Nobody could have predicted that Swansea would have the meanest home defensive record in the Premier League after 7 matches, with City having conceded just two goals at the Liberty Stadium.
However, it has been a different story on the road and Yakubu’s four-goal salvo last weekend means that the Swans are hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone and an in-form Fulham team will be tricky customers for Brendan Rodgers’ team on Saturday.
Swansea have failed to win any of their last four matches, although some might like the 13/8 (bet365 – £200 free bets) that the Welsh side claim victory and they dominated possession in a recent goalless draw with Aston Villa despite a lack of chances created.
Leroy Lita rewarded his manager’s selection with a goal at Blackburn on Saturday and the former Reading striker is a 7/1 chance (Ladbrokes – £50 free betting) to open the scoring against the Cottagers, with Nathan Dyer available at twice the odds.
Even so, it is Fulham that have the momentum after collecting four points from games against Liverpool and Arsenal, something which eases Martin Jol’s team clear of the drop zone and it is reasonable to assume the west London side will finish in the top ten this season.
The visitors are a 7/4 chance to win the game and it looks a decent price considering they came pretty close to landing victory at the Emirates recently. On the basis that Fulham have conceded just one goal in their past three matches, Under 2.5 Goals looks like a tremendous bet at odds of 4/6, especially as we can be sure that Swansea will batten down the hatches again.