Fulham v Dnipro – Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds – Europa League – 18 August 2011
Fulham continue their UEFA Europa League qualifying with a first leg home fixture against Ukrainian side FC Dnipro. The match will take place at Craven Cottage in London, England on Thursday, August 18, 2011. Kickoff is scheduled for 19:30 BST (UK time), 20:30 CET (Central Europe), and 14:30 EST (USA Eastern).
Fulham v Dnipro TV Listings
It will not be televised but is available at the links on the bottom of this page.
Fulham v Dnipro Preview
Fulham manager Martin Jol
“RNK Split were a good side but FC Dnipro is a different kettle of fish.” “We always focus on the positives and I believe we’re good enough to reach the group stage of the competition, but first we have to show we can score goals.
“We’re always confident and we need a good result on Thursday night because they’re a strong team at home. They’re a good team who are probably the third best team in their league, which is very strong.
“Every year there are four or five clubs that are amongst the favourites to win the competition. We are not amongst the favourites this year, but we weren’t when we reached the Final two years ago, so anything can happen.
“For me the main thing is to get through to the Group Stage of the competition.”
“Simon Davies and Bjorn Helge Riise will not be available on Thursday night.” “Everyone else is available for selection.”
Dnipro manager Juande Ramos
“It really is not up to coaches to decide the future of their career,” he said.
“We’re all professionals here and only clubs can make the decision of who they want to keep and who they want to send out.
“Really, it is not up to us. It really is up to the clubs.”
Dnipro player Nikola Kalinic
“It’s very pleasant to know that our supporters and fans expect victory from us.”
“We hope to be able to secure the victory against Fulham and hope the game is only the beginning.”
|Goals||Andrew Johnson 3|
|Assists||Damien Duff 2|
|Yellows||Steve Sidwell 2|
Fulham v Dnipro Prediction
Fulham wins 2-0
Fulham v Dnipro Betting Odds
Fulham win – 8/13
Draw – 5/2
Dnipro win – 4/1