Fulham FC
Fulham FC
VS
Arsenal FC
Arsenal FC
England
England
Premier League
12.09.2020
13:30
Ended
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MATCH ABOUT TO START
Craven Cottage
London

Betting tips & odds comparison 12.09.2020 Fulham FC - Arsenal FC

Betting Tip for matchday 1 of the 2020/2021 Premier League between Fulham FC and Arsenal FC. The game will be played at Craven Cottage (London, England) on 12.09.2020 at 13:30.

Fulham v Arsenal, EPL

The opening match of the 2020/21 EPL season takes place at Craven Cottage as newly-promoted Fulham hosts their fellow Londoners Arsenal in Saturday’s early kickoff.

FULHAM

Fulham earned promotion back to the Premier League thanks to terrific 2-1 victory over Brentford in the Championship playoff match. Defender Joe Bryan double strike in extra time gave them the edge of their highly fancied opponents who up until that playoff had been playing some of the best football in the Championship.

There’s lots of work to do though for them to remain competitive in the top flight. Unlike in 2018 where they went on a spending spree after promotion but ended up signing flops and ultimately went down again that season, coach Scott Parker has done well to keep their key players like Championship top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic.

ARSENAL

Even though last season’s 8th place finish for Arsenal left a bitter taste in the mouth of their supporters, they come into this season with an air of optimism given the signs of a revival they’ve shown under coach Mikel Arteta who came in to steady the ship following a string of disappointing results under former coach Unai Emery. They beat Man City and Chelsea in the semi-finals and finals of the FA Cup and kicked off this season with a thrilling penalty shootout win over Liverpool in the Community Shield.

Arsenal have had added some depth to the squad with the signing of Chelsea midfielder Willian and Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes. They will need all hands on deck to get through a tough set of fixtures to begin the season. A win here will give them the momentum and confidence they need.

Possible Line Ups

FULHAM ARSENAL
  • Areola
  • Bryan
  • Hector
  • Ream
  • Odoi
  • Cairney
  • Reed
  • Lemina
  • Cavaleiro
  • Knockaert
  • Mitrovic
  • Coach: Scott Parker
  • Martinez
  • Holding
  • Luiz
  • Tierney
  • Bellerin
  • Ceballos
  • Xhaka
  • Saka
  • Willian
  • Nketiah
  • Aubameyang
  • Coach: Mikel Arteta
Injured: None and Özil (Back), Martinelli (Knee), Mustafi (Muscle), Villar (Ankle) Chambers (injured), Guendouzi (disciplinary action by club)

 

FULHAM V ARSENAL MATCH PREVIEW AND BETTING TIPS

Arsenal under Arteta has look rejuvenated and their recent results point to a team that plays with a purpose. They beat Chelsea and Liverpool in successive matches either side of the end of the season break to collect two trophies. With the summer transfers and other deals they did, they have quite a bit of depth now and look too strong for their London rivals. One of their Achilles’ heels for last season was their away results. They only won 2 of their last 11 away matches and were generally poor on their travels for most of the season with just four away victories all season. In order to get back to the top 4 picture, they need to correct that anomaly and this game gives them the perfect chance. We are backing them to get the win here @ 1.56 with Blackbet as our first betting tip for the game.

As with most derbies, drama is expected here. Fulham overcame a more fancied Brentford to earn this promotion and that says a lot about their fighting spirit. They tend to play very well at home too. With the championship top scorer, Serbian Aleksandar Mitrovic raring to go, we can expect them to test the Arsenal defence. In light of this, we feel there is some value in the goals market and we are going for Goal Over 2.5 @ 1.72 with Blackbet as our final pick here.

Our tips

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Performance

Fulham FC
Fulham FC
Last games

Fulham FC performance of the last 7 home matches

Victories
71%
Over 2.5
57%
Arsenal FC
Arsenal FC
Last games

Arsenal FC performance of the last 3 away matches

Victories
33%
Over 2.5
33%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
0
1
Manchester City
Manchester City FC
86 38 27 5 6 83 32 51
0
2
Manchester United
Manchester United FC
74 38 21 11 6 73 44 29
1
3
Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC
69 38 20 9 9 68 42 26
1
4
Chelsea FC
Chelsea FC
67 38 19 10 9 58 36 22
0
5
Leicester City
Leicester City FC
66 38 20 6 12 68 50 18
0
6
West Ham United
West Ham United FC
65 38 19 8 11 62 47 15
0
7
Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur
62 38 18 8 12 68 45 23
1
8
Arsenal FC
Arsenal FC
61 38 18 7 13 55 39 16
1
9
Leeds United
Leeds United FC
59 38 18 5 15 62 54 8
2
10
Everton FC
Everton FC
59 38 17 8 13 47 48 -1
0
11
Aston Villa
Aston Villa FC
55 38 16 7 15 55 46 9
3
12
Newcastle United
Newcastle United FC
45 38 12 9 17 46 62 -16
1
13
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
45 38 12 9 17 36 52 -16
1
14
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace FC
44 38 12 8 18 41 66 -25
1
15
Southampton FC
Southampton FC
43 38 12 7 19 47 68 -21
0
16
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
41 38 9 14 15 40 46 -6
0
17
Burnley FC
Burnley FC
39 38 10 9 19 33 55 -22
0
18
Fulham FC
Fulham FC
28 38 5 13 20 27 53 -26
0
19
West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion FC
26 38 5 11 22 35 76 -41
0
20
Sheffield United
Sheffield United FC
23 38 7 2 29 20 63 -43
Legend
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