Fulham 0-1 Tottenham – Betting Review
Although not convincing or entertaining by any means, Spurs put on a much-needed workmanlike performance to capture a narrow 0-1 away win over Fulham in the Monday night game.
Kane scored a goal to steal a lead before the break which was not merited based on the balance of play or opportunities created at the time.
Fulham was the better team for most of the first half but didn’t take chances when they came and failed to punish Spurs when they looked the most vulnerable.
To their credit, Tottenham worked the only clear chance in the second half and managed the game very well in that period. Fulham looked below average and 0-1 was a comfortable lead. Fair score 0-1.
Harry Kane got the superbly-taken winner at Craven Cottage and with it. Drew level with Jimmy Greaves at the top of Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time scoring charts.
Fulham pinned the visitors right back into their half and tested Hugo Lloris with Harrison Reed’s close-range volley.
The French keeper went some way to making up for recent howlers, with a couple of big stops when Spurs were on the rocks.
Kane had a warning shot from outside of the box around the half-hour, but his telling contribution came in stoppage time when he turned on the edge of the box before brilliantly whipping a shot into the far corner.
The England captain nearly went one better after the break with Dejan Kulusevski’s deep cross headed invitingly back across goal by Ben Davies, but Kane’s point-blank header was palmed away by Bernd Leno.
Antonio Conte set out an organised side in the second half, and the hosts were left wanting as a result. The home side had lots of possession but looked toothless and one dimensional.
Tottenham seemed like they set out to win the game ugly and from this point of view it was a perfect success.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Tottenham was the favourite and although it took a long time to get going, they won for their backers @ 2.15.
Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. Tottenham was a slight favourite and winner on this market with a -0.25 start @ 1.87. The preview outlined that Fulham was fresher and the team with more confidence, but the former never told outside of a dominant and bright opening 25 minutes.
Looking at The Under/Over market last of all. The line was set at 2.75 goals which as stated in the preview, posed zero value and was to be left alone. In the end, it was clear Spurs wanted to win this game ugly and get a clean sheet.