Kick-off: 1730, 06/02/2021
Stadium: Craven Cottage
TV: Sky Sports
West Ham have built up a ton of momentum by winning seven of their last eight Premier League and FA Cup matches and are fancied to oblige again at Fulham.
The Cottagers have been battling hard to enhance their survival hopes but looked short on quality when beaten at home by Leicester on Wednesday.
An away win seems sensibly priced at 11/10 and that is our first Fulham vs West Ham prediction.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Fulham were fortunate to escape with just a 2-0 loss against the Foxes, who also had three goals disallowed.
Tosin Adarabioyo’s first-half header forced Kasper Schmeichel into a decent save, but that was the Cottagers’ only attempt on target.
“I thought we huffed and puffed in both boxes really,” said manager Scott Parker. “The key moments were their quality in the attacking third for their goals.
“Endeavour and work-rate, a good performance in certain aspects of our game, but we understand what we need to do and we need to start winning some football matches.
“We’re at the stage in the season where there’s one clear focus and one clear objective and that’s to win games.
“We’ve fallen short against a very good side and we now move on and look towards the weekend.”
Fulham had previously drawn with fellow strugglers Brighton and West Brom, to make it seven stalemates in nine league games.
However, other results have left them now chasing victories and that could leave the Cottagers more vulnerable at the back.
Looking at the Fulham vs West Ham odds, we like 11/5 for an away win and over 2.5 goals in the game.
Last Fulham line-up: Areola, Tete, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson, Ola Aina, Loftus-Cheek, Reed, Zambo, Mitrovic, Lookman.
New signing Josh Maja is expected to be in Fulham’s squad. The 22-year-old forward joined on loan from Bordeaux earlier this week and could make his debut, although he is most likely to come off the bench.
Defender Terence Kongolo and midfielder Tom Cairney remain sidelined through injury.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham moved to within just two points of a place in the top four when enjoying a fine 3-1 triumph at Aston Villa.
After an even first half finished goalless, Tomas Soucek and Jesse Lingard struck inside the opening 10 minutes of the second period.
Ollie Watkins gave Villa hope of a comeback late on, but new loan star Lingard quickly snuffed out that threat.
England boss Gareth Southgate was on hand to see the 28-year-old midfielder make light of this season’s inactivity at Manchester United.
“If he keeps that form up then it might be Gareth coming knocking again,” said Hammers manager David Moyes.
“He will have his own ambitions and challenges to show people he is at a level – and he showed a really good level.
“There are a lot of people who are pushing hard to make the England squad for the Euros and why shouldn’t Jesse push if he’s in the form he is in tonight?
“If he keeps playing as well as he did, he will do a brilliant job for West Ham – and if he keeps going like that, then he’ll get back into the England squad. I hope he can get back to that standard.”
With the Red Devils, Lingard thrived on confidence and often scored goals in bunches, so let’s add 40/1 for him to net first in a 2-1 away win to our Fulham vs West Ham betting tips.
Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Cresswell, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Fredericks, Rice, Lingard, Soucek, Benrahma, Antonio.
West Ham are almost at full strength, with Arthur Masuaku the only absentee. The wing-back is recovering from knee surgery but began jogging this week and is about a month away.
FULHAM 0-2 Leicester
Aston Villa 1-3 WEST HAM – Tomas Soucek, Jesse Lingard (2)
Head-to-head: West Ham 1-0 Fulham, West Ham 3-1 Fulham, Fulham 0-2 West Ham
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