Fulham vs Aston Villa
English Premier League
Date: Monday, 28 September 2020
Kick-off at 17:45 UK/ 18:45 CET
Venue: Craven Cottage.
The Cottagers have just made it to the top flight, and they expectedly are struggling to stand up against the experienced teams in the league. They have so far lost all of their match-ups, and are placed in the bottom-most tier of the table.
In the process, they had also conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the league, barring West Brom.
On top of that, they are taking on the battle-hardened Lions, who are determined to not once more go through what they experienced in the final phase of the 2019-20 campaign.
Dean Smith’s men were smack in the middle of the relegation dogfight, and it was down to the final game week when they ensured their stay in the PL for one more year.
Going on, they are also on a good stretch of games at the moment, and have begun their new season with a 100% win record.
Likely, expect Aston Villa to be the better team on the pitch this Monday.
Fulham vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Scott Parker’s men are on a three-fixture winning run against this opponent.
- They had also won seven of the former nine clashes.
- At this stadium, the hosts are on a six-game winning run.
- It’s been ten years since Smith’s men have won a game at this ground.
Fulham vs Aston Villa: Prediction
The Cottagers lost 4-3 on the road the last match-day, against Leeds. In the meantime, the Lions registered a 1-0 victory at home against Sheffield United.
As things stand, Smith’s men have the upper hand. They are on a four-match winning run, and also on an eight-game unbeaten streak. They are also on a two-fixture winning run on the road, and had scored three or more goals in both match-ups.
On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in six of their last ten overall fixtures, and had lost two of their former three appearances at this stadium.
On top of that, Parker’s men are also a recently-promoted team, and are on a 100% losing record in the PL at the moment. As such, expect Aston Villa to avoid a loss at the very least this Monday.
However, understand that the Cottagers have been the better team in h2h clashes for the past several years. They are even on a six-game winning run at this stadium against this rival.
For the reason, expect Fulham to score at least once this game week.
Fulham vs Aston Villa: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Aston Villa or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).