Kick-off: 1945, 22/02/2019
Stadium: London Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for West Ham vs Fulham
West Ham will be looking to cement a position in the top half of the Premier League table when hosting Fulham at London Stadium on Friday night.
The Cottagers are a short price to be relegated after losing five of their last six top-flight fixtures and went down 2-0 at home to the Hammers in mid-December.
We reckon United are hard to oppose here and 87/100 for them to prevail is a confident West Ham vs Fulham prediction.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham have had plenty of peaks and troughs this term, but there was lots to like about their last couple of performances.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men were excellent when drawing 1-1 with Liverpool at this venue and almost certainly deserved to pick up maximum points from that match.
Mark Noble’s first-half penalty then put the Hammers ahead at Crystal Palace, but Wilfried Zaha’s deflected equaliser levelled things up in the 76th minute.
Ryan Fredericks, Robert Snodgrass and Javier Hernandez all had other chances in the opening period at Selhurst Park, where Felipe Anderson again impressed.
United did fade after break, though, leaving Pellegrini to comment: “In 95 minutes, I think that was the fair result.
“We have a lot of players missing, we play away, so I’m happy with the first 45 and not too happy with the second 45.”
However, the Hammers are more likely to maintain a high tempo throughout on home turf and 19/10 for them to lead at half-time and full-time appeals from the West Ham vs Fulham odds.
Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks, Anderson, Snodgrass, Noble, Antonio, Rice, Hernandez.
Manuel Lanzini and Samir Nasri could return to the West Ham squad, but Jack Wilshere, Fabian Balbuena, Andriy Yarmolenko, Winston Reid and Carlos Sanchez remain sidelined.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Fulham finished January off with an encouraging 4-2 win over Brighton, producing a stunning second-half display after trailing 2-0 at the break.
However, the Cottagers were then beaten 2-0 at Crystal Palace and put in a pretty lifeless effort in a 3-0 home loss to Manchester United.
Supporters taunted Claudio Ranieri with chants of “you don’t know what you’re doing” when Andre Schurrle was substituted, although it was later revealed the midfielder had been suffering from flu.
Ranieri was left to rue a couple of fluffed chances very early on, but there were worrying signs as Fulham’s challenge petered out in the second period.
“I tried to give my players more opportunities by playing with two strikers and Ryan Babel in behind,” said Ranieri. “But we didn’t create anything very dangerous.”
That was the 14th time the Cottagers had lost a Premier League match by more than one goal, so 11/5 for another such outcome is added to our West Ham vs Fulham betting tips.
Last Fulham line-up: Rico, Odoi, Chambers, Ream, Le Merchand, Bryan, Schurrle, Jean Seri, Mitrovic, Babel, Vietto.
Alfie Mawson is Fulham’s only absentee. The defender again misses out, owing to a long-term knee injury.
Crystal Palace 1-1 WEST HAM – Mark Noble (pen)
FULHAM 0-3 Man Utd
Head-to-head: Fulham 0-2 West Ham
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