Fulham get ready for the London derby against Chelsea without Claudio Ranieri in the sidelines after deciding to part company with the Italian. Fulham remain in the 19th place with the club increasingly likely to go down due to a 10-point deficit to safety. Chelsea, meanwhile, are slowly trying to put back their season, which has derailed in the last few weeks. However, the Blues remain only three points away from the top four. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
After a couple of weeks of speculation, Claudio Ranieri lost his job after a 2-0 defeat for Fulham at the St Mary’s Stadium against Southampton. This was the fourth consecutive loss for the Cottagers.
Chelsea were able to come up with an impressive performance to beat Tottenham 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Manager Maurizio Sarri made a statement of intent by dropping goalkeeper Kepa following his antics in the League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.
Chelsea are hoping to complete a double over their London rivals after registering a 2-0 victory earlier in the campaign. Chelsea’s recent visit to Craven Cottage was just over five years ago in 2014 when they managed a 3-1 win. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Chelsea win at 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
Fulham are in a disarray at the moment and the club are increasingly heading towards relegation owing to a defence that has been disastrous throughout the season. Claudio Ranieri failed to fix the problem and paid the price with his job. Chelsea have also been through a sequence of defeats in away matches, but they can profit from a team that has been woeful at the back so far this season. Chelsea may just claim a first away league win of 2019, as per our preview.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Chelsea win at 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
Fulham vs Chelsea draw odds: 4.50
Fulham win odds: 6.50
Correct Score odds
Chelsea had only one shot on target in the recent win over Tottenham, but there was far better endeavour from the players than they displayed in recent matches. However, Chelsea’s recent away form has been hopeless and the mentality of the players remains to be seen ahead of this match. Even if Chelsea are at their half best, they can profit from Fulham’s defensive mistakes and naivety. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”] Chelsea 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The defensive problems faced by Fulham have not gone away even after the arrival of Claudio Ranieri. Things are not expected to improve without a manager in the dugout. Chelsea can profit from this situation and 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 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
The recent patches for Chelsea have witnessed more contribution from wingers like Pedro and William. The lack of form experienced by Eden Hazard and Gonzalo Higuain is likely to place more pressure on Willian, who was rested for the midweek match against Spurs. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Willian to score the first goal.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Willian at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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