Fulham vs Newcastle Prediction

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Will this Fulham vs Newcastle prediction turn out to be Magpies boss Rafa Benitez's last game in charge of the club? Credit: Getty

Sunday 12 May, kick-off 3pm

Craven Cottage – Premier League

Relegated Fulham play Newcastle United on the last day of the season in this Premier League preview. While the home team are going down second from bottom, the away team could finish as high as 13th. 


What’s the story with Fulham vs Newcastle?

Is Fulham vs Newcastle on TV? Unfortunately, the game’s not on TV in the UK. 

What happened last time? It was a goalless draw when the teams played each other at St James’ Park back in December. 

What are the Fulham vs Newcastle odds? Fulham are 6/4 in your Premier League predictions this weekend, while Newcastle United are 9/5 with 888sport. The draw’s 13/5 with the same bookmaker, where you can get £30 in free bets when you sign up here. 

Remember that time…Newcastle last beat Fulham? Hatem Ben Arfa scored a late winner for the Magpies in the Championship in 2013. After that, the Cottagers won three in a row before this season’s draw.


Team news and form

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Scott Parker has three players who are out of these Fulham v Newcastle predictions, including Timothy Fosu-Mensah who’s had knee surgery. Lazar Markovic has a calf injury, while Marcus Bettinelli is out with a knee problem. Denis Odoi is a doubt after a bad head injury, although he could be back for this last game of the season. 

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Fabian Schar is doubtful for these football predictions, after the defender went off in injury time at the end of Newcastle’s defeat to Liverpool last weekend. DeAndre Yedlin is out after having surgery in America, while Sean Longstaff and Florian Lejeune are both out with knee injuries. Miguel Almiron is also out with a hamstring problem.


Fulham vs Newcastle prediction, preview and betting tips

Both of these teams have been playing quite well recently, but it’s all been too late for Fulham. The Cottagers only started winning once they were relegated, while Newcastle are 11 points ahead of the bottom three after a tough season. Both teams are looking to finish on a high, so who’s going to come out on top in this Fulham v Newcastle prediction? 

The Cottagers are looking for their third straight home win on Sunday. They’ve beaten Everton and Cardiff City, with a win away to Bournemouth in between. The Whites only lost 1-0 at Wolves last weekend, but they were outplayed for most of the game. Parker has put himself into the frame to get the permanent Fulham job for next season, and he’ll be desperate to get another win to boost his chances. 

Rafael Benitez, on the other hand, is in charge of his own destiny at Newcastle. The Spaniard’s contract is up this summer though, and this could be his last game in charge. He wants a team that’s going places rather than surviving, so this is a big summer for Newcastle. Benitez has done well with little investment, and pushed title-chasing Liverpool all the way at the weekend. The Magpies lost 3-2 to Divock Origi’s 86th-minute header though, and couldn’t equalise for a third time. 

This is a tough game to call, as neither team has much to play for. Newcastle can climb or drop one place, while Fulham know where they’re finishing. Neither team have been big scorers this season, while Newcastle are missing their record signing Almiron. He’s improved them up front, so we’re going to back against both teams to score predictions at 11/8 with Betfred. 

Fulham’s last four games have all seen under 2.5 goals, while six of Newcastle’s last seven games have seen under 2.5 goals. The same again on Sunday is 11/10 in your Fulham vs Newcastle betting tips. Fulham have been in good form at home in recent games, and you can add them to that as the winners for 5/1 with Betway. 

The Cottagers have won three of their last four games against Newcastle, and playing quite well at the moment. Newcastle meanwhile have only won one of their last 10 away from home. The hosts are 15/4 to win to nil for the fourth time in their last five games, and 10/1 to win 1-0 in your football score predictions. If you want football tips with big odds, you can add Ryan Babel getting the only goal of the game for 30/1. 

Fulham vs Newcastle first goalscorer predictions

Babel has been impressive since joining Fulham in January. He scored an absolute screamer in the Cottagers’ last home match against Cardiff, and was on target in the one before against Everton. The Dutchman has five goals in 15 Premier League games for the Whites, and is 13/2 with bet365 in the first goalscorer odds for this game. Ayoze Perez meanwhile has seven goals in his last eight games, and is 7/1 with the same bookmaker to score first. The Spanish forward is 33/1 to get the only goal of the game. 

Score prediction: Fulham 1-0 Newcastle

Top tips

Fulham to win

6/4

Under 2.5 goals

11/10

Fulham to win to nil

15/4

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