Preview: Fulham vs. Rotherham United - FA Cup Third Round Fixture

Fulham vs. Rotherham United Preview FA Cup – Prediction, Team news, Lineups

Fulham enters their FA Cup third-round clash with Rotherham United at Craven Cottage after securing an impressive Premier League win against Arsenal, aiming to build on their recent form.

Meanwhile, Rotherham seeks to cause an upset and break their streak of third-round eliminations.

Match Preview

Fulham’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal on New Year’s Eve marked their first win against the Gunners since February 2012, ending an 11-game winless streak.

Marco Silva’s side sits 13th in the Premier League table and aims to carry this momentum into the FA Cup tie against Rotherham.

Although they have their sights set on an EFL Cup semi-final clash with Liverpool, Silva intends to guide Fulham past the third round.

Rotherham, under Leam Richardson, are on a three-match unbeaten streak in the Championship, demonstrating resilience with recent draws against Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers.

However, the team is currently struggling at the bottom of the Championship and looks to convert their draws into victories.

They aspire to avoid a sixth consecutive third-round exit in the FA Cup and achieve their first fourth-round appearance since 2001-02.

Team News

Fulham will miss Bassey, Iwobi, and Ballo-Toure, away on international duty for the Africa Cup of Nations. Ream and Traore continue their recovery from injuries.

Silva is expected to rotate the squad, considering the upcoming Liverpool clash, with players like Rodak, Diop, Reed, Lukic, and Muniz in contention for starts.

Rotherham faces injury concerns with Peltier, Blackett, Humphreys, Hall, Onyedinma, Green, and Ferguson sidelined.

Richardson might stick to a defensive setup with Morrison, Odoffin, and Revan in a backline of five, while Hugill eyes a starting spot upfront.

Predicted Lineups

Fulham: (4-2-3-1)

Rodak;

Tete, Adarabioyo, Diop, Robinson;

Lukic, Reed;

Wilson, Pereira, Decordova-Reid;

Muniz

Rotherham United: (5-3-2)

Johansson;

Lembikisa, Odoffin, Morrison, Revan, Bramall;

Rathbone, Tiehi, Clucas;

Hugill, Nombe

Prediction: Fulham 2-0 Rotherham United

Fulham is anticipated to dominate, benefitting from their top-flight experience and potential squad rotation. While Rotherham aims to put up a resilient defense, Fulham’s quality should secure them a comfortable win in front of their home fans at Craven Cottage.

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