Fulham host Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage to begin the campaign with a proper London derby. Fulham are making a return to the Premier League for the first time since 2013-14 after having spent the last four seasons in the Championship. Palace are looking to extend their six-year stay in the top division and avoiding relegation is the primary objective for Roy Hodgson’s men. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Fulham have been able to make significant additions to the squad in the summer transfer window, but pre-season results have been quite disappointing with the team failing to win any of the last five friendlies.
Even with Crystal Palace making very few inroads in the transfer market, Roy Hodgson has been able to watch his team pick up a strong set of pre-season results. The club are still in the process of bringing in a couple of players before the end of the window.
The last meeting between Fulham and Palace was in 2014 when the two teams played out a 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate win for Fulham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Fulham win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Crystal Palace are given odds of 3.20 for a victory. This is not an attractive price for a club that has never been able to win at Craven Cottage. Fulham may have gone through a disappointing set of pre-season results, but the club are likely to be ready by the time the season kicks off. Home advantage was a decisive factor in getting Fulham back into the Premier League and Slavisa Jokanovic is likely to place a lot of emphasis on getting positive results at home in order to survive in the division. Our preview would opt for a Fulham win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Fulham win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Fulham vs Crystal Palace draw odds: 3.30
Crystal Palace win odds: 3.20
Correct Score odds
As a derby between two London rivals, the match is likely to witness tackles at every part of the pitch. Space is also expected to be at a premium. This is likely to lead to a tight match that has fewer goals. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 2-0 win for Fulham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Fulham 2-0 win at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The nature of the match is likely to be close, tight, and intense. Past meetings between the two clubs may not be a direct reflection of this upcoming match, but the Fulham team do not tend to concede too many goals at Craven Cottage. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Aleksandar Mitrovic has become a key signing for Fulham since he provides a lot of consistency to the team that managed to build a remarkable set of results in the second half of last season. Mitrovic’s Premier League record may not be impressive, but our first goalscorer prediction would back Mitrovic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Mitrovic at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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