Tottenham v Fulham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 18th August
Benjamin Swain (@Swaaainn) previews Tottenham v Fulham and provides us with his best bets for Saturday’s Premier League, London Derby, by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Tottenham v Fulham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 08/16/2018
- Time: 15:00
- Venue: Wembley Stadium
Tottenham are expected to continue to prove a point when they face Fulham during Saturday’s 3pm kick-offs, priced as clear favourites at 3/10, with either side experiencing opposite fortunes on the opening day.
Fulham’s feet were firmly placed back on the ground in their first game of their return to the top flight, losing 2-0 to Crystal Palace, while Spurs overcame Newcastle 2-1, and some of their critics, although it could be forgiven if they’ve failed to convince all doubters.
Spurs struggled over the line against the Toon Army in a match they were deemed favourites, to keep interest high on whether Spurs’ lack of any transfer activity this summer will mean they will fall short of their successes of recent seasons.
Dele Alli has hit the ground running, scoring the winner against Newcastle, even though Harry Kane failed to break his August curse as of yet, and Joselu’s goal caused a nervy ending for Spurs, the away side failing to put the game to bed.
Lucas was preferred to Son Heung-Min in the previous fixture for Spurs, despite the latter’s prolific goal scoring record throughout last season, as well finding the net in this year’s World Cup against former champions, Germany, providing potential off the bench for Spurs.
The high expectations set by previous Tottenham sides in the past couple of years means they are again priced as favourites against newly-promoted Fulham.
The Cottagers failure to find the net on their opening day defeat is a stark contrast, however, to their form of last season.
Second highest scorers in the championship last season, it was a phot finish between them and Cardiff for automatic promotion, narrowly missing out following a strong second half of the season push.
Alexander Mitrovic scored 12 goals after signing on loan in January from premier league side Newcastle, and has since signed a permanent contract, while Fulham also managed to retain their top-scorer of last season despite high interest from Champions League sides Tottenham and Manchester United.
Ryan Sessegnon scored 16 goals in all competitions for Fulham, 15 in the league, and had stated he is completely focused on Fulham. The last and arguably least point, it feels irrelevant to mention the forward is just 18 years of age, hitting the highs of an already established winger, although his credentials are yet to be proven in the top flight.
Tottenham: Pochettino has claimed he will be rotating his squad in the opening weeks.
Fulham: Alfie Mawson (Injured).
Potential Tottenham Starting XI: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertongen, Davies, Dembele, Dier, Lucas, Eriksen, Alli, Kane
Potential Fulham Starting XI: Fabri, Christie, Chambers, Le Marchand, Bryan, Cairney, Anguissa, Seri, Schurrle, Mitrovic, Sessegnon
Head To Head
- These two sides have met 53 times, with a very one sided record.
- Fulham have beaten Spurs just 9 times! Spurs have won on 30 occasions.
Key Stats & Facts
- Harry Kane hasn’t scored in August in 9 seasons at Tottenham.
- Alexander Mitrovic scored 12 goals in 15 appearances for Fulham last season, and has signed permanently this year.
- Tottenham 3/10 (Black Type)
- Draw 91/17 (UniBet)
- Fulham 12/1 (Betfair)
Tottenham have goals all over the field and their high possession game, against newly promoted Fulham will provide them plenty of chances. Fulham are a reasonably unknown quantity, so I wouldn’t fancy backing for or against them scoring, so I’m going with the total goals market.
The win and total goals market, however, is reasonably short priced at under evens, so another avenue I’m keen on, although sticking with a home victory, would be Tottenham to win to nil, given the similar styles of both sides, Tottenham should be expected to employ it with more conviction.