Kick-off: 2015, 13/01/2021
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TV: Amazon Prime
Tottenham have put a pre-Christmas blip behind them in fine fashion and are hard to oppose in Wednesday’s rearranged Premier League clash with Fulham.
The Cottagers have boosted their hopes of avoiding a quick return to the Championship by tightening up at the back, but remain in the relegation zone due to a lack of quality going forward.
We’re expecting Spurs to prevail in a low-scoring contest, so 23/20 for a home win and under 3.5 goals is our first Tottenham vs Fulham prediction.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Tottenham dispelled any fears of an embarrassing FA Cup upset at non-league Marine on Sunday, with Carlos Vinicius hitting a hat-trick in a 5-0 romp.
Marine did have the audacity to hit the bar with an early long-range effort, but Spurs ultimately made smooth progress, leading 4-0 at the break.
“We tried to kill the game as soon as we could – and we did that,” stated a typically-professional Jose Mourinho.
“The second half was a question of controlling the result, control the energy, control the potential injury, and of course I’m very happy with the way the players faced the game.”
That followed a 2-0 victory over Brentford in the EFL Cup semi-finals, when Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min did the damage.
In their last Premier League fixture, Spurs powered to a 3-0 triumph versus Leeds which got their top-four bid back on track.
Mourinho’s side were scheduled to visit Aston Villa this week, but that game was called off due to coronavirus issues at the midlands club.
Instead, they will host Fulham in a match originally planned for December 30, which was postponed for similar reasons.
Such hasty alterations are sure to cause some consternation in both camps, but Mourinho has the experience to adapt.
We like 6/1 for Spurs to secure a clinical 2-0 triumph from the Tottenham vs Fulham odds.
Last Spurs line-up: Hart, Doherty, Alderweireld, Rodon, Davies, Sissoko, Alli, Fernandes, White, Moura, Vinicius.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Fulham were arguably a touch fortunate to get past QPR in the cup, with Rangers wasting some good opportunities to break the deadlock in the initial 90 minutes.
In the end, extra-time goals from Bobby Decordova-Reid and Neeskens Kebano helped a much-changed Cottagers line-up advance 2-0.
“I’m pleased overall because the momentum sticks with us – it’s a win,” commented Scott Parker.
“We are unbeaten in five, with a clean sheet as well, and overall there are a lot of positives.”
Fulham have certainly become harder to break down and previously put together four successive league draws against Liverpool, Brighton, Newcastle and Southampton.
They have only scored twice in regulation play over the past six matches, though, and had just one shot on target during a goalless draw with Southampton on Boxing Day.
The stats suggest 11/4 for Spurs to be leading after 15:00 minutes is worth adding to our Tottenham vs Fulham betting tips.
Their record in the opening quarter of an hour of games is impressive, with a division-high eight goals scored and only one conceded. Fulham are 1-7 down in the same period.
Last Fulham line-up: Rodak, Tete, Ream, Bryan, Kongolo, Aina, Loftus-Cheek, Reed, Onomah, Mitrovic, Cavaleiro.
Marine 0-5 TOTTENHAM – Carlos Vinicius (3), Lucas Moura, Alfie Devine
QPR 0-2 FULHAM (AET) – Bobby Decordova-Reid, Neeskens Kebano
Head-to-head: Fulham 1-2 Tottenham, Tottenham 3-1 Fulham, Tottenham 3-0 Fulham
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