West Ham United are targeting a fifth win in six matches when they play host to Fulham in their next Premier League game. Ahead of this London derby, hosts Hammers are 15th with seven points while Fulham are in eighth place on 11 points. A win for West Ham could see them move to mid-table and that remains the target on the back of four wins in five games. They are coming from a 1-0 win away to Anderlecht in the Europa Conference League. That was their second clean sheet in two outings and they have only failed to score in one of the last five games. Three times in the last five matches, West Ham have scored two or more goals and new signing Gianluca Scamacca has been key in this, scoring three times in four matches.
Fulham haven’t done so well in the run up to this game. In their nine matches so far this season, they have one clean sheet only, though they’ve failed to score in only one game out of the nine. Seven times in the nine matches they’ve played, Fulham have conceded two or more goals. In their last outing they were thrashed 4-1 by Newcastle United, in a game that didn’t go their way from very early. Nathaniel Chalobah was sent off in this game and they had to replace top scorer Aleksandr Mitrovic after he sustained an ankle injury, and it means the two will be ruled out here. Fulham have four losses in their last six matches across all competitions. Both sides have scored in each of their last five matches while each of these matches have also produced over 2.5 goals.
West Ham United are coming from a midweek game away from home and there could be an element of fatigue in this game. However, they find a Fulham side that is understrength, occasioned by injuries and suspension and with their run in recent times, we will go for a win for the hosts.