A Lawro speaks :-
Southampton v Fulham
Fulham’s defeat by West Ham on Friday could have been a very different story if the referee had spotted Javier Hernandez’s handball as he scored the Hammers’ equaliser.
A lot of people moan about VAR, and it is by no means perfect, but that is the kind of incident where it will help the officials get the decision right. As things are, the goal stood - and it changed the game.
Some of Fulham’s problems are of their own making, though, and they fell apart defensively after that.
They were abysmal at the back and, on that evidence alone, I have to go with a Southampton win here.
The Saints’ revival under Ralph Hasenhuttl has hit the buffers a bit in the last few weeks, and this is the biggest game of their season - there is no doubt about that.
Lawro’s prediction: 2-1
Tom’s prediction: I would like to think that Southampton are going to win this, and it is probably not going to be pretty. 1-0
- are a disaster of a team, no heart, no spine, no passion are going to stroll to an easy victory under the Tinkerman, by 2+ goals
- rule the possession stats but a lack of striker hits them where it hurts, sneak a goal and then hang on. by 1 goal
- bore draw
- score draw
- hear that @PhilippineSaint is attending and turn on the magic, they brush a hapless aside, by 2+ goals
- rule the possession stats but a lack of striker hits them where it hurts, :they do however sneak a goal and then hang on to win by that solitary, lonely goal
- wot @Barry-sanchez says
- wot Bertie says