The Cottagers have recovered well from their shock opening loss of the new season back down in the Championship. With back to back wins, they now have some wind in their sails. But then they will be taking on Millwall who have remained undefeated in their opening three games of the campaign. Read our Fulham v Millwall betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)
The Cottagers opened with 1-0 loss out at Barnsley, not what they wanted after suffering relegation from the Premier League last season. But to their credit, Scott Parker’s men have fought back really well to take back to back wins over Blackburn and Huddersfield.
The win over Blackburn was their only home game so far with their next two league outings coming at Craven Cottage, this is a good chance for them to build some bigger momentum. Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored in Fulham’s last two games so has hit a bit of form. If they can take any positives away from their relegation at the end of last season, it was that all but one of the seven wins that they recorded the last term were at Craven Cottage.
This is the first league meeting since the 2017/18 Championship
Both teams have scored in just one of the last six league meetings
Fulham are W2 D1 L1 in four previous Championship games against Millwall
Just one of the last six league meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
It has been a strong start by Millwall with seven points from their three games so far. Considering that they only finished one place above the drop zone last season in the Championship, this has been a wonderful turn around from them. The two wins that Millwall have taken this season in the league were both at The Den.
In their one away game, they picked up a very good point out at West Brom. That’s all three of their league games this season going under 2.5 goals and Matt Smith has scored their last two Championship goals. The Lions had a tough time of things on the road in the last campaign, taking just a W3 D5 L15 record.
This should be a really good game with both teams having started so well. The impetus will all be on Fulham to come out and collect the victory. Millwall are in good enough defensive form to make him work hard for it. However, a home win still looks likely.
20th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Just last season this was a Premier League fixture. But with relegation blighting both of them at the end of the campaign, this game kicks off the Championship action for the weekend. While Fulham managed to get their first win of the season last weekend, the Terriers are still looking for their first. Read our Huddersfield v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 13th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
The Terriers opened the new season with a 1-2 loss on home soil against Derby. Not the start that they would have wanted having dropped down a tier. But they rallied themselves to some extent to collect a 1-1 draw at QPR last weekend. So at least they are off the mark. Both of the league goals that the Terriers have scored this season have been converted penalty kicks by Karlan Ahearne-Grant.
Huddersfield finish bottom of the Premier League last season, winning just three fixtures the entire campaign. Two of those three were at home (W2 D3 L14). One of them was a 1-0 success over Fulham as well, so they can at least look to that for some confidence. If you take last season into consideration it is a twelve match sequence of league games for Huddersfield now without a win (D3 L9). There may be a tough road ahead for Jan Siewert’s men this season.
The two traded 1-0 home wins last season
Fulham have won three of the last four against the Terriers
Huddersfield have won only one of the last 13 meetings
Fulham are W2 D1 from their three previous Championship visits to the John Smith’s Stadium
The Cottagers did not come out of the gates this season in winning form as was expected. They slipped to a 1-0 away loss at Barnsley. But they got themselves up and running last weekend with a comfortable 2-0 home success over Blackburn. So Scott Parker’s men are on the way and will be looking for some returns from this. Fulham remain one of the promotion favourites in the second tier for this campaign.
It was Fulham’s defence which failed them so badly in the top flight last season. They conceded a total of 81 goals. On their travels they did win just the one game which was out at Bournemouth in their penultimate road fixture of the season. After their loss at Barnsley on the opening weekend of this new season, Fulham have lost 9 of their last 10 league away games. But they do have a pretty decent run of head to head form going against the Terriers.
Fulham do have a strong squad for this Championship campaign and they look the more likely of the two to pick up a win. With both teams scoring in Huddersfield’s two games this season, we are going to plump for over 2.5 goals and the away win.
13th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Fulham got themselves off to a bad start on their drop back down to the Championship. They lost their opening game of the season out at Barnsley. They will be hoping for a bit of home cheer to come with three of their next four games at Craven Cottage. Blackburn also suffered a loss last weekend. Read our Fulham v Blackburn betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 7th, 2019 at 6:46 p.m.)
It was a 1-0 hit that the Cottagers took away from home at Barnsley last weekend. They conceded the only goal of the game in the 13th minute and they just couldn’t come up with an equaliser. The Cottagers are one of the promotion favourites in the Championship this season. They did have their chances in the game including a couple of efforts cleared off the line. But after their many defensive problems in the Premier League last season, boss Scott Parker won’t have been happy with his backline.
