West Ham will be turning up at Craven Cottage in a strong bit of form having won three straight league games. That only means one thing for Fulham though. Pressure. The Cottagers are still at the foot of the table, but at least they have taken four points from their two home games under Claudio Ranieri. Can they add to that? Read our Fulham v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 11/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 11th, 2018 at 8:43 p.m.)
Fulham suffered a 4-1 defeat at Manchester United last weekend in a game in which they were really poor. Still, back at Craven Cottage, they have gone unbeaten in two. In those, they beat Southampton and picked up draw against Leicester. So they are unbeaten in their home games with Claudio Ranieri in charge so that is a positive. Overall at Craven Cottage, they are W2 D2 L3 at home this season. In those games, they have scored 10 and conceded 16. Overall home and away they have conceded an average of 2.5 goals per EPL game.
43% of their fixtures at home have gone above 4.5 goals and that’s been down to how bad their defence has been. They have the worst defensive record of all teams in the top flight currently. There has not been a single clean sheet earned by them. Both teams have scored in 71% of league games at Craven Cottage this term and Fulham have shipped in both halves of 57% of home games. Of the goals that they have come up with at home 70% of have been in the first half of matches. The Cottagers have opened the scoring in two of their seven home games.
This is the first meeting since the 2013/14 Premier League
Each of the last four meetings have produced a home win
There have been at least three goals in each of the last five meetings
Fulham have won three of their last four EPL home games against the Irons (L1)
Both teams have scored in each of the last six meetings at Craven Cottage
The Hammers took a 3-2 home win over Crystal Palace last weekend to continue their current run of great form. The victory over the Eagles took West Ham to three straight league wins. It was also their third consecutive game in having scored exactly three goals as well. In fact, the Londoners have scored at least three goals in four of their last six league games. Out on their travels this term in the top flight they have gone W2 D2 L3 and they are unbeaten in their last three away games (W1 D2).
West Ham have totalled 9 away goals, conceding 11 this season. 57% of their away games in the EPL this term have finished above the 2.5 goal line. Each of their last four league fixtures home and away have seen at least three goals in them. There has only been the one clean sheet away from home for West Ham this term. The Hammers have struck the first goal in four of seven road games this season. Four of West Ham’s six away games all season have been by a margin of two goals.
Fulham still look to have massive defensive problems which they can’t shake. The Irons have been positive enough lately to go and find some gaps and drive home three points. Our prediction for Fulham v West Ham is the away win.
13th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Red Devils stay at home for their weekend fixture after having hosted Arsenal in midweek. They get a somewhat easier looking home game as they face up to Fulham on Saturday. Will the Red Devils be able to piece things together to beat a side with the worst defensive record in the league? Fulham still have a long way to go to ease any relegation concerns. Read our Manchester United v Fulham betting tips for more.
Manchester United 2/7
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 7:41 p.m.)
Manchester United earned a 2-2 home draw against Arsenal in midweek. Twice the Red Devils had to fight back from behind to get that result. That is three drawn matches in a row for United in the league, the last two being 2-2 draws. They are winless in four league outings (D3 L1). Overall this season at home in the league United are W3 D3 L1. They have drawn their last two at Old Trafford (Crystal Palace v Arsenal). In their seven home games, United have come up with just the ten goals. Still, 71% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. They have conceded 70% of their goals at home in the second half of games.
There has been just one home clean sheet from Manchester United this season. Both teams have scored in 71% of fixtures at Old Trafford in the EPL this term. 70% of the home goals they have conceded have been after the halftime break. United have scored first in just three of their home fixtures this season. The Devils have conceded the first goal in four of their last five league games now. They have also shipped at least two goals in their last two outings as well. Just to sum up their defensive difficulties, only the current bottom five have conceded more goals than United have done this term.
The Red Devils were held to a 2-2 draw in their last EPL home game against Fulham
This will be the first meeting since the 2013/14 EPL season
Manchester United have won six of the last seven EPL games against Fulham
The Cottagers have lost nine of their last ten visits to Old Trafford in the EPL
The Cottagers picked up point in a 1-1 home draw with Leicester in midweek. Since Claudio Ranieri came in to replace Slavisa Jokanovic, the Cottagers are W1 D1 L1 with all the points in that sequence having been earned at home. Fulham are still looking for their first away win of this season in the top flight having gone D1 L7. They suffered a 2-0 loss at Chelsea in their last away game in a West London derby last weekend. They have lost all five game away against sides currently in the top six. In total, they have only come up with five away goals.
