On paper, it doesn't look like the best of starts to the season for Fulham. Occupying fifteenth place in the table, the Cottagers have lost two of their three matches at home, although closer inspection reveals defeats against Chelsea and Arsenal. The latter of these was extremely unfortunate, with Roy Hodgson's team bossing the Gunners throughout the game and a repeat performance against Hull should see the home side bank all three points. While Fulham are playing Roma on Thursday, the manager will be demanding total focus against a team who appear to be there for the taking.
Hull may have shown a reasonable degree of improvement to beat Wigan 2-1 a fortnight ago, although there's still a big question mark over their quality this season. Defensively, they look unsteady without Michael Turner at the back and it's hard to see former Cottager midfielder Jimmy Bullard making too much of an impression on his return from injury. Instead, we should expect Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu to control the midfield area and create enough chances for Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora to land Fulham victory. Best odds for the Fulham win is 1.72 at Gamebookers.
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