Fulham vs Aston Villa
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 4 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:01 UK / 16:01 CET
Venue: Craven Cottage (London).
Despite plying their trade in a lower tier, it needs saying that Fulham have been faring well in their previous clashes with this foe overall. With Aston Villa struggling to get things going for them back in the Premier League, Fulham are the favorites to book their ticket to the next round.
Fulham vs Aston Villa Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous clash witnessed Fulham pick up a 1-0 victory.
- Three of their last five meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together just twice in their past five games.
- Only one of their previous ten encounters have finished as a tie.
- Aston Villa have registered the win in just three of their past ten fixtures. (W-3, D-1, L-6)
Fulham vs Aston Villa Prediction
Fulham pulled off a 1-0 win over Stoke in their last clash at home to extend their unbeaten streak to three games on the trot. The hosts have now admitted defeat just thrice in their last nine games in the Championship and are currently well within contention of grabbing a ticket back to the Premier League.
On the other hand, newly promoted Aston Villa are yet to settle with the pace of the first division. Miserably, the visitors have tasted success in just one of their past seven games in the top flight.
To make matters worse, the guests are now dwelling in the relegation zone and are just five points shy of hitting rock bottom in the PL cluster as well.
It is also worth mentioning that Fulham have been a force to reckon with at home this season. As far as statistics go, the hosts have been branded as the second-best home side in the Championship. In sharp contrast, Aston Villa are the worst away team in their respective domestic campaign.
Furthermore, Fulham have been consistently securing the bragging rights against this foe in each of their past four meetings here. Given the current form that the two teams are on, it goes without saying that Aston Villa are the underdogs to come away with the win in this one.
In addition, Aston Villa have been found napping at the back far too many times on the road. The guests have shockingly conceded no less than two goals or more in each of their past six outings.
Meanwhile, Fulham have racked up nine goals to their tally from their last five games here alone. As such, expect nothing short of a high scoring affair to unfold come Saturday.
Fulham vs Aston Villa Betting tips
Fulham to win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).