Chelsea and Fulham renew their rivalry after four years as they take on each other at Stamford Bridge this weekend. The Blues have fallen further in the league table with Spurs able to open up a two-point advantage after the weekend. Fulham are still at the bottom but they now require just a point in order to catch 17th-placed Crystal Palace. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Chelsea were beaten 3-1 by Spurs as the 18-game unbeaten run enjoyed by Maurizio Sarri came to an end. The Blues did beat PAOK 4-0 in the Europa League to top the group.
Fulham picked up a first league victory since August after beating Southampton 3-2 in Claudio Ranieri’s first match in charge of the club. Fulham, though, have not kept a clean sheet in any league match this season.
The last meeting between Chelsea and Fulham took place in 2014 when the blues secured a 3-1 win at Craven Cottage. The last meeting at Stamford Bridge was in 2013 when Chelsea picked up a 2-0 win. Our betting tips and prediction expect a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Chelsea win at 1.18[/bet_tip_now]
Fulham may have just picked up a win over Southampton but it is extremely difficult to expect an away victory for the London outfit with the poor defensive record. Even though Chelsea have drawn three out of the recent four Premier League at home, but there will be a deep desire from Maurizio Sarri’s team to overcome the humiliating loss against Spurs in the recent London derby. The blues are expected to carry a full strength team and our preview would back a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Chelsea win at 1.18[/bet_tip_now]
Chelsea vs Fulham draw odds: 8.00
Fulham win odds: 17.00
Correct Score odds
Chelsea have been able to come up with a return of 28 league goals in the season. They are the second best defensive team in the division, while Fulham remain as the worst defensive outfit with 33 goals conceded. However, there is likely to be a sizeable improvement under the Ranieri. Still, our correct score prediction would go with the Chelsea 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Chelsea 2-1 win at 9.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
A game involving Fulham is more likely to produce over 2.5 goals given the poor defensive display given by the London team throughout the campaign. Even after the arrival of Claudio Ranieri, the club conceded two goals in the win over Southampton. Chelsea’s attacking line-up has the potential to get a couple of goals on their own while Aleksandar Mitrovic’s presence could see over 2.5 goals, according to our total goals prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.36[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Olivier Giroud has been in fine form over the last few weeks. The striker has scored a goal in four out of his last five games for club and country. Alvaro Morata may have scored more goals than the Frenchman, but the Spaniard has not been in great form and could be on the bench for this match. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Olivier Giroud.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Olivier Giroud at 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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