Fulham vs Tottenham
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 20 January 2019
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Craven Cottage (London).
Tottenham Hotspur lost ground on the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City after a disappointing 0-1 loss to Manchester United last weekend at Wembley.
Spurs did not offer a dismal showing on the occasion, but just were not able to beat phenomenal David De Gea on his day. Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen were all denied by Spanish keeper on multiple occasions as the Red Devils punished their misses via Marcus Rashford run and goal at the death of the first half.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men are now just one point adrift of Chelsea in fourth place and they will be hoping to bounce back on Sunday evening against relegation strugglers Fulham away at Craven Cottage.
The Argentine manager has plenty of woes with his attacking line-up coming into this clash as he will be without the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min. The first one (team’s top scorer) suffered an injury which will keep him away from the court for at least two months, while Son joined the Korean national team to try and help them go all the way at the AFC Asian Cup.
Fulham vs Tottenham: Head-to-head
Tottenham were the dominant force in the H2H history.
They won each of last four meetings with Fulham, including the one from August last year at Wembley (3-1).
Spurs won seven of last eight ties with the Cottagers.
Fulham vs Tottenham: Prediction
The hosts are in a very tough position ahead of this tie. They made the managerial change recently, but Claudio Ranieri is still struggling to guide his team outside the red zone.
The Cottagers are five points shy of safety after back-to-back league losses to Arsenal and Burnley. They also got relegated from the FA Cup falling 1-2 at home to lower-division Oldham Athletic two weeks ago.
Fulham have by far the weakest defensive record in the entire competition. They shipped 49 goals in 22 outings so far. Even though the Spurs miss two super important attacking figures, the away win is well worth backing at the odds of 1.70 here.
Fulham vs Tottenham: Bet Tips
Tottenham to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Tottenham Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).