They were sloppy again and conceded a lot of chances. Fulham do have a good squad including Tom Cairney, Ivan Cavaleiro and Aleksandar Mitrovic. They’ll probably come good and three points on the weekend in their home opener would settle some nerves. Of the seven wins that the Cottagers earned in the Premier League last season, six of them were on home soil.
This will be the first meeting since the 2016/17 Championship
Fulham earned four points from the last two league meetings with Rovers
The Cottagers have lost just one of their last six home games against Blackburn
Four of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Rovers were a little worse off last weekend than Fulham, insomuch as they also lost, but their defeat was on home soil. Blackburn went down 2-1 against the visiting Charlton. Rovers were bottom half finishers in last season’s campaign and didn’t put together the greatest form out on the road. Their away record from the last term was W6 D5 L12 only. They won three of their last four on the road though.
You look at where they had their away struggles and it was against the better clubs. Blackburn won just one away game against teams who finished in the top twelve. Part of the reason why they struggled so much was because of a poor defence. They conceded at an average of over two goals per away game, which was in stark contrast to their home defensive record where they averaged under a goal per game against them. 74% of Blackburn’s away games last season made it over 2.5 goals.
The Cottagers should get on the gas back on home soil. They just never quite clicked on the road last weekend, their strike force not getting into the game. You would expect better from them this weekend and are taking on a Blackburn side who had some major problems away from home the last term. Home win.
8th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
This will be a fascinating clash in the Championship on Saturday. Fulham were relegated from the Championship at the end of last season. Barnsley meanwhile were battling their way to automatic promotion from League One. It will be really interesting to see who comes out as the top dog in this battle at Oakwell. Read our Barnsley v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 28th, 2019 at 1.31 p.m.)
Barnsley had such a fantastic time in League One last season, losing just two games from mid-December through to the end of the season. The Tykes did superbly at Oakwell, so they may well be confident of getting something out of this fixture. They were W15 D8 L0 last season at home in the league. It was their defence which was one of the real highlights of their season.
They banked a clean sheet in 43% of league games at Oakwell. Their pre-season is done with a W4 L1 record, the only loss happening against Sheffield United. The Tykes were pretty free-scoring in the pre-season. There has been a big shakeup in the squad with a lot of new players coming in as they look to at the very least sustain their new position in the second tier. Barnsley were only relegated from the Championship at the end of the 2017/18 season so come straight back up.
This will be the first meeting since the 2017/18 Championship
Fulham took a win in both of the meetings that season
The Tykes lead the overall head to head 31-26 with 23 draws
Barnsley are winless in six against the Cottagers (D1 L5)
So Fulham’s season in the top flight went just about as poorly as it could have gone. After such a strong season in earning automatic promotion to get up there, coupled with a big summer spending spree, so much more was expected of the Hatters in the Premier League. But they fell flat because of a shockingly poor defensive effort. The Cottagers finished second from bottom in the Championship, shipping a total of 81 goals in a W7 D5 L26 record.
They sacked Slivisa Jokanovic in November and brought in Claudio Ranieri. He was sacked in February 2019. Then Scott Parker took temporary charge until the end of the season and was then handed the job on a full-time basis. So the one positive out of that could be Parker’s appointment as he seemed as if he was starting to get the club back together a bit. There has been little action from them in the transfer market so far this summer, it’s pretty much as they were the last term.
Such a tough game to call between two teams who were so far apart in the league standings last season. Fulham don’t look as if they will have much changed about them. Barnsley were competitive last season, especially at Oakwell and it may just be worth having a look at the draw as the main option.
30th July 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Fulham have won three of their last four games including their last two fixtures at Craven Cottage. They get the chance to get one more on the board as they play host to Newcastle on the final weekend of the season. The Magpies nearly earned a point against Liverpool last weekend but still ended up losing. Regardless of what happens here, they have locked down a bottom half of the table finish. Read our Fulham v Newcastle betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 6th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)
The Cottagers suffered a 1-0 loss against Wolves last weekend, which snapped a good three-match winning streak that they had been on. The home form that the Cottagers have produced this season in the top flight is W6 D3 L9. They have the chance at making it three wins on the bounce though at Craven Cottage which they will achieve if they topple Newcastle. Their last two wins, successes against Everton and Cardiff both happened with a clean sheet. In total though they have only managed the three home clean sheets all season.
