Fulham vs Arsenal Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Saturday, 12 September 2020. Scheduled kick-off 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET at the Craven Cottage (London).
The Gunners seem to be the hottest team in the PL at the moment, due to their title triumphs in close succession in the FA Cup, and in the Community Shield. And both these wins had come against two of the major teams in the league.
Also do note that they had dispatched Manchester City in the semi final of the FA Cup as well. Furthermore, it was supremely important for Mikel Arteta’s men to life this trophy, as they had failed to finish in the top-six of the table, thus missing out on a European ticket.
Proving to their doubters that they were clutch performers, the Gunners secured a major trophy as well as an entry into the Europa League, via their 2-1 win over Chelsea in the final.
However, the eighth-place finish in the 2019-20 PL will definitely be bothering them, and there’s no telling for how long the fans would be patient.
The team needs to target a top-four position this season. And it goes without saying that a victory in the opener is important – considering that it will help set a tone for the remainder of the campaign.
Luckily, Arteta’s men open against the Cottagers, who have just been promoted to the top flight. Arsenal do have a great h2h record against this opponent, and are counted on to secure a win this Saturday over this newly-promoted club.
Head-to-head (h2h) & Previous Meetings
- The Gunners are on a five-match winning run against this opponent.
- The latest encounter between the two had ended in a 4-1 win for Arteta’s men.
- They had also recorded 20 of the preceding 23 overall wins.
- The last time these two clashed at this venue, the guests had won 1-5.
Fulham vs Arsenal: Prediction
Arteta’s men are one of the traditional top-six clubs in England, and they are also brimming with confidence due to the two titles that they have won recently. They are aiming to deliver a huge win this opening match-day, and are raring to get back on the pitch.
It helps them that they are taking on a team that was not even present in the top flight in 2019-20. Moreover, the Cottagers are also fatigued due to their extra high-pressure games in the promotion playoffs.
On top of that, the Gunners also do have a great h2h record against this rival.
In fact, they are on a five-game winning run in such fixtures, and coupled with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s men determination to win the PL Golden Boot this season – expect a convincing win for Arsenal this weekend.
Arsenal to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Arsenal @ 1.60 (3/5).
Correct Score Full-time: 2-0 Gunners @ 8.50 odd (15/2).