Fulham vs Arsenal – Betting Preview
There is a rising belief that Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal team may truly realise their goal of winning the league championship this season. Even though Arsenal are five points clear at the top, the pressure will build over the next several weeks, starting with their trip to Fulham this weekend.
Hence, this weekend, Arsenal will want to keep up their momentum in the race for the Premier League title!
Fulham seems on track for a finish in the top ten, Marco Silva will also be one of the candidates for the Manager of the Season award. If the Cottagers defeat the Gunners this weekend, they might pass Newcastle and take over fifth place. Nonetheless, Fulham has gone two league games without a victory, and their first loss in five games came last week against Brentford.
They have a solid home record this season, winning six of the 13 games they have played at Craven Cottage, and they have only suffered a home loss once since the Premier League resumed after the World Cup.
Fulham will try to right the ship when they play Arsenal in yet another London derby after dropping a 3-2 decision at Brentford. The Cottagers are eager to represent England in European tournaments next season, but if they want to get in the top five, they need to start winning more frequently.
All of Kebano, Cairney, and Kurzawa are injured, and Palhinha is still on the sidelines due to a suspension.
Although Arteta’s work with this Arsenal club during this season is to be commended, it is still uncertain whether they can win the championship for the first time since 2004. The Arsenal have won four straight games coming into this match, and they currently lead Manchester City by five points in the rankings.
In their previous match, Arsenal had a good amount of luck on their side as they defeated Bournemouth 3-2 thanks to a stunning 97th-minute winner. The Gunners have had difficulties in recent away games, with both Aston Villa and Brentford coming close to gaining a point.
Given that Mikel Arteta can count on important players for the local derby and that the league leaders are anxious to extend their winning streak to five games, an away victory is a real possibility in this one!
Mohamed Elneny is out with an injury, while Gabriel Jesus is a significant question mark who will be evaluated before the game!
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s begin analysing the 1×2 market
Arsenal’s shaky defensive track record in recent weeks will give Fulham every opportunity on Sunday. Yet, just as in three of the previous five games between the teams, we might see the Gunners coming out on top with both teams scoring.
The Gunners chief has plenty of attacking talent to call on at the other end of the park though, with the league leaders only failing to score in two of their 26 league outings to date!
Fulham to win stands @ 6.20. They are the underdogs!
The league leaders have been deemed to be the favourites in this one, with every chance of increasing their lead at the top! Their odds are @ 1.63.
The market odds of a stalemate to play out, stands @ 4.34.
Total goals over/under
Let’s check the over/under scenario
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.87.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.09.
Given how adventures the recent arsenal games have been, the market expects a few goals in this!
Fulham can definitely score at home, but expect Arsenal to do enough for the 3 points!