Crystal Palace vs Fulham - Premier League: TV channel, team news, lineups & prediction
Crystal Palace host Fulham on Monday afternoon in a meeting between two Premier League teams loitering around mid-table.
If the fog of time hasn't washed away Fulham's spritely return to top-flight football, it may be surprising to find Crystal Palace on the same 19-point tally even after playing one match fewer. Both clubs are just three points off the Premier League's top six.
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming capital clash.
Where are Crystal Palace vs Fulham playing?
- Location: London, England
- Stadium: Selhurst Park
- Date: Monday 26 December
- Kick-off Time: 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST / 07:00 PST
- VAR: Mike Dean
- Referee: Andy Madley
Crystal Palace vs Fulham H2H Results (Last Five Games)
- Crystal Palace: 3 Wins
- Fulham: 0 Wins
- Draws: 2
Current Form (Last Five Games)
- Crystal Palace: LWWDL
- Fulham: WWDLL
How to watch Crystal Palace vs Fulham on TV and live stream
- Amazon Prime Video (UK)
- NBC Sports (United States)
- USA Network (United States)
- Peacock Premium (United States)
- fuboTV (Canada)
Crystal Palace team news
Backup goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is set to be sidelined until February after damaging his coccyx. Long-term absentees James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson travelled with the squad to Turkey for warm weather training but didn't get out of the gym.
Marc Guehi won't be available after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season against Nottingham Forest last time out.
Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Fulham
Crystal Palace Starting 11 (4-3-3): Guaita; Clyne, Andersen, Tomkins, Mitchell; Hughes, Doucoure, Eze; Olise, Edouard, Zaha.
Bench: Butland, Ward, Richards, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Ebiowei, Ayew, Gordon.
Fulham team news
The six-week hiatus hasn't been nearly long enough for Neeskens Kebano to return from a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered in November. However, Manor Solomon has made significant strides in his recovery from a knee injury which required surgery back in August.
Fulham had six players at the World Cup but only Joao Palhinha made it beyond the round of 16 - and even the combative midfielder didn't start a single match for Portugal.
Fulham predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace
Fulham Starting 11 (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha; Decordova-Reid, Pereira, Willian; Mitrovic.
Bench: Rodak, Tosin, Cairney, Vinicius, Duffy, Chalobah, James, Mbabu, Onomah.
Crystal Palace vs Fulham score prediction
No Premier League side had fewer players at the World Cup than Palace - contributing just two, both of which failed to reach the knockout stages. Patrick Vieira has been working his well-stocked squad hard, taking the hiatus as a chance for a mini but intense preseason.
Fulham's preparations - including one friendly which was refereed by the opposition manager in a bib - haven't exactly been seamless. Despite their ninth-place position, there were certainly kinks for Marco Silva to iron out during the break.
Fulham have conceded at least two goals in each of their last seven away matches, losing five of them. A fit and firing Palace have a good chance of extending Fulham's porous (and universally poor) form on the road.
Prediction: Crystal Palace 3-2 Fulham