Tue 7 April 2015
19:45 vs Charlton Athletic
The Valley (Away)
Fulham recently ended their poor away run with a stunning 2-0 win over Huddersfield, leaving 400 Whites' faithful with a happy journey back home. Next up on the road are Charlton, a side with 4 wins from their last 5 home matches and 12 goals scored. Meanwhile, the Whites have hauled 5 points from their last 6 away games, a tally which no fan will accept gratefully. The signs don't look good for the Whites with Ross McCormack still out of form and the defence still looking shaky after the 4-1 defeat to Brentford. Could Dan Burn find his way back into the team? And maybe Rodallega or Smith will start? Another key player reported absent is Scott Parker, skipper. The Englishman has spent a few weeks on the sidelines through illness, though many believe this is a sign that his time at Fulham is over, along with Ruiz. These empty places in the lineup leave Fulham weak and unlikely to perform against a strong Charlton side at home...
Fri 10 April 2015
20:00 vs Wigan Athletic
Craven Cottage (Home)
BREAKING: Malky Mackay sacked as Wigan manager after 138 days in charge. The recent sacking of Mackay leaves the Whites with a weakness to take advantage of: Wigan's instability. Fulham's 3-3 draw with Wigan earlier on in the season sees them with good odds to take 3 points this time, but this match is undoubtedly crucial and Wigan will be up for the challenge. They have won 4 of their last 5 away matches, against sides who are challenging at the opposite end of the table. With Fulham sat in 21st and Wigan in 22nd, this will surely be decisive in saying who stays up and who faces the drop. Both sides are recent Premier League relegation victims, and this means both sides will be fighting to avoid the embarrassment of dropping down to League One. With Lasse Vigen Christensen expected to return for this one, Fulham will be looking for a more creative spark against a Wigan side who have struggled to pen back good passing teams.
Wed 15 April 2015
20:00 vs Rotherham United
Craven Cottage (Home)
In yet another crucial tie, the Cottagers face 20th placed Rotherham United, where 3 points would lift the Whites to 18th. A win at Wigan and a win here would surely secure their place in the Championship and the fans who still fear relegation can stop biting their nails. Rotherham have lost 4 in a row in all competitions, shipping 9 goals, leaving Fulham on pretty much level terms. As crazy as that sounds, Fulham fans really have to accept that they are on the same level as smaller clubs... much, much smaller clubs. Poor form is a feat both sides share and therefore it seems as though this match will be closely fought. Fulham will hope to light up the Cottage once again, secure safety and begin to rebuild for next season.
Predictions (Home team score-Away team score)
Ethan: 1-0, 1-0, 3-1 (6 points)
Tom: 1-2, 1-0, 1-1 (7 points)