Fulham have conceded at an average of 1.8 goals per home game for the season. Of their six home success, three have been by a one-goal margin and the other three were by a two-goal margin. The Cottagers have not been involved in a league draw in any of their last eighteen played, and none in their last nine home games. Each of their last three games at Craven Cottage have ended up going under 2.5 goals. Fulham have the worst defensive record in this season top flight of all teams.
There was a 0-0 draw between them earlier this season
Fulham are W3 D1 in their last four against the Magpies
The Cottagers are on a six-match winning streak at home against Newcastle
Both teams have scored in one of the last six meetings
Newcastle almost earned a very good point at home against Liverpool last weekend, but they were denied late on in a 3-2 reverse against the Reds. That loss against the title contenders saw a three-match undefeated streak of form by Newcastle, snapped. Newcastle have not had a great time of things away from home in the top flight this season, winning just three games (W8 L7).
They have lost just one of their last four games on the road though in the top flight, which was against top six opposition in the form of Arsenal. Newcastle having tallied 14 away goals this season, an average of 0.8 per road fixture. They have opened the scoring in nine of their 18 away games this season.
Only 33% of Newcastle’s away games this season have gone over 2.5 goals. While they have been a low scoring side, their defence has actually done pretty well on their travels. Newcastle have conceded at an average of 1.3 goals per away game. Six of their seven away defeats this season happened against the current top six teams. So they have handled themselves well enough against anyone outside of the big six.
Each of the three wins that Newcastle have taken on the road have been by a one-goal margin only. Newcastle have scored 79% of their away goals in the first period of fixtures, while they have conceded 65% of their away goals after the halftime break. Only the current bottom four teams in the division have produced fewer league goals than what Newcastle have done this season.
Over 2.5 goals at 8/11
Both teams to score at 4/7
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 6th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)
It’s well worth a flutter on the home side coming up with victory in this one just because of what they have produced Craven Cottage recently. Newcastle are not going to be that interested after a huge effort against Liverpool last weekend. Back Fulham to win.
10th May 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Fulham have won their last two league games. So they are looking as if they are finishing the season in a bit of a positive mood. That could spell a bit of trouble for Cardiff though. The Bluebirds badly need a win in this one as they start the weekend four points from safety. Can they get the better of the Cottagers in a huge game? Read our Fulham v Cardiff betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 25th, 2019 at 7:36 p.m.)
So it is back to back wins for Fulham in the league having taken clean sheet victories over Bournemouth and Everton. Where was that form before they got relegated? At least it is a positive end to the term for them as they head back to the Championship. The Cottagers are W5 D3 L9 at home this season in the top flight and their last home game, they produced the 2-0 success over Everton. That snapped a four-match losing streak that the Cottagers had been on at home. Granted each of those four games were against a current top six side, in what was a devastating run of fixtures for Fulham.
The Cottagers have averaged 1.24 goals per home game this season, but they have conceded at an average of 1.9 per game. They have found the back of the net in six of their last seven league games, so that has been a big improvement from them. Fulham have managed a clean sheet in just 12% of home games this season and they have been losing at the halftime break in 9 home fixtures. The Cottagers have only opened the scoring in six home fixtures this season. Only two sides have a worst home record in the EPL than Fulham have.
Cardiff took a 4-2 home win over Fulham earlier this season
Fulham have lost only one of their last eight against Cardiff
Fulham are undefeated in four home games against the Bluebirds
Six of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The Bluebirds lost last weekend against Liverpool, which is no shame at all. They actually did well to be sitting level at the halftime break, but couldn’t stick in there for what would have been a valuable point. That is four defeats in their last five league games, the one exception being a lifeline victory out at Brighton in their last away game. Cardiff have won three times on the road this season in the top flight and two of those were against bottom-five teams. The positive for Cardiff is that they have remained unbeaten in their seven games against teams with them in the bottom five.
Cardiff are W5 D2 from those games. Overall this season the Bluebirds are W3 D2 L12 on their travels but they need to dig out another in this one. They have been a low scoring side away from home this season as they have only netted eleven goals. They have conceded at an average of 1.75 goals per away game. Less than half of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. In total Cardiff have taken a clean sheet in 24% of their road fixtures. Eight of their twelve away defeats this season in the top flight have been by a margin of at least two goals. Cardiff have been trailing at halftime in 9 of their 19 away games. They have scored 82% of their road goals in the second half of fixtures.
Cardiff actually have a good record against the sides down near the foot of the table with them. That means that they will have a chance in this one, even though Fulham have hit a bit of form. This means a lot more to the visitors. Away win.
