Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Fulham prepare for a home match against Bournemouth at Craven Cottage in what could be Slavisa Jokanovic’s last game in charge of the club. The Cottagers have been playing attractive football but that has not exactly yielded points for the London outfit as they sit in the bottom three. Bournemouth continue to fly high in the league table with a top-10 place after the first few months. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Fulham lost a crucial game against relegation battle Cardiff City with a 4-2 score at the Cardiff City Stadium. This was the fourth consecutive loss for the club, who have conceded 12 goals in last three games.
Bournemouth were held to a goalless draw by Southampton during the weekend. Thus, Eddie Howe’s men failed to win four consecutive games in all competitions.
The previous game between Bournemouth and Fulham took place in 2015 when both clubs were in the Championship. The Cherries came up with an astonishing performance that led to a 5-1 win, although the hosts were reduced to 10 men. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Bournemouth.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bournemouth win at 2.37[/bet_tip_now]
Fulham are given odds of 2.80, which is a short price for a team that has been abysmal at the back, to win the match. Bournemouth have been excellent so far this season and Eddie Howe has been able to instil a great resilience within the team. The losses against Chelsea and Burnley are the only blemishes for the Cherries so far this season. Fulham may be good going forward but they have been committing far too many individual and silly mistakes at the back. Slavisa Jokanovic has been stubborn with his desire to play attractive football but it has not yielded results. Our preview would go with a Bournemouth win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bournemouth win at 2.37[/bet_tip_now]
Fulham vs Bournemouth draw odds: 3.50
Fulham win odds: 2.80
Correct Score odds
Bournemouth have not been setting the goal charts on fire after averaging just under two goals per game so far this season, but they are up against a defence that has shipped 25 goals in the nine league games – the second worst defensive record in the Premier League at this stage of the campaign. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Bournemouth.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bournemouth 2-1 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This is a game that involves a team with the worst defensive record for a reason – Fulham have been trying to play attractive football at all the wrong areas of the pitch. However, they do have enough offensive strength with the likes of Schurrle and Aleksandar Mitrovic contributing goals. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Bournemouth have taken the lead in three out of the last four games in all competitions. Callum Wilson and Joshua King will be the key players to watch for Bournemouth. Among the duo, King has a greater chance of scoring since he is the first choice penalty taker. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Joshua King.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Joshua King at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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