They have conceded 20 goals in eight league away games, an average of 2.5 goals per game against them. 62% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals this season, but there has been a shift because each of their last three away games have ended under the 2.5 goal line. Both teams have scored in just 38% of Fulham’s away games. The Cottagers have been trailing at the half time break in all but three of their eight away games this season. They are still on the hunt for their first clean sheet of the season (home and away combined). The Cottagers have the joint-worst away record this season in the top- flight. No team has conceded more league goals than Fulham have this season.
Both teams to score at 10/11
Manchester United to win & Both Teams To Score at 7/4
Over 2.5 goals at 8/15
* (betting odds taken on December 5th, 2018 at 5:41 pm)
It is hard to have a lot of confidence in Man Utd taking a clean sheet. So the most sensible option that we can see is Manchester United to win & both teams to score. That fits nicely with the Red Devils who are still looking unconvincing.
6th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Fulham left Stamford Bridge in the West London derby against Chelsea on the weekend empty-handed. They are two points adrift at the foot of the table heading into the midweek action. Leicester are now five unbeaten in the top flight after banking a very good home win over Watford on the weekend. Read our Fulham v Leicester betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:18 p.m.)
Fulham suffered a 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea on the weekend in a West London derby. They were spirited but lacked the final touches of quality at both ends of the pitch. That loss leaves them with just a W1 D2 L8 record in their last eleven league games. They did bank maximum points in their last home game though, beating Southampton 3-2. Over 2.5 goals is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 4:01 pm).
The Cottagers have conceded exactly two goals in each of their last three league games. They are still on the hunt for their first clean sheet of the season (home and away combined). They have posted a W2 D1 L3 record at Craven Cottage so far this term. They have tallied the nine goals in their six home games and of the struggles at the wrong end of the table, do look as if they have the scoring power to get themselves clear.
Their defence is a problem though. They have conceded an average of 2.5 goals per home game and 50% of league games at Craven Cottage this term have gone over 2.5 goals. Both teams to score is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm). Fulham haven’t taken a draw in any of their eight Premier League games. They have opened the scoring in just one home fixture so far which was in their August win over Burnley.
The last time they met was in the 2013 League Cup, the Foxes winning 4-3
They were together in the 2003/04 Premier League season
Fulham have won the last two league meetings by a 2-0 scoreline
Fulham are W2 D2 in four previous EPL games against Leicester
Both teams have scored in each of the last four meetings
It was a good 2-0 home win for Leicester over Watford on the weekend, with James Madison netting a brilliant second for them. So that result moved Leicester to W2 D3 in their last five games. Out on their travels, they are W3 D1 L3 this season so they are hit and miss. They are unbeaten in their last two away games, their last being a 1-1 draw at Brighton. Leicester are undefeated away from home against sides currently beneath them in the table and they have come up with ten goals on the road this season. They have shipped eleven in seven away games and 29% of their road games have gone above 3.5 goals.
Leicester have conceded in both of half of 43% of their away games, but they have tallied a clean sheet in 29% of road games. In the correct score market a Leicester 2-1 success is at 9/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm). They have found the back of the net in each of their away games this season so that is another positive for them. Of the ten away goals that they have scored this season, eight of them have been after the halftime break.
The Cottagers are still finding their way under Claudio Ranieri who changed systems and personnel in his second game in charge. Leicester are the more settled of the two and can find the cracks in Fulham’s defence.
4th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Blues will be looking for a big response on home soil here against their near-neighbours Fulham. Chelsea suffered their first loss of the season as Spurs tore them apart at Wembley last weekend. Fulham are still bottom of the league but collected three points last weekend in Claudio Ranieri’s first game in charge. Read our Chelsea v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 28th, 2018 at 6:40 p.m.)
