Fulham may struggle, but relegation unlikely

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Our pundits predict that Fulham won't have any relegation worries this season, but the team will still have its difficult moments.

With the Premier League season just one week away, 13 of our football pundits have put their heads together to give you a comprehensive set of predictions.

Each pundit predicted where each Premier League club will finish the season, with 20 points for the club predicted to finish 1st, down to 1 point for the club finishing bottom.

We then added up all the points and:

Verdict Fulham will finish in 15th

Highest prediction: 10th / Lowest prediction: 17th

2013/14 Premier League final table predictions

Lewis Doe: 10th - Martin Jol has had a big summer clear out, getting rid of several players who were integral to the squad last season. He’s injected a little bit of youth, retained the more important players and his teams always play very efficient football which could make them difficult to beat, especially at Craven Cottage.

Gareth McKnight: 10th - Solid outfit that should be pushing for top-half finish. Martin Jol has an extra season under his belt there, and they will most likely sign a few more players as they have new owners.

Alan Dawson: 11th - Martin’s summer Jol-iday has had a great ray of sun beat down on it as the Dutchman basks in the delight of signing key goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg. They will be solid at the back, and fairly dependable up top with Dimitar Berbatov.

Jamie Allen: 12th - An improvement on last year, some good signings during the window but not enough for a top half place.

Nick Harris: 13th - Key additions this summer sees Fulham’s back five in rude health, and if they sign another striker to play with the irrepressible Dimitar Berbatov, they should finish well clear of the relegation zone.

Callum Farrell: 14th - Fulham have become too reliant of Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov and this limits the success they can enjoy. No spectacular signings this summer, but Maarten Stekelenburg looks like a good replacement for Mark Schwarzer.

Jenny Leigh: 14th - Jol has bought wisely, and I think they’ll be tighter and more organized at the back but I still see them over-reliant on Berbatov and lacking real bite to their bark.

Ian Bolland: 15th - Fulham will have their usual mid-table season, though will probably flirt with the bottom more than they have done of late.

Vic Daniels: 15th - On the fringes of the relegation battle, but the experience of Martin Jol should seen them pick up enough points to survive (provided they don't sign Darren Bent).

Dan Coombs: 16th - Fulham won't have any relegation worries, but it won't be a successful season either. This will be another transitional year - until new owner Shad Khan begins to shake things up next year.

Graham Morris: 16th - The new owner doesn't appear to be one to flash the cash, so unless there's a last minute splurge expect Fulham to be saved once again by the fact that there's enough teams worse than them to fill the three relegation slots.

Vincent Ralph: 16th - In an ever-improving league Fulham are beginning to fall short. The signing of goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg is an outstanding piece of business, but in light of the sides around them, I can't see Martin Jol’s side doing much apart from surviving.

Mathew Nash: 17th - The club have been cute in the market, but now they have signed a divisive player like Adel Taarabt, I just see them struggling this year. I do think the relegation fight is going to be very tight this year however - with only a few points in it…and Fulham should be just safe.

2013/14 Premier League final table predictions

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