In England, there is only one football match on Monday and that is in the Championship. In London, Fulham and Sheffield United will play each other. Will the Cottagers be able to consolidate their status as division leaders? The experts for the website have made a prediction for the match on 20 December 2021. All odds and statistics for the match can be found at 1xbet official website.
Fulham try to make it back to the Premier League
The Cottagers have regularly risen to the country’s elite division in recent years, but both times they have ended up falling straight back to the Championship. The mentors change, but there seems to be no getting away from the reputation of the football “lift” now, under Mark Silva. True, strong periods alternate with unsuccessful ones. For example, in September and early October, only 7 points were taken in 6 games. Then the Cottagers won 7 matches in a row in the Champions League. At the moment, there is a different series, already drawn. Now, Fulham have been drawn four times in a row. So far, they have managed to hold on to first place, but a new setback could be crucial.
Sheffield United have started to improve in the last few rounds.
The Blades played last season in previous seasons in the Premier League as well. Quite unexpectedly they managed to stay in the “elite” for 2 years in a row. But now the team is not particularly good, not for nothing they put Paul Heckingbottom as coach here already in the autumn. This change of manager has done well. At the moment the club has 3 wins in a row – it helped to increase the gap from the relegation zone. However, we should not forget that the last time they took to the pitch was on December 4. Then there was a postponement of the meeting, and only now Sheffield United will finally play again. And what form this team is in now is difficult to predict, but obviously such a pause between matches, more than 2 weeks, rarely has a positive effect on results. Especially since before, they were quite decent – has the coaching staff managed to maintain such a form now, after a forced break?
Fulham have been playing well against this foe in recent times. They have not lost for 7 meetings in a row, and in the last 5 Sheffield United only once, at home in the last APL draw, was able to snatch a draw against this opponent.
Fulham are legitimate favourites in this pairing – they are the Championships leaders with a home game. But Sheffield United also seem to have added up, so let’s settle on a neutral ‘more than 2.5 goals’ (odds – 1.83).