The Blues took a heavy hit last weekend as they suffered a 3-1 loss against Spurs. That was their first loss this season in any competition. They are unbeaten at Stamford Bridge though still with a W4 D3 record in the Premier League this season. They have averaged over two goals per home game as well this term. 57% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals and they have scored at least two goals in five of their seven at Stamford Bridge. Their defence hasn’t quite been at it through with only the one clean sheet in their last five at the Bridge. Both teams to score is at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:38 pm)
The trend is there as both teams have scored in 71% of Chelsea’s home fixtures. They have won just one home game to nil this season in the league. The Blues have not been losing at halftime at home this season and overall this term they have averaged exactly a goal per game against them at Stamford Bridge. A Chelsea 3-1 correct score option is at 11/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:38 pm). Chelsea are the second-highest scorers in the league this season, only Man City having netted more. Only Man City and Liverpool have a better defensive record than Chelsea this season.
This will be the first meeting since the 2013/14 EPL season
Chelsea are on a three-match winning streak against Fulham
The Blues have scored at least two goals each of their last three against Fulham
Fulham have failed to score in three of their last four against Chelsea
Chelsea are unbeaten at home in 13 previous Premier League games against the Cottagers
Fulham took a nervy 3-2 home win over Southampton last weekend but it was a win that they badly needed. The victory snapped a six-match losing streak they were on. Fulham were winless in nine league outings before that success (D2 L7). Their form out on their travels though still makes for some miserable reading as it is just D1 L6. They have lost their last five games away from Craven Cottage this season. The Cottagers have conceded 18 goals in their seven away games this season. Over 2.5 goals is at 4/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:38 pm).
Fulham have scored in just one of their last five road games in the top flight. This season’s campaign has already seem them suffer a loss at four of the current top six. They have been losing at halftime in four of their seven road games as well. With that in mind a Chelsea/Chelsea halftime/fulltime option is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 5:38 pm). Fulham have the worst defensive record in the top flight and the joint worst away record. The win last weekend in what was Claudio Ranieri’s first game in charge was a massive boost. They have a massive challenge in trying to follow it up with another win.
This looks to be just the kind of game that the Blues need after their mauling by Spurs last weekend. Fulham still have major problems despite their much-needed win last weekend. Chelsea to win to nil will appeal as they have to be so much better than last time out.
28th November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Claudio Ranieri takes charge of Fulham for the first time after having come in to replace Slavisa Jokanovic at Craven Cottage. Can the Italian get some momentum started with the Cottagers who are bottom of the league? A win puts them level on points with the struggling Saints. Read our Fulham v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 19th, 2018 at 10:48 p.m.)
The Cottagers were beaten 2-0 at Anfield in their last game, although they felt a bit hard done by in that one. Still, it leaves them on a horrendous six-match losing streak in the Premier League. Their form at Craven Cottage this season has seen them go W1 D1 L3. Overall, home and away the Cottagers have produced only two points in their last nine games. They are without a goal in any of their last three. Both teams not to score is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 4:58 pm)
Across their five home games, this season Fulham have netted six goals and they have gone without a clean sheet in any league fixture so far this term. They have the worst defensive record in the top flight with 31 goals conceded in 12 games. Of the goals that they have come up with at home this season in the EPL, two-thirds of them have been in the first half of matches. As a positive for them, they have outscored Saturday’s opponents Southampton this term. Andre Schurrle has scored two of Fulham’s last three league goals.
Southampton won an FA Cup tie 1-0 at Fulham in January this year
The Saints are on a three-match winning streak against Fulham
Fulham are winless in six games against Southampton
In none of the last three meetings have both teams scored
Three of the last five top-flight meetings have ended in a draw
Southampton’s struggles continued just before the international break as they could only manage a 1-1 home draw against Watford. While it was a point, it means that they have failed to win any of their last eight league games now. The Saints are D3 L1 in their last four games. Away from St Marys Southampton are just W1 D1 L4 for the term, having netted just four goals in their six away games. They have lost three of their last four away games (D1)
Under 2.5 goals is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 4:58 pm). It is hard to see Southampton raising too much of an attacking threat against even the bottom side in the league and against the worst defensive in the top flight. At the back themselves, Southampton have conceded an average of over two goals per away game. Home and away combined Southampton have scored just two goals in their last seven league games
A win for Fulham for Claudio Ranieri’s first game in charge appeals here. They get that boost of a fresh start under a new manager and are facing a side who offer little attacking threat. Fulham to win.
21st November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This could get ugly for the visitors the way things have gone for them this season. The Cottagers are bottom of the table with their defence having had a horrendous time of things in the top flight. Liverpool will be looking to extend their unbeaten form for the season and will be heavily backed on home soil to get three points. Read our Liverpool v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 8th, 2018 at 7:56 p.m.)
