Fulham vs Tottenham – Betting Preview

 

Fulham Summary

Fulham manager Marco Silva was delighted with his team and their performance in Newcastle last weekend. This despite what he labelled as a ‘very unlucky 1-0 loss.

In total contrast to Tottenham’s dressing room and entire set-up, the mood and morale are excellent in their side of West London.

Fulham will not fear Spurs at all here and can leapfrog the London rivals with a win.

Looking at team news now. The host have no new important injury doubts or concerns, therefore considered more or less at full strength.

As mentioned, Marcelo Silva is very pleased with his team from last weekend, and so changes are expected to be kept to a minimum. They’re only missing Kebano through Injury and there is a slight doubt over Shane Duffy.

 

Tottenham Summary

Unconfirmed reports come as no surprise to readers of this site that the increasingly agitated and unhappy Antonio Conte will leave the club at the end of this season at the latest, especially following some of the latest Tottenham results.

The manager’s departure adds to the fact that during this last week, it has been revealed that our worse fears will come true, that Harry Kane won’t sign a contract extension unless something dramatic changes.

There are very few positive notes but the unhappy Italian can at least call on his best team should he want to use it.

Unpredictability is the only predictable thing one can associate with Conte and Spurs right now, off and on the pitch. With this in mind, there could easily be some strange rotations away from what was close to the best XI which lost in Manchester 4-2 on Thursday night.

Some movement is near certain, Doherty for Royal at wing back and possibly Skipp or Sarr step into the midfield would be my best guess at what Conte will change.

Many fans would like to see Son and Lloris dropped, but I believe Conte will keep them both in the starting side for now.

The centre back trio is also likely to be altered with one or two from Romero – Dier – Davies dropping out, Sanchez is due a start and Lenglet could get the nod despite a shocking error that gifted City their 4th goal when he was on as a sub.

Lucas Moura is the only injury concern and probable absence for Tottenham, who will head to Fulham with very low morale and confidence but in dire need of a win.

 

Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first, where the favourite for this game is Tottenham @ 2.15. The last outing away in London resulted in a tremendous 0-4 win over Palace, but Fulham is a better team right now and crucially, Spurs come into this game in horrible mood and on a downward slide. Fulham is @ 3.20 to win while the draw is @ 3.80.

Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. Tottenham is a slight favourite on this market with a -0.25 start @ 1.87. Fulham looks decent value with the draw onside @ 2.00. This is a quick turnaround in games for Spurs as they faced City on Thursday and so are physically and mentally drained. Fulham is fresher and in far better spirits, I would be much closer to Fulham +0.25.

Looking at The Under/Over market last of all. The line is set at 2.75 goals which looks fair and not particularly tempting @ 1.82. All six of Fulham’s London derbies this term had at least three match goals. There must be 4 goals to get a full win at this line, if the price moved close or above odds it would be more attractive. This is a quick turnaround of matches for Spurs and there is a high chance the team play at a flatter tempo than normal now they know Conte is on his way out.