Fulham vs Arsenal | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
High-flying Gunners are off to Craven Cottage in search for their eighth consecutive win, which would slam most of the pundits who were underestimating Arsenal after a bad start. Fulham wants to surprise the big rival, and take at least one point from this match, which would be precious in their relegation battle.
Arsenal defeated Watford last week at Emirates, after a fierce and close battle. In the end, 2:0, with both goals scored in the late part of the second half. Meanwhile, Fulham was demolished in Liverpool, where they lost to Everton with 3:0. It was a true lesson for them, which will not be forgotten soon.
The Cottagers are going up and down. And that is not so odd for a team who entered the Premier League this season, as they still adjust to the standards of this competitions. However, they didn’t win in the latest three in the Premiership. Sure, the opponents were tough, (Man City, Watford, and Everton), but they need to start collecting points soon enough, in order to stay at a safe distance from the red zone. Fulham lost the opening match at home to Crystal Palace, 0:2, but after that, they defeated Burnley and took one point versus Watford, which brought them the majority of their five points so far. The absolute leader of this team is Aleksandar Mitrovic who scored 5 of Fulham’s 8 goals this year, and the Serb will be the main problem for Arsenal’s fragile defense.
Unai Emery had a slow start, and most of the fans and experts were predicting his quick departure from North London. But, it seems that they were wrong. Arsenal has 7 triumphs in a row, and even though neither of them was against a rival from the upper part of the table, this is something which boosted their morale and brought them back into the title race. At least for the moment. Now, what is really impressive is the way their offense performed during that run. In all victories, Arsenal netted at least twice, and not only that; they could have done it even better if there were just a little bit more concentrated. That especially refers to Aubameyang and Lacazette. After four games at home, this is the first one outside Emirates, and it will be a local derby which should be a solid challenge for Emery’s boys, who played matches with over 2.5 goals six times in nine games this season. The figures are the same for both teams to score.
Latest Team News
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ruled out for this one. Adam Lallana and Divock Origi are likely to miss the game, while the medical staff is doing everything to recover Naby Keita who got injured in Italy. Now Citizens have certain issues with injuries. Benjamin Mendy, Eliaquim Mangala, Fabian Delph, and Claudio Bravo are not available. The same story is with the leader of this squad Kevin de Bryne. The only bright spot is the recovery of Ilkay Gundogan, who had a minor problem in Germany.
Arsenal has a massive advantage in direct meetings, as they won 37 times so far throughout history. Fulham did that only eight times, while 10 times we haven’t seen a winner.
Odds and Predictions
The guests are favorites in this one, and their win is valued at 1.65. Fulham’s triumph will multiply your stake five times, and a draw is 4.50.
Fulham vs Arsenal | Top Betting Tip: Arsenal (1-2)
Fulham is much better when playing at home, but that is not going to save Slavis Jokanovic’s boys in this one. Arsenal is a better team, with more talented individuals in every position on the side, and what is most important, they are looking exquisite recently. We predict their win, but that doesn’t mean that Fulham won’t show a good resistance. Arsenal’s defense is a bit shaky, and we all see that the offense is covering up their mistakes. It is why we believe that there will be an efficient match at Craven Cottage, not only with over 2.5 goals but also with both teams to score. In the end, Fulham – Arsenal 1:2.