Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
West Ham host Fulham at the London Stadium in what promises to be a feisty London derby. There is an enormous difference between these two London rivals in terms of league positions, as West Ham look to sustain a top-10 place while Fulham have been in the bottom three for most of the season. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
West Ham once again displayed the inconsistency that has plagued the team for quite a while after only managing a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The Hammers would consider themselves lucky to have come away with a point after being put under pressure for most of the game.
Despite a strong start, Fulham were soundly beaten 3-0 by Manchester United at Craven Cottage in their last league outing. This was the fifth defeat in six matches for Claudio Ranieri’s men.
The reverse fixture witnessed West Ham getting a 2-0 victory at Craven Cottage. Fulham’s last away match against the Hammers was back in 2013 when they lost 3-0 at Upton Park. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a victory for West Ham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]West Ham win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Fulham are highly likely to go down with only two teams with a 17-point return at this stage of the season managing to avoid relegation. The Cottagers remain naive at the back even after Claudio Ranieri, who is famed for putting up strong defences, came to the club. West Ham are very inconsistent but the club should welcome back Marko Arnautovic, who has completed 90 minutes of action only once this year. Our preview would go with a success for West Ham due to home advantage.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]West Ham win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
West Ham vs Fulham draw odds: 3.75
Fulham win odds: 4.00
Correct Score odds
West Ham have not been offensively great of late with the team only managing two goals in the last four league matches. Fulham may be creating a lot of opportunities on the counter-attack, but the offence has been unable to take most of the chances that have come their way. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 2-0 win for the home team.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]West Ham 2-0 win at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Fulham have a strong counter-attacking presence in the team but they have been unable to finish off chances that come their way. West Ham are expected to recall Marko Arnautovic’s offensive threat but this alone is not expected to ramp up the goals in this match. This London derby will also see a lot of tackles flying in and this should disrupt momentum. 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 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Arnautovic was only on the bench against Crystal Palace and the Austrian has featured very little since the January transfer window brought about major problems surrounding his future. However, West Ham’s lack of creativity without the 29-year-old is quite obvious and he is expected to be recalled to the starting line-up for this match. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Arnautovic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Marko Arnautovic at 4.75[/bet_tip_now]
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