Fulham vs. Liverpool: Date, Time, Live Stream and Preview

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IFebruary 12, 2014

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool competes with Steve Sidwell of Fulham on his way to scoring the fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield on November 9, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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With Fulham's troubling penchant to allow goals in bunches and Liverpool's fondness for scoring, this match could get ugly in a hurry.

Liverpool will step onto the Craven Cottage pitch having scored the second-most goals in the Premier League this year. Their 65 scores has them trailing Manchester City by three, and no other team is close. 

Meanwhile, Fulham have allowed 55 goals. That is 11 more than the second-most porous unit, Cardiff City, and Cardiff have played one more match than the Cottagers. 

The first time these two met this league year came on Nov. 9. Liverpool, playing at home, won easily, 4-0. There isn't much reason to expect much difference this time around. 

Liverpool looked like the class of the Premier League their last time on the pitch. They trounced Arsenal, 5-1. 

Fulham, on the other hand, had a strong effort with a 2-2 draw with Manchester United their last time on the pitch. That, however, was the first time they had scored in a league match since Jan. 11, and that came in a 1-4 loss to Sunderland. 


When: Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. ET (8 p.m. GMT)

Where: Craven Cottage, London

Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra


Odds (via Bovada)

Fulham: +650

Draw: +375

Liverpool: -240


Key Storyline: Can Liverpool Keep Momentum Rolling? 

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As I mentioned above, Liverpool made easy work of Arsenal. The match wasn't ever close, as Brendan Rodgers' men dumped in four goals in the opening 20 minutes.

The Reds will know that if they win this match, they will end the week no worse than five points off the table lead.

Liverpool is in great form and looks ready not only to stay in the top four, but also perhaps to make a charge up the table.

Rodgers certainly has made his imprint on this team: 

Of course, this is not new territory for the Reds. It wasn't that long ago when they stole the top spot from Arsenal only to give it back the very next week and then slump down the table. Liverpool have finally regained some momentum. Now they have to see if they can build on that.  

The Reds should be able to make easy work of Fulham. If they don't, it would be foolish to expect them to make a real run for the top of the table.  


Prediction: Fulham 0-4 Liverpool

I don't see any reason to think Fulham can make a match of this. Liverpool is in better form.

On top of that, the Reds have won their last three matches against the Cottagers. In those three games, Liverpool notched 11 goals. They will continue at that pace.