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EFL pundit delivers clear prediction for Fulham’s encounter with Hull City

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Sky Sports EFL pundit David Prutton has suggested that Fulham will be able to maintain their positive winning and goal-scoring start to the campaign against Hull City on Saturday.

The start of the season has gone very smoothly for Marco Silva’s side who have been proving to be a very difficult team for opponents to contain throughout their opening three league matches.

Fulham might have been held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage on the opening day of the season.

However, since then they have come to life on their travels and secured an impressive 5-1 win at Huddersfield Town before beating Millwall 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Silva’s side will now be aiming to follow that up with another positive performance and result against Hull City.

That would see them earn their first home win of the campaign and with the likes of Fabio Carvalho, Harry Wilson and Aleksander Mitrovic in real form there is every chance for them to do so.

Hull City, meanwhile, have now suffered the setback of back-to-back defeats following their perfect start to the campaign when they beat Preston North End 4-1 at Deepdale on the opening day of the season.

QPR proved too good for the Tigers and managed to secure a comfortable 3-0 win, but the game was much tighter in midweek against Derby County. Grant McCann’s side then just about came out of the contest on the wrong side of the margins in a 1-0 defeat.

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Making his latest round of predictions for Sky Sports, Prutton suggested that Fulham should once again be able to prove way too strong for their opponents and come out on top with another comfortable victory. He believes they will win 3-1.

He wrote: “It’s been a good week for Fulham. A massive win at the weekend, and then a good win at Millwall in midweek that probably ended up being closer than it should have been. They won’t struggle to score goals in this league.

“Hull started the season with such a positive result, but back-to-back defeats has seen that optimism ebb away a little. This is not a good place to go to try and get back on the horse. Home win.”

The verdict

This could very well be a very difficult fixture for Hull to navigate after a difficult first week back in the Championship.

Fulham seem to be capable of ripping apart defences in the Championship right now with their key attacking players all having got off the mark in terms of goals and all looking hungry to add to their tallies at this early stage.

Hull though should not be completely discounted here, they had an excellent and enviable away record on their route to the League One title last season, and they followed that by beating Preston on their travels on the opening day of this term.

If Fulham continue to perform as they did against Huddersfield Town and in the first half at Millwall in midweek then they should probe to have too much for Hull in this one.

Having said that it might perhaps be a closer run game than a lot of people might be thinking heading into the contest.

Anything from this game would be a major bonus for Hull and would provide them with a real lift after their back-to-back defeats, but it is difficult to see them managing to pick anything up ahead of the game.


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