SOU Vs FUL Dream11 Team Predictions: Carabao Cup resumes service with the second round seeing Premier League’s Southampton face off against Fulham.
After suffering two straight defeats, life in the newest installment of the Premier League couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start for Southampton. However after finally overturning that aberration in the previous encounter, the side will be looking to be on top of Fulham when the two sides square off against each other today.
Defeating 10 men Brighton in their previous encounter, Southampton saw their 2-0 win give them their first points of the ongoing Premier League season. It helped them break free of a horrid run of results, one which involved a 3-0 trouncing by Burnley and a 2-1 defeat by Liverpool. Up against Fulham today, the agenda for the side is to put on another scintillating performance and make it two wins on the bounce for the first time.
Elsewhere, relegated from the Premier League in the previous campaign, Fulham who are currently playing in the Championship enter today’s clash having being defeated in their previous encounter. The 2-1 result which went against them saw their three match winning spree be curtailed, a result which the side will be looking to correct when they meet an opponent all too familiar with.
After enduring a horrid 2018-19 campaign in the Premier League, Fulham currently find themselves in 5th place in the Championship, looking to start life in the footballing fraternity afresh as they look to rectify the mistakes of last year. With over 100 million pumped into their squad in the previous season, the side have a bunch of worldclass, exceptional performers, names who’ll be looking to emulate the heroics of 2017-18 for the outfit.
When these sides had met in the Premier league in the previous campaign, both had managed to win the one match each with Southampton dominating in their 2-0 win while Fulham’s 3-2 triumph was an edge of the seat thriller. With Southampton bound to make some changes for this contest, this match promises to be another humdinger, one which could easily be a high scoring one given the players at either’s disposal.
What Southampton have over Fulham though is a better backline, one which should see them stifle a slew of their attacks and implore the side into a win today.
Probable Playing 11
- Denis Odoi is ruled out for Fulham due to an ongoing knee injury while Harrison Reed is out for this clash after being on loan from Southampton.
- Sam Mc Queen continues to stay out for Southampton with the player sidelined upto October due to a severe injury.
Bettinelli (GK), Sessegnon, Mawson, Ream, Bryan, Cairney, Donald, Johansen, Knockkaert, Kamara, Cavaleriro
McCarthy (GK), Valery, Soares, Yoshida, Danso, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Armstrong, Redmond, Adams, Djenepo
Match: Fulham Vs Southampton Second Round
Date And Time: 28th August, Wednesday- 12:15am IST
Venue: St. James’ Park, Newcastle
- Bettinelli, Bryan, Cairney, Kamara
- Valery, Soares, Danso, Djenepo
Dream 11 Picks
We are going in with Fulham’s shot stopper, Marcus Bettinelli. While Southampton could look to change their goal-keeper for this one, Bettinelli is assured a playing spot in his side and given the shots he’s bound to encounter, he becomes a nice little pick for us.
With Southampton struggling to keep a cleansheet in this encounter and Fulham faltering in their bid to do the same, a cleansheet looks improbable today. This should be clash where either side look to outscore the other, a goals galore one, seeing us opt for the attack minded picks, players who’ll meticulously maraud their way down the pitch for their side.
And staying true to this narrative, we have gone in with Kevin Danso and Yan Valery from Southampton while its fullback, Joe Bryan who enters our side from Fulham.
After scoring a goal in the previous encounter for his side, Moussa Djenepo is bound to get his first start for Southampton today, seeing us pick out the striker instantly from the side. Also, at just 8 credits and selected by a mere 9% of people, he makes for excellent value, someone who could act as a real difference maker to our side today.
Stuart Armstrong comes in as well while from Fulham we have Tom Cairney and Stefan Johansen. Cairney in CAM is someone the side will depend on for providing flawless service to the attack force, making him an indispensible player for the side.
The most tricky depart for us to craft given the likelihood of several names being named as substitutes for this one with both these sides having weekend matches to play in their respective names, we have gone ahead with names most likely bound to feature for their sides. Che Adams comes into our playing 11 from Southampton while with a goal in his previous two matches, we have selected Aleksandr Mitrovic from Fulham along with Abubakar Kamara.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Djenepo is our captain for today while Mitrovic is selected as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the footballing fraternity over the course of the last year and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.