Swansea vs Fulham – Match preview and prediction

The Liberty Stadium plays host to a game with a draw written all over it as flamboyant Swansea City host determined Fulham.

Swansea are without midfielder Joe Allen through suspension, so Wayne Routledge is expected to replace him. Danny Graham was a notable absentee from the 4-2 defeat against Blackburn last weekend, but should be back from an Achilles problem. Swansea were poor against struggling Rovers and manager Brendan Rodgers will look to address their problems. The Swans have only won once in seven outings and face a difficult Christmas period, travelling to Newcastle and Everton before the 25th of December.

Fulham recorded a marvellous 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Craven Cottage on Monday night and they will be keen to keep their good run going. Danny Murphy is available after recovering from an ankle knock and Simon Davies could accompany him in midfield following return from a long-term knee injury. Damien Duff is a definite absentee as well as defender Chris Baird. Martin Jol’s side are unbeaten in their last three on the road and have been resilient and steely under the Dutchman. The big story for the Cottagers pre-game is the reported dropping of Bobby Zamora from the squad to travel to South Wales.

Both sides have kept six clean sheets so far this season and praise has to go to goalkeepers Michel Vorm and Mark Schwarzer. The game could be a 0-0 draw with both goalkeepers in good form.

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