Fulham’s last four Barclays Premier League away matches have finished in goalless draws – and boss Roy Hodgson would happily accept a fifth at Upton Park on Sunday.
The Cottagers travel to West Ham looking to equal a club-record 10 Premier League games without defeat with their excellent run of form establishing them in the top half of the table.
Goals have been hard to come by on the road but Hodgson would happily grind out a point against a side that is also enjoying a purple patch.
“We’d take a goalless draw again. West Ham are doing very well. They’re close to the top of the form table, above us,” he said.
“We’ve lost our last three games against West Ham but in each of those I think we’ve been on a par with them, or even slightly better.
“Hopefully this time the gods will be kinder on us when it comes to refereeing decisions.
“Two of the defeats rankled because we deserved a lot more and they were defeats at a time when a point would have been very important to us.
“We do feel that if there’s any evening-up it will be for us and not them. West Ham have been unlucky opponents for us.”