All to play for at Craven Cottage

All to play for at Craven Cottage

Fulham will look to confirm their place in the Premier League for the 2022-23 campaign when they face Preston North End in the Championship on Tuesday evening (Fulham 4/11, Draw 9/2, Preston 15/2 – Match Result).

The Cottagers had the chance to seal automatic promotion on Friday, but they lost 2-1 at Derby County.

Marco Silva’s side (7/4 to win and both teams to score) will be guaranteed a top-two finish if they beat Preston, while they look in prime position to lift the league title, thanks to their 10-point cushion over third-placed Huddersfield Town.

Fulham have lost their last two games in the second tier, while Preston will arrive at Craven Cottage on the back of a three-match unbeaten run.

Rather than dwell on what could have been, Fulham forward Fabio Carvalho says his side are desperate to set the record straight.

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He told the club’s official website: “We deserve it, and the fans deserve it. We’re going to get there; eventually, we just need to make sure we stay positive.

“That’s our mentality, and one thing we’ve done excellently this year is, when things haven’t gone our way, our bouncebackability has been spot on, and I’m sure we’ll bounce back again.”

Fulham’s Terence Kongolo will play no part in Tuesday’s clash due to injury, while Antonee Robinson is looking to return to the starting XI.

Preston’s Emil Riis Jakobsen may return to the bench after recovering from injury, but Isaiah Brown and Tom Barkhuizen will miss out.

The Lilywhites are 15th in the table as it stands, and they will hope to frustrate the league leaders for a second time this season, with the first meeting between the pair having ended in a 1-1 draw back in November.

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Author: Lucille White