Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Claudio Ranieri takes charge at Fulham for the first time as they host Southampton at Craven Cottage this weekend. The former Leicester City manager has made a return to the Premier League for the first time since leaving the Foxes. He takes over Fulham with the club at the bottom of the table. Southampton remain just outside the bottom three owing to slightly better goal difference than Crystal Palace. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Fulham came up with an improved performance against Liverpool but still came away with a 2-0 defeat. This was the seventh consecutive defeat in all competitions and manager Slavisa Jokanovic lost his job as a result.
Southampton came extremely close to getting a first victory in the league since the start of September, but a late equaliser from Watford ended up producing a 1-1 draw at the St Mary’s Stadium.
The recent game between Fulham and Southampton was in the FA Cup back in January 2018 when the Saints picked up a 1-0 victory at Craven Cottage. Southampton’s last league visit to this ground was in 2014 when they managed a 3-0 victory. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Fulham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Fulham win at 2.55[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton are at a price of 2.80 to win this match. Even though the Saints have come up with some decent performances in recent games, Claudio Ranieri’s presence may just inspire Fulham to only their second league win of the campaign. Fulham have a strong squad which is capable of beating most Premier League teams on their day, but their low confidence levels coupled with naïve defending do not give much scope for positivity. Yet, a new manager’s presence and home advantage makes our preview go with a win for Fulham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Fulham win at 2.55[/bet_tip_now]
Fulham vs Southampton draw odds: 3.20
Southampton win odds: 2.80
Correct Score odds
The Fulham team have been unable to score in the last three games against Southampton, who have netted six goals during the same period. However, this Saints team have been extremely low on goals with only Huddersfield scoring fewer goals from the first 12 matches. Fulham are also no better but they have plenty of attacking talent like Ryan Sessegnon and Aleksandar Mitrovic, who were a threat against Liverpool. Our correct score prediction would go with a Fulham 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Fulham 2-0 win at 15.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This is a game between two teams that have scored under a goal per game in the two league matches so far this season. Even with the new manager factor, Fulham may not be exuberant going forward. Our total goals prediction expects under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Aleksandar Mitrovic came close to scoring against Liverpool on a couple of occasions. Even though he has been unable to score since the goal against Watford in the middle of September, he has been scoring on the international front – including during the recent international break. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Aleksandar Mitrovic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Aleksandar Mitrovic at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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