Sunday, April 08, 2007

Craven Cottage Awaits...

Current Relegation Odds (William Hill, through April 7 matches):

Watford: 1/500
West Ham: 4/9
Sheffield United: 4/6
Charlton: 10/11
Wigan: 5/2
Fulham: 9/1
City: 25/1

Chris Coleman has stated he feels Fulham need two more wins to be safe. Cookie felt that his side played much better at Goodison than the 4-1 Good Friday result indicated. While the Cottagers have been shocking away from home, their Craven Cottage record is respectable (6-6-4, +1 Goal Differential). I for one am nervous about this fixture, as Fulham will be the much more desperate side...they haven't won since February 3, and have to consider themselves firmly part of the relegation battle at this point.

Good news for City supporters in the US: the Fulham match will be televised live on Fox Soccer Channel. Bad news: Monday is a workday for most Americans, consequently the match is at an inconvenient window of time for us (10:00 AM Eastern/7:00 AM Pacific).

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Kartik said...

Looking forward to tomorrow's game. It's one of two matches all year where I root against Fulham and their American contingent. Mpenza's work rate was amazing against Charlton even though he failed to score. I predict he'll get a goal Monday.

Kartik said...

I should also mention that the two ex-City players making their MLS debuts last night had mixed results. Claudio Reyna created one good opportunity and was otherwise looking slow and out of the flow of the game. Ronald Watterhaus kept a clean sheet and Red Bull NY drew with Columbus nill nill.

Anonymous said...

5-2 surely, i'm running out of games!