Liverpool have remained unbeaten for the EPL season with a W8 D3 record now having been recorded following their 1-1 draw at Arsenal last weekend. The Reds opened the scoring in the game but couldn’t hang on. They churned out a poor performance in midweek though as they lost 2-0 at Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League, a shock result for Liverpool who beat the Serbians so comfortably at Anfield two weeks ago. Getting back to their Premier League form, Liverpool are W4 D1 L0 at Anfield this season.
The Reds have produced an average of 2.4 goals per home game this season in the Premier League and a Liverpool 2-0 correct score is at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm). There has been a decent trend of Liverpool winning both at half time and full time in four of their five home games this season in the league. They haven’t conceded a goal in the first half of any home game yet and Jurgen Klopp’s men are unbeaten in their last 26 home games in the top flight. A Liverpool/Liverpool half-time/full-time betting option is as short as 2/5 odds for the game* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm).
That’s not a bad shout and they have opened the scoring in 82% of all their league games so far this season home and away combined. They are currently running at 8 points better off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign, and that is a vast improvement. Liverpool to win to nil is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm) and that is another good option to consider as they have only conceded one goal at Anfield in the league all season plus the Reds have won three of their last four home games against Fulham without conceding.
Liverpool and Fulham haven’t met since the 2013/14 Premier League season
Liverpool are on a four-match winning streak in the EPL against Fulham
The Reds have won their last two at home against Fulham 4-0
Both teams have scored in just two of the last six EPL meetings
Liverpool are W2 D1 L1 in their last four league home games against the Cottagers
Fulham are in dire straits now. They lost 1-0 at Huddersfield in their last match moving them out to a five-match losing streak. There have been very telling defeats against Cardiff and Huddersfield which suggest Fulham are going to have a lot to do to pull this around. They start the weekend now in the bottom spot in the Premier League and they are without a goal in their last two. They still haven’t managed to earn a clean sheet this season either, conceding 16 goals in six away games in total.
Of the 16 away goals which they have conceded this season, 10 of them have been in the second half of matches. 83% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals, the Cottagers scoring five. Under 3.5 goals is at 6/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 8:20 pm). Their record out on their travels is D1 L5 and they have failed to score in exactly half of their away games. Also in half of their away games in the top flight this season, Fulham have been losing at halftime as well. This is just another tough game in a very tough season for them.
The Reds are likely to live up to their billing as favourites in this one. We have to roll with that given how bad Fulham have been. Liverpool to win to nil should be the way to go as something of a banker for Sunday.
10th November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
There is going to be a massively important three points up for grabs in this duel between two sides stuck in the Premier League drop zone. Huddersfield are rock bottom still searching for their first win of the campaign. Fulham have been punished badly at the back all season long and a loss against the Terriers could be the final straw for boss Slavisa Jokanovic. Read our Huddersfield v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 31st, 2018 at 10:39 p.m.)
There was another defeat for Huddersfield last weekend in the Premier League as they suffered a 3-0 loss at Watford. That means they have taken back to back league defeats on board and have collected just the one point from their last six games. Not too surprisingly they are bottom of the pile having collected just three points all season and they are still looking for that elusive first win of the campaign. Their home form is W1 L4 for the season and they have yet to manage to get a single home goal on the board. Both teams not to score is at 21/20* (betting odds taken on November 2nd, 2018 at 2:54 pm)
The Terriers have only produced four goals in ten games all season and have netted just once in their last four fixtures. Four of their five home games this season have gone under 2.5 goals so there is a trend there. Even Though they are taking on side who have the worst defensive in the league, under 2.5 goals is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 2nd, 2018 at 2:54 pm) and still appeals. If the Terriers could get that first win of the season it would move them off the bottom and one point ahead of Fulham. The Terriers have not earned a clean sheet in any of their last seven games. They have been trailing at half time in 70% of their matches and have also been losing at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 7 home matches
The Terriers and Fulham haven’t met since the 2016/17 Championship season
During that season, Fulham beat Huddersfield twice
Huddersfield have failed to win any of their last eleven games against Fulham
Both teams have scored in five of the last seven meetings
Fulham suffered a 3-0 loss at home against Bournemouth last weekend as once again their defence collapsed. The Cottagers have slipped into the drop zone and into a heap of trouble with a four-match losing streak going. They did have an extra game in midweek as they strangely sent out a full-strength side to face Manchester City in the EFL Cup. Fulham still lost 2-0 in the tie. Getting back to focus on the league only, Fulham have shipped at least three goals in each of their last four games. There have been over 2.5 goals netted in all but one of Fulham’s last nine Premier League fixtures.
