Fulham were made to look very good three weeks ago when thrashing QPR 6-0 although the jury is out on whether this was a captivating performance from the Cottagers or a simple case of heads dropping from the visitors.
After all, Martin Jol’s side have been unable to win any of their other seven Premier League matches this term and come into this match off the back of a 1-0 defeat in Poland when Wisla Krakow were victorious on Thursday.
Ladbrokes (£50 free bets) offer 11/8 that Fulham draw on home comforts to beat an Everton side struggling for form, although fatigue could set in within the home ranks who have already played half a season’s worth of games this term.
Bobby Zamora was left behind from the midweek trip and is a tasty 13/2 (Coral – £30 free betting) to score the first goal of the game, with Clint Dempsey also left behind as Fulham look to continue climbing the table knowing that home wins are imperative for a side that traditionally struggle on the road.
Everton’s results so far this season suggest they might do well to land a top-half finish, especially with such a dearth of strikers in the squad, with the Toffees enduring a run of three straight defeats after losses against Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea.
The Merseyside team have competed well in all these games but lacked a cutting edge and David Moyes will be hoping that they can break their away duck in this game, with bet365 offering 9/4 about an away win on Sunday.
Louis Saha will return to his old stomping ground looking for his first goal of the season and the Frenchman has scored many times at Craven Cottage, with the bookies offering 7/1 that he gets the visitors off to a winning start.