Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur

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Sunday, January 20, 2019


Craven Cottage

Punter's Pick

Bet365 are offering 8/11 for over 9 corners, which has been the average in their last few meetings. We will that the goals market has become more of a risk with Spurs missing Kane and Son but the attacking intentions of both will yield at least ten corners.

Fulham host Tottenham in the second of the weekend’s London derbies, with both teams needing points for vastly different reasons. Spurs are looking to continue their quest to secure Champions League football whilst Fulham are battling relegation, with a five point gap already existing between them and 17th placed Cardiff.

One win in ten games has left Fulham in their current predicament, although on paper they will feel that they have good enough players to not warrant their position in the table. But a lack of goals has been a real issue and a less than resolute defence has compounded their ability to register points. Against Burnley last week they took the lead through a cracker from Andre Schurrle, only for two quickfire own goals to be their undoing in the end.

Spurs on the other hand have had a great season thus far despite not making any signings in the summer. They currently sit in third and have a seven point gap over 5th placed Arsenal. This has been even more impressive since they have been able to safely negotiate their passage in to the last 16 of the Champions League which represents great strides under Pochettino. But rumours of bigger clubs being interested in their manager remain and could be unsettling for the team as they get in to the business end of the season.

The big news of the week has been the injury sustained by star striker Harry Kane. The England captain looked distraught at the end of the game against Manchester United, which subsequently they lost after a host of David De Gea saves. The fact that injuries are now being sustained and those to key personnel could mean that Spurs will struggle to cope with the demands of the rest of the season. The further loss of Heung-Min Son to his participation at The Asian Games has further blunted their attacking prowess. They certainly don’t have much in reserve when it comes to strikers and this could force Pochettino into the transfer market before it closes.

Fulham will be boosted by the signing of former Liverpool man Ryan Babel, who joined this week from Besiktas. It certainly is in attack that Fulham need more of a cutting thrust and the Dutchman could provide the tonic for the team to kick on. The Cottagers do need something to bring them together in their fight against relegation especially given the news that has emerged of teammates Mitrovic and Kamara having to be kept apart during training.

Spurs come in to this game having beaten Fulham in their last four fixtures in all competitions. Spurs ran out 3-1 winners in the seasons earlier fixture, with goals from Moura, Trippier and Kane. But given Spurs’ absentees, this certainly has evened up the playing field and Fulham certainly will feel like they have a chance of getting something from the game in front of their home fans.

With there being at least three goals or more in their last four games, this certainly does feel like a game which will produce chances. However the absence of Kane and Son is something that needs to be factored in which leads us to the conclusion that both teams will attack and that corners is more likely to be the market that comes in.

Punter's Pick

Bet365 are offering 8/11 for over 9 corners, which has been the average in their last few meetings. We will that the goals market has become more of a risk with Spurs missing Kane and Son but the attacking intentions of both will yield at least ten corners.

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