Fulham are winless in their last six league meetings with Brighton, losing five before a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture in September.
Brighton have won their last three visits to Craven Cottage against Fulham in league competition, scoring exactly twice each time.
Fulham have lost their last three Premier League games, including the last two having scored the first goal. Only four teams have ever lost three in a row after opening the scoring in Premier League history (Blackburn April 2007, Sunderland February 2011, Wolves April 2012 and Leicester December 2014).
Brighton have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 Premier League games (W3 D3 L7), in a 1-0 home win against Everton in December.
No side has dropped more points from winning positions than Fulham in the Premier League this season (15, level with Southampton). 10 of those points have been in the 11 games since Claudio Ranieri took charge, more than any other side in that time.
Brighton have won just one of their last 10 top-flight games in London (D2 L7), a 3-0 win at West Ham in October 2017.
Just 25% of Brighton’s Premier League wins have come in away games (4/16) – only Swindon (20%) and Fulham themselves (24.8%) have a lower ratio of their Premier League victories on the road.
This is a must-win game for Fulham. If they don’t then you can almost turn the lights out on their bid to stay in the top-flight.
Brighton are no the best away from home so I can see Claudio Ranieri’s side edging this one.
PAUL PREDICTS: 1-0