25th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
You just never know what you are going to get from the Cherries at the moment. They powered their way to a big win last weekend snapping a three-match winless streak. Fulham snapped a long losing streak last weekend with a success too. Nothing at stake here for either. Read our Bournemouth v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 11:57 p.m.)
The Cherries banked a big 5-0 home win over Brighton in their last league game. That is just the one of two wins in their last ten Premier League games though, so they have been totally up and down and all over the place recently. They have gone without a win in any of their last four on home soil in the top flight though with a D2 L2 record there. That has left their home record at W7 D5 L5 this season in the Premier League where they have averaged 1.7 goals per game. Of their home losses, four of the five have been against the Big Six in the division.
65% of games at the Vitality Stadium have gone over 2.5 goals this season and while Bournemouth have taken a clean sheet in 29% of home fixtures, they have none in their last four at home. Five of their seven home wins record this season have been by a margin of at least two goals. The Cherries have opened the scoring in 10 of their 17 away games and in terms of goalscoring output, only the Big Six have produced more goals in the Premier League than Bournemouth have done. It all depends on if their defence decides to show up or not.
Bournemouth were 3-0 winners over Fulham earlier this season
The Cherries are on a three-match winning streak against the Cottagers
Fulham are winless in their last three visits to Bournemouth
The Cherries have scored ten goals in their last three against Fulham
The Cottagers produced a shock 2-0 home win over Everton last weekend. That snapped a nine-match losing streak of form that they had been on, which has already seen them suffer relegation. The Cottagers still have not won an away game this season though, having picked up a W0 D2 L15 record on their travels. Part of the problem has been putting the ball in the back of the net, which they have done just the eleven times on the road.
The other part of the problem is their defence which has kept just one clean sheet all term. 65% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Of their fifteen away losses this season only two of them have been by a one-goal margin. They have not earned ac elan sheet in any of their last seven on the road this season and Fulham have been losing at the halftime break in 12 of their 17 road fixtures. They do have the worst away record in his season’s top flight with just those two points and they have conceded more goals than any other team.
Fulham had a good weekend last time out, and they may get their chances in this one. Bournemouth are unpredictable but they do have pretty good scoring form at home this season. It may be enough to get them three points.
18th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cottagers are down and out already, while Everton have put together a last spurt of form to try and challenge for a top-seven finish. The Toffees head back into action on a three-match winning streak in the top flight. With Fulham’s fight gone, will the Toffees extend their winning touch? Read our Fulham v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 9th, 2019 at 11:32 p.m.)
Fulham will be playing in the Championship next season and there have been no real signs that they are going to finish this season on any kind of positive note. They are currently on a nine-match losing streak in the Premier League and they have lost their last four at Craven Cottage as well. In their last fixture, they made a trip to Vicarage Road on to face Watford and suffered a 4-1 defeat. The home form of Fulham this season reads W4 D3 L9 and all four of those victories have been against sides who are currently sat inside the bottom seven in the Premier League.
Fulham have scored 19 goals this season at home but they have conceded at an average of exactly 2 goals per home game. Five of their last six home fixtures have made it over 2.5 goals. Fulham have managed to take a clean sheet in just one home fixture all season which was in a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield at the end of December. Fulham have not earned a clean sheet in any of their last 13 Premier League games, home and away they have not been involved in a draw in 14. The Cottagers have conceded at least two goals in each of their last 13 top-flight fixtures.
Everton took a 3-0 home win over Fulham in September
The Toffees are on a three-match winning streak against Fulham
Both teams have scored in three of the last four meetings
Fulham are winless in their last four EPL home games against Everton (D2 L2)
Everton are on an upswing of form at the moment with a three-match winning streak going. Within that sequence, they have taken home victories over Chelsea and Arsenal. The last time out on the road they produced a 2-0 victory at West Ham which leaves them with two wins in their last three on the road (L1). Everton’s overall away record this season is W5 D3 L8 which is nothing particularly special. Three of those five away wins have appeared in their last five road fixtures.
Everton have averaged 1.4 goals per away game while they have conceded at an average 1.3. The Toffees have earned a clean sheet in 25% of their road fixtures this season. Overall home and away they have banked a clean sheet in five of their last six played now so they have tightened up dramatically. Each of their last three away wins have been with a clean sheet as well. Everton have conceded 76% of their away goals in the second period of fixtures this season. They have been level at the halftime break in nine of their 16 road games.
This could be an exciting open game. Everton have come into form while Fulham haven’t done a bad job of putting the ball in the back of the net at home recently. Everton to win & both teams to score looks a good fit.
