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Aug 21, 2021 at 3pm UK at Craven Cottage
Fulham
2 - 0
Hull City
Mitrovic (22'), Carvalho (34')
Robinson (61'), Cavaleiro (78'), Adarabioyo (81')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Smallwood (45+2'), Bernard (82')

Preview: Fulham vs. Hull City - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Fulham and Hull City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Fulham play host to Hull City on Saturday afternoon having set the standard in their opening three Championship fixtures.

While the Cottagers head into this game on the back of successive victories, the Tigers travel to Craven Cottage having suffered two defeats in a row.


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Fulham manager Marco Silva pictured on August 8, 2021© Reuters

After failing to see out the game with Middlesbrough on the opening day of the season, Marco Silva may have had concerns about the mentality of his squad.

However, any lingering thoughts were quickly put to bed by two strong away performances at Huddersfield Town and Millwall over a 72-hour period.

A 2-1 triumph at the Lions suggests that Fulham were far less convincing at The Den, but the West Londoners were several classes above their city rivals.

Eighteen-year-old Fabio Carvalho continues to be a revelation in a creative role, while Aleksandar Mitrovic remains the vital spearhead of the attack at a time when he is being linked with other clubs.

With Neeskens Kebano also looking like a player reborn after an unproductive spell on loan at Middlesbrough, everything at Fulham is trending in the right direction.

Hull City manager Grant McCann celebrates winning League One after the match on May 1, 2021© Reuters

The same cannot be said of their opponents, who have failed to build on their stunning 4-1 success at Preston North End in their first game back at this level.

Despite being presented with back-to-back home fixtures against Queens Park Rangers and Derby County, Hull succumbed 3-0 and 1-0 respectively at the KCOM Stadium.

While Grant McCann will not be too concerned at this stage of the season, a trip to Fulham has come at the wrong time as they bid to get back on track.

McCann has used as many as 20 players across three matches, meaning that there is every chance that mass changes could be on the way at the weekend.

Fulham Championship form:
  • D
  • W
  • W

Hull City Championship form:
  • W
  • L
  • L

Hull City form (all competitions):
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • L



Team News

Harry Wilson celebrates scoring for Wales in March 2021© Reuters

Fulham remain without winger Harry Wilson, who will serve the second of the three-match suspension for his dismissal at Huddersfield.

Andre-Frank Anguissa could replace the injured Josh Onomah in what could prove to be the only alteration to the side which defeated Millwall.

Huddlestone may be given an opportunity in the Hull midfield, taking the spot of either Richard Smallwood or Greg Docherty.

Tom Eaves is also an option in attack, either as a replacement for Josh Magennis or as part of a two-man forward line if McCann opts for a change in tactics.

George Moncur remains sidelined through suspension, but Ryan Longman could return after a groin injury.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Gazzaniga; Tete, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson; Seri, Anguissa; Kebano, Carvalho, Cavaleiro; Mitrovic

Hull City possible starting lineup:
Ingram; Coyle, Jones, Greaves, Elder; Smallwood, Huddlestone; Williams, Smith, Lewis-Potter; Magennis


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We say: Fulham 3-0 Hull City

This game has one-way traffic written all over it. While Hull will feel that they can play with a sense of freedom in West London, Fulham will be difficult to stop in their current form.



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3Huddersfield TownHuddersfield4623131064471782
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5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd4621121363451875
6Luton TownLuton462112136355875
7Middlesbrough462010165950970
8Blackburn RoversBlackburn461912155950969
9Millwall461815135345869
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom461813155245767
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12Coventry CityCoventry461713166059164
13Preston North EndPreston461616145256-464
14Stoke CityStoke461711185752562
15Swansea CitySwansea461613175868-1061
16Blackpool461612185458-460
17Bristol City461510216277-1555
18Cardiff CityCardiff46158235068-1853
19Hull City46149234154-1351
20Birmingham CityBirmingham461114215075-2547
21Reading46138255487-3341
RPeterborough UnitedPeterborough46910274387-4437
RDerby CountyDerby461413194553-834
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