Kick-off: 1200, 07/10/2018
Stadium: Craven Cottage
TV: BT Sport
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What Trueform says for Fulham vs Arsenal
Arsenal predictably have a clear edge over Fulham on our Trueform chart after putting together a run of five straight Premier League victories.
The Cottagers have not done badly since returning to the top flight, but have just had their limitations exposed when taking on bigger clubs.
With the hosts having conceded three times in losses to Tottenham, Manchester City and Everton, we like 21/20 for an away win and over 2.5 goals in the game as our first Fulham vs Arsenal prediction.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Things could have been even worse for Fulham at Goodison Park, as Gylfi Sigurdsson missed a penalty before his late double and a Cenk Tosun header gave Everton a 3-0 triumph.
The Cottagers had put in a promising first-half performance, highlighted by a fine move which ended in Ryan Sessegnon smacking a shot against the underside of the bar from close range.
However, despite creating a chance on the counter-attack for Luciano Vietto when his side still trailed by a single goal, Fulham faded badly.
Slavisa Jokanovic said: “It’s definitely not good news for us to be conceding so many goals at the start of the season. We have to be more clinical and fix the problem at the back.
“In the second half, we didn’t reach our level. They had a little bit more power and a little bit more speed to find the way to score three easy goals.”
Last Fulham line-up: Bettinelli, Odoi, Ream, Fosu-Mensah, Bryan, Sessegnon, Schurrle, Jean Seri, Zambo, Mitrovic, Vietto.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal moved to within four points of the top of the table after a 2-0 victory over Watford at Emirates Stadium made it seven straight wins in all competitions.
That result did come at a cost, with goalkeeper Petr Cech ruled out for up to a month because of a hamstring injury, but summer signing Bernd Leno is expected to prove an able deputy.
“It is a big chance for me,” said the 26-year-old. “I feel sorry for Petr but now I have more opportunities to play and I will concentrate on the games.”
Unai Emery’s side were not at their best as they were outplayed at times by the Hornets, but a late Craig Cathcart own goal and a Mesut Ozil strike secured the points.
Defender Rob Holding said: “We just had to stand up to the battle and late on I think they tired and we managed to get a few passes together and score the goals.”
Arsenal do look fitter under Emery and Alexandre Lacazette has been one of the players to benefit from extra training.
Let’s add 7/2 for the French striker to score the last goal in this game to our Fulham vs Arsenal betting tips.
Last Arsenal EPL line-up: Cech, Bellerin, Holding, Monreal, Mustafi, Ramsey, Ozil, Torreira, Xhaka, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Everton 3-0 FULHAM
ARSENAL 2-0 Watford – Craig Cathcart (og), Mesut Ozil
Head-to-head: Arsenal 2-0 Fulham, Fulham 1-3 Arsenal
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