Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Prediction: Fulham vs Tottenham

Verdict: Tottenham win

Best Odds: 11/10

Bookmaker: Olympusbet

Looking to extend on their Champions League charge on Saturday evening, Tottenham will travel to Craven Cottage when they meet Fulham.

Fulham

Starting with the hosts, while Fulham might have signed off February with a stunning 2-1 victory away at Manchester United, Fulham have largely struggled with their consistency since opening up the New Year. Last seen falling to a 2-1 defeat against Wolves, Marco Silva’s men almost find themselves sat in Premier League limbo. Facing a real uphill battle in their bid to punch a top-half finish, the former Everton boss has seen his squad win just a trio of their previous 11 showdowns across all competitions. However, although Fulham might have gained somewhat of a reputation for their rugged performances at Craven Cottage, Saturday’s hosts should be bracing themselves for a tricky test here. Hit with a 2-0 loss when they travelled to north London for their reverse Premier League meeting against Spurs back on October 23rd, Silva’s men have failed to collect a single top-flight victory against Tottenham since March 2013.

Team News

Missing all of Fulham’s last six Premier League appearances with a thigh injury, former Wolves striker Raul Jimenez remains a doubt here. However, aside from the Mexico international, Silva’s men have reported a clean bill of health ahead of Saturday’s showdown at Craven Cottage.

Continuing to shine over the past month and notching five goals in his previous six outings, Rodrigo Muniz will spearhead Fulham’s charge this weekend. Struggling to find any kind of stability since completing a January switch from Chelsea, Armando Broja will have to settle for a spot on the bench here.

Tottenham

As for the visitors, putting in a stunning performance last week as they stormed their way to a 4-0 romp away at Aston Villa, Tottenham have their sights firmly set on booking a lucrative Champions League return in 2024. Opening March with a 3-1 victory against Crystal Palace, Ange Postecoglou’s men have continued to receive a string of plaudits this season. Gaining a reputation for their free-flowing approach under the former Celtic boss, Spurs will know the importance of making another statement here. Unbeaten in all of their previous eight straight Premier League appearances – a run that stems back to December 28th – Tottenham open this weekend’s fixtures sat just two points adrift of breaking into the top-four. Landing a 2-0 victory when they welcomed Fulham to north London for their reverse meeting on October 23rd, Postecoglou will be calling on a repeat display on Saturday evening.

Team News

Still dealing with a recent knee injury, Tottenham will once again be without Brazil international Richarlison on Saturday evening. Likewise, former Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon is not expected to feature for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on a hamstring issue.

Notching 14 Premier League goals this season and finding the net in back-to-back appearances, Heung-Min Son will have a leading role to play at Craven Cottage. Continuing to shine since completing a summer switch from Leicester, England international James Maddison will partner Son in attack.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When Fulham and Tottenham met for their reverse Premier League showdown on October 23rd, Spurs picked up a 2-0 victory on home soil.
    • Tottenham have not suffered a single Premier League defeat against Fulham across any competition since way back in March 2013.
    • Fulham have recorded just a trio of victories from any of their previous 11 matchups across all formats.
    • Spurs are unbeaten in all of their previous eight Premier League appearances.
    • Tottenham skipper Heung-Min Son has notched 14 goals in his 24 Premier League appearances this season.

    Conclusion

    Storming their way to a stunning 4-0 romp away at Aston Villa last time out, Tottenham will know the importance of making another statement here. Knowing that they can briefly climb back into the Champions League spots, Spurs will be excited by a stellar record against Fulham. Landing a 2-0 victory when they welcomed the Cottagers to north London for their reverse Premier League showdown on October 23rd, Tottenham have not suffered a single loss against Saturday’s hosts since way back in March 2013.

    Verdict: Tottenham win

    Best Odds: 11/10

    Bookmaker: Olympusbet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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