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PREVIEW ~ Fulham visit Luton Town Cham MD22 21/22

last updated Thursday 09th December 2021, 3:25 PM

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Luton Town vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 22 at Kenilworth Road ~ 21/22

Saturday 11th December 2021    KO: 15:00

Referee: Thomas Bramall (Sheffield)

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
Marco Silva
Marco Silva
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Luton Town Coach Nathan Jones
Luton Town Coach
Nathan Jones
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Championship leaders Fulham will be seeking to end a run of three successive draws with a victory, when they travel to Luton Town on Saturday afternoon.

The last time that these two sides faced each other in the second tier was in 2019-20, their two fixtures produced 11 goals, with a 3-2 win for Fulham at Craven Cottage followed by an entertaining 3-3 draw at Kenilworth Road.

Despite drawing each of their last three league games, Fulham remain at the top of the Championship, as last Friday's opponents Bournemouth have also claimed as many points in the same period.

A 1-1 draw with the Cherries at Craven Cottage followed a stalemate with basement club Derby County and a 1-1 draw away at Preston North End. Just one point still separates the Cottagers from Bournemouth in second, while West Bromwich Albion in third have moved to within seven points of the summit.

While extending their unbeaten league run to 10 matches will have pleased head coach Marco Silva, the Portuguese will feel that his side have not taken the opportunity to move further ahead of the chasing pack.

Nevertheless, Silva will be confident of returning to winning ways on Saturday, as they travel to Luton unbeaten in their last four away games, conceding only once in the process.

The last time that Fulham went on a longer unbeaten league run on the road was in March when they enjoyed a spell of eight games without defeat in the Premier League, including victories on Merseyside against Everton and Liverpool.

The Hatters will be in for another challenging contest at Kenilworth Road as they have failed to win any of their last five home matches against Fulham across all competitions, conceding at least three goals in each of their last four meetings.

Luton Town ended a four-game winless run with an impressive 3-0 victory away against Blackpool last weekend.

Sonny Bradley's header on the stroke of half time put the visitors in front, before second-half strikes from Elijah Adebayo and Jordan Clark sealed all three points for Nathan Jones's men.

Along with Nottingham Forest, the Hatters have now won, drawn and lost seven games each in the Championship this season and are currently sitting 12th in the table, six points behind the playoffs and a comfortable 12 points above the relegation zone.

Luton head into Saturday's clash after losing each of their last two home league games – 1-0 against Stoke City and 2-1 against Cardiff City. The last time that they lost three consecutive matches in the EFL at Kenilworth Road was in April 2016 when they were in League Two.

Source Oliver Thomas at SportsMole
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