Fulham vs Tottenham – Betting Preview

 

Fulham Summary

Fulham manager Marco Silva was devasted by the “very, very unlucky” 1-0 defeat to Newcastle last weekend, but he was delighted with his team and their performance in the trip North.

The mood and morale are excellent in their side of West London. The promoted side already has earned more points than they totaled in the whole of their previous Premier League campaign.

Whilst survival remains the goal for this season, the Cottagers are closer to the top four than the bottom three. Fulham will not fear Spurs at all here and can leapfrog the London rivals with a win.

They have no new important doubts or concerns. As mentioned the boss Silva is very pleased with his team from last weekend, and so changes are expected to be kept to a minimum. Fulham is missing Kebano and there is a slight doubt over Shane Duffy.

 

Tottenham Summary

Unconfirmed reports are that the increasingly agitated and unhappy Antonio Conte will leave the club at the end of this season at the latest.

The manager’s instability adds to the fact that in recent days, Spurs’ fans worse fears have been realised as reliable reports state Harry Kane will not sign a contract extension.

There are very few positive notes for Spurs, but the unhappy Italian can at least call on his best team should he want to use it. There will likely however be some rotations away from what was close to the best XI which lost in Manchester 4-2 on Thursday night.

Some movement is near certain, Doherty for Royal at wing back and possibly Skipp or Sarr step into the midfield.

The centre back trio is also likely to be altered with one or two from Romero – Dier – Davies dropping out, Sanchez is due a start and Lenglet could get the nod despite a shocking error which gifted City their 4th goal when he was on as a sub.

Lucas Moura is the only injury concern and probable absence for Tottenham.

 

Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first, where the favourite for this game is Tottenham @ 2.15. Their last outing away in London resulted in a tremendous 0-4 win over Palace, but Fulham is a better team right now, and crucially, Spurs are in bad shape and on a downward slide. Fulham is @ 3.20 to win while the draw is @ 3.80

Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. Tottenham is a slight  favourite on this market with a -0.25 start @ 1.87. Fulham looks decent value with the draw onside @ 2.00. This is a quick turnaround in games for Spurs as they faced City on Thursday and so are physically and mentally drained. Fulham is fresher and in far better spirits coming into this Monday night match.

Looking at The Under/Over market last of all. The line is set at 2.75 goals which looks fair and not particularly tempting @ 1.820. All six of Fulham’s London derbies this term had at least three match goals, five of which also saw both teams score. There must be 4 goals to get a full win, if the price moved close or above odds it would be more attractive.