Fulham have conceded a total of 28 goals in 10 games so far for that average of 2.8 goals per game against them. They have put together a three-match losing streak away from Craven Cottage. Their overall away form has seen them take one point from five games. As a positive though Cottagers though have averaged a goal per game away from home. A Fulham 1-0 correct score option is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 2nd, 2018 at 2:54 pm). Three of their five away goals have come in the first half of matches, while ten of the fifteen away goals conceded by them have come in the second half of their road fixtures. There’s a high probability that boss Slavisa Jokanovic will be sacked if they lose on the weekend.
Such an important game for both of these and even though Fulham crashed badly at Cardiff recently, we are backing them to get the win against a fairly toothless Huddersfield side. This could go against the grain of Fulham’s results this season and end under 2.5 goals too.
3rd November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It is clear that Fulham are going to be struggling this season as their defence is just totally there for the taking at the moment. They lost a crucial battle with Cardiff last weekend to slip down into the bottom three. Meanwhile, the Cherries continue to fly high and start the weekend in sixth place in the table. Read our Fulham v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 24th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
It was a telling defeat which Fulham suffered last weekend. They went to face Cardiff, who hadn’t won a game all season and weren’t looking a scoring threat. Fulham tanked to a heavy 4-2 defeat after opening the scoring in South Wales. Quite how boss SLavisa Jokanovic plugs the big holes that the Fulham defence has, remains a mystery. The Cottagers have now conceded twelve goals in their last three league games and are just taking a battering. Over 2.5 goals is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 3:03 pm).
Fulham’s home form reads W1 D1 L2 so far this season and they were hammered 5-1 by Arsenal in their last home game. They had taken four points from their two previous home games before that though. Fulham do have a pretty strong front line and have scored in all but two of their last eight games in the league. It’s just their defence which has been woeful. Both teams to score is at 4/9 odds* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 3:03 pm). That looks a very reasonable option for Fulham v Bournemouth betting tips. Andre Schurrle has a goal in each of Fulham’s last two games. The Cottagers have conceded ten goals in their six four home games so far.
The last time these two were together was in the 2014/15 Championship
Bournemouth won both of those meetings
The Cherries have scored seven goals in their last two against Fulham
Looking back Bournemouth are W4 D2 in their last six against the Cottagers
The Cherries are enjoying life up in the top six after picking up 0-0 draw with Southampton last weekend. That leaves them with an unbeaten W2 D1 record in their last three games. They have been really strong at home and they produced a strong win in their last away game too, destroying Watford 4-0 at Vicarage Road. That means that they are W2 L2 on their travels so are a little unpredictable. The win over Watford gave them their first away clean sheet of this season’s campaign.
A Bournemouth 2-1 correct score option is at 10/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 3:03 pm) and that appeals. At the end of the day, they should have the edge over the struggling Cottagers. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in seven of Bournemouth’s last eight away games in the Premier League. It may be worth considering Draw/Bournemouth half time/full time bet as well here as Fulham have been drawing at hal ftime and losing at full time in their last 3 matches (Premier League). That option will fetch an 11/2 quote* (betting odds taken on October 24th, 2018 at 3:03 pm).
Because the defence of Fulham is nothing short of a shambles at the moment, and the Cherries are the ones playing with a great deal of confidence, we have to have a look at the away win and both teams to score.
25th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
There will be big survival points up for grabs down in south Wales when Cardiff and Fulham meet on the weekend. The Bluebirds are stuck at the foot of the table horribly out of form. But regardless they could pull level on points with Fulham with a win. The Cottagers have the worst defensive record in the top flight so far. Read our Cardiff v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 15th, 2018 at 7:16 p.m.)
The Bluebirds have not adapted well to life in the top flight and are on a five-match losing streak at the moment. They are D2 L6 for the season so far and they have shipped at least two goals in each of those losses. Cardiff have failed to get on the scoresheet this season in five of their eight games. On each of the three occasions that they did, they lost each of those games. This is a big opportunity for them against another struggler to at least try and get something going.
