Fulham entertain Watford in Saturday’s early kick-off at Craven Cottage. The hosts have witnessed a testing return to the top-flight with a couple of difficult away trips and they are just two points adrift of the drop zone. Watford, however, are occupying the final Champions League position in the standings but they saw their winning streak cease against Manchester United last weekend. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Fulham went winless for the second game on the bounce as they were thoroughly beaten by Manchester City on the road. Despite putting a defensive shift in the second half, the Cottagers succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the reigning champions.
Meanwhile, Watford saw their perfect start to the season end as they were beaten 2-1 by Manchester United at Vicarage Road. The Hornets were the better side in the second half of that game but goalkeeper David de Gea made crucial saves to deny them a share of the spoils.
Fulham’s previous meeting versus Watford was at Vicarage Road in March 2015 where they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat. The last encounter at Craven Cottage also went in Watford’s favour by an overwhelming 5-0 scoreline. Our betting tips and predictions fancy a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Watford are priced at 2.90 for a win whilst Fulham are 2.37 for the same result. The Hornets have been impressive when it comes to the attacking play but they have been equally vulnerable at the back which may hamper them on the road. As such, we are anticipating a high-scoring draw with Fulham likewise tending to favour playing with an attacking mind-set. Our preview fancies a share of the spoils.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Fulham win odds: 2.37
Watford win odds: 2.90
Correct Score odds
Fulham have witnessed the worst defensive record in the current campaign and they have conceded at least two goals in each of the first five league games. Despite this, we are fancying them to come up with something against Watford, given the form of Aleksandar Mitrovic, and the visitors rarely place an emphasis on the defensive side of their game. Our correct score prediction is to go for a 2-2 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]2-2 draw at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Fulham possess a leaky defence to produce high-scoring games and just one of their previous five matches has witnessed less than three goals. Watford have failed to shut out their opponents in their last four matches – each of which have involved at least three goals. Our total goals prediction fancies more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Aleksandar Mitrovic has been a revelation for Fulham since his return over the summer and he has already notched four goals in the top-flight. The Serbian was ineffective after he came up against a strong opposition in Manchester City last time around but he should fancy his scoring this weekend as the Hornets rarely keep clean sheets. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Mitrovic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Aleksandar Mitrovic at 5.25[/bet_tip_now]
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