-team regulars Stefan Johansen, Tim Ream, and Denis Odoi, who all signed new contracts with the club on Friday.
Fulham vs Southampton Head to Head (h2h)
Southampton have won four of their last five games against Fulham. The two sides have just met once in the League Cup with success and a draw for Fulham. In five cup ties, Southampton have just won once with every game having under 2.5 goals scored in them. It’s 4/5 (1.8) on that stat coming up in this game if bet is set at William Hill.
Fulham vs Southampton Team Squads
Goalkeepers: Marcus Bettinelli, Marek Rodak, Fabricio Agosto Ramirez
Defenders: Denis Odoi, Alfie Mawson, Tim Ream, Maxime Le Marchand, Cyrus Christie, Joe Bryan, Steven Sessegnon
Midfielders: Kevin McDonald, Neeskens Kebano, Stefan Johansen, Tom Cairney, Harry Arter, Harrison Reed (ineligible), Josh Onomah, Ibrahima Cisse
Forwards: Aleksandar Mitrovic, Floyd Ayite, Bobby Reid, Ivan Cavaleiro, Anthony Knockaert, Aboubakar Kamara
Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn, Alex McCarthy, Harry Lewis
Defenders: Cedric, Maya Yoshida, Jannik Vestergaard, Jack Stephens, Wesley Hoedt, Ryan Bertrand, Jake Vokins, Jan Bednarek, Kevin Danso, Yan Valery
Midfielders: Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Stuart Armstrong, Will Smallbone, Callum Slattery
Forwards: Shane Long, Che Adams, Michael Obafemi, Danny Ings, Nathan Redmond, Sofiane Boufal, Dan N’Lundulu
Fulham vs Southampton Match Details
Reason: Carabao Cup 2019-20, second round
Venue: Craven Cottage
Date: Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
Kick-off time: 7:45 pm BST
TV Channel/Live Stream: Sky Sports Football
Fulham vs Southampton Match Prediction
Fulham beat Southampton at home in the Premier League last season. They have made a mixed beginning to the season with three successes and two defeats. Southampton kick-began their season with a success at Brighton on Saturday. A draw with over 1.5 goals has odds of 16/5 (4.2) at Paddy Power.
While these two sides’ respective standings should make the Premier League side top picks, Hasenhuttl could make a lot of changes with Manchester United heading to the south coast this weekend.
Fulham may fancy a cup run and, with Parker’s men requiring a result after that misfortune at home to Forest, the hosts could well edge this one.