10th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Watford fell to a defeat at Old Trafford against Manchester United on the weekend but gave a really good account of themselves. It was a positive display that they put in and should get an easier time of things in midweek. Fulham will be relegated with a loss at Vicarage Road. Can they keep their Premier League life alive? Read our Watford v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 31st, 2019 at 4:16 p.m.)
The Hornets produced a fine display at Old Trafford, taking the game to the Red Devils before conceding just before the half hour to a counter attack. Watford had dominated things up until then. They ended up losing 2-1 with Abdoulaye Doucoure getting a late consolation. Back at home Watford are W7 D2 L5 this season, having tallied 19 goals in their campaign at Vicarage Road. They have conceded 19 goals at home also. Four of their five defeats on home soil this season have been against top-six sides.
71% of league games this season at Vicarage Road have gone over 2.5 goals, with Watford taking a clean sheet in 29% of their home games. They are on a two-match winning streak at home, undefeated in their last four there. So they are shaping up well. They have only conceded the one goal in their last three home fixtures. 68% of their home goals scored have come in the second half of fixtures. Each of their last five games, home and away in the top flight have gone over 2.5 goals.
There was a 1-1 draw between them at Craven Cottage in September
Watford are undefeated in their last five against Fulham
Watford are undefeated in their last three at home against the Cottagers
Both teams have scored in one of the last four meetings
The Cottagers will be relegated if they lose this midweek game. They are now on an eight-match losing streak in the top flight, after suffering a 2-0 home defeat against Manchester City on the weekend. Fulham failed to get a single shot on target in the match. The Cottagers on a six-match losing streak on their travels, scoring just the ten goals all season away from Craven Cottage. They have failed to keep things tight at the back with only one clean sheet away from home and an average of 2.5 goals against.
62% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Only two of their fourteen away losses have been by just a one-goal margin. The Cottagers have been trailing at the half time break in 9 of their home games this season. Fulham have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last twelve Premier League games now, and in fact, they have conceded at least two goals in each of their last dozen. Fulham have the worst defensive record in the top flight this season and the worst away record too, going only D2 L14 on their travels.
All signs point to a home win in this one, with Watford looking in pretty positive shape at the moment. Fulham are almost down and out, and their lifeline is likely to be cut in this one. Because the Cottagers have to try and rally, it’s worth back a home win with both teams to score.
31st March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Fulham still cannot initiate a change of fortunes and now go back into league action fourteen points from safety. This is another tough game for them to facing now as they welcome the reigning champions. Manchester City will be looking to extend their big league winning streak. Read our Fulham v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 1/7
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 24th, 2019 at 10:18 p.m.)
The Cottagers lost 2-1 against Liverpool at home in their last league game, giving a decent account of themselves. In their last three home games they have suffered losses against Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool and now with Man City to come, this is such a tough run of fixtures for them. Fulham are at W4 D3 L8 for the season on home soil. Their last home victory was against Brighton back at the end of January.
Fulham have scored 19 and they have conceded at an average of two goals per game exactly. 60% of league fixtures at Craven Cottage have gone over 2.5 goals. The Cottagers have only managed the one home clean sheet this season. Both teams have scored in four for their last five games, but Fulham are currently on a seven-match losing streak. They have lost ten of their last eleven Premier League games (W1).
Manchester City won 3-0 at home over Fulham in September
The Citizens are on a seven-match winning streak against Fulham
The Cottagers have failed to win any of their last 13 against the Citizens
Fulham have not scored in their last five trips to Man City (all competitions)
Man City are on a six-match winning streak in the league. With Liverpool playing Sunday, the Citizens will go back top on Saturday if they win this. They will still have a game in hand over the Reds at the end of the weekend as well. Manchester City are W9 D2 L3 on their league travels this season and they have won all three games away from home against sides currently sat in the bottom six. City scored at least three goals in each of those games.
The Citizens have won their last two away games, both with clean sheets at Everton and Bournemouth. They have produced a total of 26 goals in their fourteen away games and have conceded just the nine. Only 50% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals, City earning a clean sheet in 57% of their road games. Manchester City have been leading at the break in 9 of their 14 away games. Man City are on a 14 match scoring streak, home and away. They have scored 62% of their away goals in the first half of matches.
City have eased themselves through away games against sides near the foot of the table. This may be the easiest of them all with Fulham’s leaky defence. Manchester City to win to nil looks a good fit.
25th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting