Fulham face Southampton at Craven Cottage with Marco Silva’s men hoping to end a fabulous 2022 on a high.
After being promoted from the Championship, Fulham were expected to be in the mix for relegation but so far they have looked more than at home back in the top flight.
Ahead of this game, they currently sit ninth in the table, nine points above the bottom three.
Southampton go to west London with Nathan Jones looking for a first Premier League win since taking over from Ralph Hasenhuttl in November.
The Saints are propping up the table by virtue of Wolves’ win over Everton on Boxing Day.
- Fulham to win and both teams to score @ 13/5
- Aleksandar Mitrovic and Che Adams to score #pickyourpunt @ 7/2
Fulham are unlikely to make many if any changes to the side which cruised to a 3-0 victory against Crystal Palace on Boxing Day.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is set to be supported by Bobby Decordova-Reid and Willian with defender Tim Ream also set to feature after his first Premier League goal saw him rewarded with a new deal.
Manor Solomon, Layvin Kurzawa, Neeskens Kebano all remain out of action for the long-term.
Southampton are set to be without wide man Theo Walcott who has a calf problem heading into this game but changes otherwise are unlikely to be drastic.
Germany defender Armel Bella-Kotchap could be thrust into the starting XI to bolster a weak defence while teenage winger Samuel Edozie is set to keep his place after some encouraging displays.
Full-back Tino Livramento is on the road to recovery from an ACL injury.
Fulham to win and both teams to score @ 13/5
So far, Fulham have had an astonishing season and find themselves in ninth place under the tutelage of Silva.
They have shown attacking excellency and are spearheaded by one of the most dangerous forwards in the Premier League in Mitrovic.
Silva’s transfer business has proven highly effective and they have been good at home this season, losing only to Newcastle and Manchester United.
The Cottagers have scored 27 times in 16 games which is eight more than Chelsea and four more than Manchester United.
However, they can still look shaky at the back having let in 26 goals and Southampton will look to take advantage.
The Saints are desperate for a win to get the Jones era off and running and they have at least found the net in six of their last seven fixtures.
Aleksandar Mitrovic and Che Adams to score #pickyourpunt @ 7/2
This season, Mitrovic has scored ten Premier League goals in 13 games, a cracking return for a player who some accused of being a Championship-level striker.
He has been consistent in his goalscoring and it doesn’t look like a dry latch will emerge this season, given how much creativity is sat in behind him.
For the visitors, Che Adams looks the likeliest source of goals with the Scotland forward’s high-energy style set to suit the way Jones wants to play.
He has scored three in his last three games and is a man in form.