Fulham vs Derby Soccer Prediction Today
Fullham and Derby County will decide this Monday, May 14, the first finalist of the playoffs of the Championship, the Second Division of the English Championship. The return game of the semifinals will be held at the Craven Cottage stadium in London starting at 3:45 p.m. (GMT).
In the first match, Derby won 1-0. Thus, they will be able to advance to face the winner of the Aston Villa and Middlesbrough clash if they win again or tie. The owners of the house, the victory remains by two or more tries to reverse the situation. Fulham’s success by a goal difference takes the decision for the penalty shootout.
The four teams are fighting for the third and final place in the Premier League. The first two were guaranteed by Wolves, champion, and Cardiff, runner-up of the tournament.
Fulham was very close to securing their classification. After a 19-match losing streak (15 wins and four defeats), he needed only to confirm his favoritism in the 46th and final round of the first round of the competition against Birmingham, which after spending the whole season battling relegation was free threat and just met table. However, they lost 3-1 and saw Cardiff secure the place by only two points difference (90-88).
After getting so close to achieving the goal and failing, the Fulham players seem to have been quite shaken. In the game against Derby, the team had wide control of the match. Possession of the ball. But it seemed lacking in the courage to seek a bolder solution in the definition of the plays. Of the 13 attempts of finalization he ventured, only two were on target.
Recovering psychologically the athletes should be the main objective for the departure of this Monday for coach Slavisa Jokanovic. Even because time to train was not. The first game was played on Friday, May 11. So he will have to change the scenario at the base of the conversation.
The only extra help you may have depends on the medical department. The midfielder Sheyi Ojo (22 matches in the English Premier League second seasons 2017/2018, four goals), depends on a new evaluation to know if he will be available to act.
The win in the first playoff game was a reflection of the campaign Derby County has made throughout the season. The team did the necessary, nothing more. Without making any question of having the possession of ball, watched the rival exchange passes without any objectivity. When Fulham made a mistake, he sought the counterattacks at full speed.
Throughout the 90 minutes, he tried only three finals. Only one of them went on target and entered. Cameron Jerome’s 19-goal Championship (2017/2018 season six goals) came in the 34th minute of the start. From there, the Derby gave up playing and only tried to prevent the opponent from creating. He was very successful in this strategy.
In fact, the mere participation of the Derby in the playoffs can be considered a profit. After all, the team was in intermediate positions and only got the fourth and last available spot to reach in the final rounds, with two wins and a draw, sixth.
Coached by coach Gary Rowett has two medical problems to administer for Monday’s match. They are in the infirmary and are still doubtful for the game Swedish midfielder Marcus Olsson (15 games, no goal) and striker Sam Winnall (17 games, six goals).
Soccer Prediction of the Day Fulham vs Derby
Despite being defeated, Fulham showed their technical superiority in comparison with the rival in the first match. Acting at home and having the support of the fans, will have a new opportunity to turn that advantage into goals.
Prediction Today: Fullham