Both teams not to score in this one is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 6:18 pm). Cardiff’s home form is D1 L3 and they are on a three-match losing streak on home soil, conceding ten goals in their last three in South Wales. If they let Fulham, who are fourth from bottom get away from them after this game, Cardiff, who are already favourites to get relegated are going to be in even bigger trouble.
The Cottagers are three points better off than Cardiff are and have tasted victory this season. That was back at the end of August though and they are winless in their last five (D2 L3). The problem with the Cottagers is their defence. They play an open and attractive game and like to knock the ball around nicely, but they are wide, wide open at the back. They have the worst defensive record in the top flight and have conceded at least two goals in all but one of their league outings this season.
But will the limited Cardiff attack have enough to hurt them? Under 2.5 goals is the appealing option at even money* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 6:18 pm). Both of these sides will see the importance of not suffering a loss in this one and it could be a tight scrap. Fulham’s away form is D1 L3 for the season and they have failed to score in their last two on the road, which were difficult ones at Manchester City and then Everton.
There were four points collected by Fulham last season in their Championship meetings with Cardiff including a big 4-2 win over the Bluebirds down in South Wales. Fulham are unbeaten in their last seven games against Cardiff in all competitions with a W3 D4 record on the board. Five of the last six meetings have surprisingly produced at least three goals in them. There have been thirteen goals in the last three clashes in Wales.
We are going to go with the away win here. You have two very contrasting styles but Fulham have the bigger potential of coming up with the goal, even if they are likely to get knocked around a bit. Away win.
17th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
A London derby for these two on the weekend and Fulham could badly use a win out of the clash. They start the weekend just above the drop zone with only the one win on the board so far. In contrast, Arsenal are steaming along on a big five-match winning streak and will be expected once again to deliver maxim points. Read our Fulham v Arsenal betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 3rd, 2018 at 9:14 p.m.)
The Cottagers are still trying to adjust to life in the top flight and they aren’t having a great time of it. They have just a W1 D2 L4 record on the board this season and are winless in four now (D2 L2). Three of their four league defeats for the season have been away from home, and they have collected four points from their last two home homes, beating Burnley and drawing with Watford.
Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored three of their five home games this season. So if you fancy Fulham to get on the board, he makes the most sense to back at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken from October 4th, 2018 at 4:53 pm) in the anytime goalscorer market.
The Cottagers have conceded five goals at home this season in their three matches and four of those have come in the first half of matches. They have been behind at halftime in two of their three home games which obviously is a problem.
With Arsenal expected to turn up and win at Craven Cottage then an Arsenal/Arsenal half-time/full-time bet is at 8/5 odds* (betting odds taken from October 4th, 2018 at 4:53 pm) to consider in Fulham v Arsenal betting tips. The Cottagers have yet to pick up a clean sheet this season and have been picked off far too easily. Heading into the weekend they have the joint-worst defensive record in the top flight.
The Gunners are in a nice bit of form with a five-match winning streak going on the board. Their hot scoring form has continued because they have netted at least two goals in each of their last six league fixtures. That’s a great return and their last two have been won by a 2-0 scoreline.
But because they don’t have a clean sheet on their travels yet then an Arsenal 2-1 correct score option at 8/1 has big appeal* (betting odds taken from October 4th, 2018 at 4:53 pm) in Fulham v Arsenal betting tips.
Therefore both teams to score is at 4/9 odds* (betting odds taken from October 4th, 2018 at 4:53 pm) for the fixture. The Gunners are W2 L1 this term, their defeat happening out at Chelsea in their first road game of the season. They have scored a total of seven goals in their three road games so far this term which has been great.
All of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals so there is a trend there. It has not quite happened for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang yet this season in front of goal but they are taking on a leaky defence and he is worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market.
Arsenal took back to back wins over Fulham the last time they were together in the Premier League. That was back in the 2013/14 season. The Gunners are unbeaten in four against the Cottagers in the top flight (W3 D1) and have lost just one of their last eleven. Both teams have scored in all but one of the last eight.
Given how loose Fulham have been at the back, there really doesn’t look to be an option other than backing Arsenal to win to nil. They have been scoring frequently enough to put the Cottagers to bed.
5th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting