Stuttering Southampton are winless in five consecutive Premier League games going into their Craven Cottage match against Fulham on Saturday.
Hosts Fulham are in ninth place on 22 points through 16 matches. Fulham won their last Premier League match 3-0 at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace, snapping a three-match winless streak (W0 D1 L2).
Southampton slumped 3-1 against Brighton & Hove Albion at St. Mary’s Stadium in their last Premier League match, extending their winless streak to five (W0 D1 L4), putting them in 20th place on 12 points.
The previous Premier League fixture between the teams saw Southampton come out on top 3-1 at St. Mary’s Stadium in May 2021. Che Adams opened the scoring for Saints in the 27th minute. Nathan Tella and Theo Walcott also were on target. Fábio Carvalho scored the only goal for the Cottagers in the 75th minute.
Southampton have got the better of Fulham of late, unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches (W2 D1 L0). Fulham are looking for their first league win in games between the two teams since November 2018. Saints have outscored the Cottagers 5-1 during their unbeaten streak.
Aleksandar Mitrovic has caught the eye for Fulham this season. He is the club’s top scorer with 10 goals, which is the fourth highest in the competition in 2022/2023, three of which have been the critical first of the match.
Adams has been the leading attacking threat for Southampton, scoring on four occasions, including one match-opening goal.
Hosts Fulham have three wins, three draws, and two losses this season in eight Premier League contests at home. Southampton will seek to address a poor run of results on the road this season with six losses and just two wins in league away contests.
In their last six league matches, Fulham have won three, drawn one and lost two. Southampton, meanwhile, have won one, drawn one and lost four in their last six.