Kick-off: 1500, 01/01/2019
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
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Arsenal were put to the sword by Liverpool as the Premier League leaders posted a thumping 5-1 win at Anfield – despite having fell behind.
The Gunners have now failed to win any of their last four away games and have only won once in the last four.
Aleksander Mitrovic struck late on as Fulham secured three precious points in a 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Huddersfield at Craven Cottage.
However, we fear a backlash from Unai Emery’s men here, so 7/5 for the home side to win and over 3.5 goals in the game is our opening Arsenal vs Fulham prediction.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
A devastating four-goal, 30-minute spell tore Arsenal to shreds as Liverpool heaped more even pressure on Manchester City.
Roberto Firmino took his tally to eight goals in as many games against the Gunners with a hat-trick, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane also scoring after the visitors had led through Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Emery admitted they endured a tough time at Anfield, saying: “After our goal, they pushed and when they push here, they play with determination.
“This is a difficult moment for us, it was a bad experience for us.
“But from a bad experience you must learn. Two penalties were a lot for us to take. VAR will help referees to make better decisions.”
Asked what he thought of the award of two spot-kicks, he added: “It wouldn’t change the score, Liverpool deservedly won.”
Twelve of the Gunners’ last 13 games in the Premier League have seen goals at both ends, so 29/20 for a home win and both teams to score stands out from the Arsenal vs Fulham odds.
Last Arsenal line-up: Leno, Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Papastathopoulos, Kolasinac, Torreira, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Iwobi, Aubameyang.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Claudio Ranieri accused Aboubakar Kamara of disrespecting his team-mates, supporters and the club by ignoring instructions and taking the missed penalty that almost cost them victory against Huddersfield.
Mitrovic netted the winner in stoppage time, having earlier been ignored by Kamara as the club’s senior penalty taker before the Frenchman’s tame effort was saved by Jonas Lossl at 0-0.
Kamara had earlier this month scored from the penalty spot in the 4-1 defeat at Manchester United but 67-year-old Ranieri was incensed that he “thought only of himself” – and could yet drop him for something he insists he has never previously encountered.
Ranieri said: “It is not possible to explain what happened after we got the penalty, or maybe I should say it is easy when a man thinks only of himself.
“It is not right. He didn’t respect me, the club, his team-mates, the crowd. He took the ball, and just said ‘I want to shoot’. He didn’t listen to reason.
“He did not apologise, he just told me ‘I wanted to shoot’. I said to him: ‘If the whole team just said I want to shoot, what would happen?’ It is impossible to speak to this man.
The Cottagers are yet to win away from home and have leaked 24 goals in 10 outings, so we are completing our Arsenal vs Fulham betting tips by going for a 3-1 home win at 19/2.
Last Fulham line-up: Rico, Odoi, Mawson, Ream, Christie, Chambers, Seri, Bryan, Cairney, Vietto, Mitrovic.
Liverpool 5-1 ARSENAL – Ainsley Maitland-Niles
FULHAM 1-0 Huddersfield – Aleksandar Mitrovic
Head-to-head: Fulham 1-5 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-0 Fulham, Fulham 1-3 Arsenal, Fulham 0-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 3-3 Fulham, Fulham 2-1 Arsenal
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