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Preview: Fulham vs West Ham

Preview: Fulham vs West Ham

Fulham take on West Ham at Craven Cottage - desperate to gain some revenge for the 2-1 defeat they suffered earlier in the season to the Hammers. West Ham won thanks to an Anton Ferdinand goal.


The Cottagers have only 12 games to save their Premier League status and West Ham are battling away in mid table and still desperate for European qualification. West Ham beat Fulham 2-1 at Upton Park last month.

Injuries and Suspensions

Brian McBride may return, and Hameur Bouazza is expected to play some part.

Bobby Zamora, Julien Faubert and Nolberto Solano are all pushing for first-team recalls, but the likes of Craig Bellamy (groin), Scott Parker (knee) and Nigel Quashie (foot) remain sidelined. Lee Bowyer will return from suspension.

Hodgson: under no illusions

"I really have no idea how good our chances are of staying up," he said. "I can make no promises."


Fulham (from): Niemi; Stalteri, Hangeland, Hughes, Konchesky, Murphy, Andreasen, S Davies, Bullard, Bouazza, Nevland, Stefanovic, Kamara, Bocanegra, Volz, McBride, Smertin, Seol, Healy, Keller.

West Ham (from): Green, Wright, Neill, Pantsil, Spector, Ferdinand, Upson, Gabbidon, McCartney, Bowyer, Faubert, Ljungberg, Noble, Mullins, Collison, Etherington, Boa Morte, Ashton, Cole, Camara.

Eyefootball Premiership Predictor

Fulham 1-0 West Ham

A crucial home win for Fulham.

Goalscorer: Brede Hangeland.