By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 3rd October 2018
Arsenal will travel to the Midlands to face Fulham at Craven Cottage this Saturday at 12pm. Unai Emery’s team are on winning high, yet they face a stubborn Fulham side, who will want to cement a home win against the Gunners
Fulham vs Arsenal: Odds and predictions
William Hill’s betting tipsters have wagered that Slaviša Jokanović’s side will struggle with odds of 18/3, whilst Arsenal are our pick at 10/3, with a potential draw projected at 4/6.
The Gunners have won five consecutive matches in the Premier League under Emery, and Fulham will face them in their prime.
The first of our Fulham vs Arsenal predictions see the North-London side sweeping away the Midland club, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang making it onto the score-sheet.
The Gabonese forward has been tipped to score first, trading at 7/2, after clinching a brace of goals in his opening seven games.
But Fulham also have attacking players to challenge Arsenal, and they will need to provide them with chances to convert into goals, if they are to gain anything from the game.
Ryan Sessegnon, Fulham’s 18-year-old sensation, will be one to keep an eye on.
The Englishman possesses pace and strength in the attacking third that could threaten Arsenal’s winning ways, and we’re making him our pick to score.
But with risky odds of 18/1, scroll down and you might find something better to wager on.
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Arsenal have swept aside Fulham in recent fixtures.
Yet with the Cottagers displaying a more prolific attacking line-up, combined with the defensive problems inherent in Arsenal’s back-four, Jokanović’s side could make this a difficult outing for the Gunners.
Peruse our match bets and decide on who you think will emerge as victors come Saturday.
Fulham vs Arsenal match tips: Predicted score, best bet, scorer
Predicted score: Arsenal to win 2-1, trading @ 7/1
Our traders are betting that Arsenal will continue their winning streak against Fulham by two goals to one.
Given that they have struggled to keep clean sheets in their recent games, we’re forecasting that they will not emerge unscathed.
Key to Fulham’s goal-scoring chances will be their midfield players, with a specific focus on the the Ivorian, Jean-Michael Seri.
Yet even with their key players operating at peak efficiency, our latest Fulham vs Arsenal predictions see the Gunners our pick to claim all three points.
Fulham are one of just two teams yet to keep a Premier League clean sheet this season, along with Brighton.
In facing a potent Arsenal attack, things don’t look too good for the Cottagers.
Leading the Arsenal battle charge is Alexandre Lacazette.
The Frenchman has already bagged two goals in his opening four Premier League performances, and as part of our Fulham vs Arsenal predictions we’re making him our pick to score all of Arsenal’s goals.
Predicted scorer: Aleksander Mitrovic to score first
Fulham fans will have hope for a potential upset over Arsenal, and their main man, Aleksander Mitrovic, will surely be up to the task.
Not only does he possess pace and strength on the ball, but also a clinical striking technique that often ends in chances being converted into goals.
The Serbian has scored nine goals in his last 10 league appearances for Fulham at Craven Cottage, and pre-match verdicts based on form suggest that he’ll be a handful for Arsenal’s central defenders, chiefly Shkodran Mustafi.
Fulham vs Arsenal stats: Opta
- Arsenal have won only one of their last eight away London derbies in the Premier League (D2 L5), winning 3-2 at Crystal Palace in December 2017.
- Arsenal have a 51.3% win rate in Premier League London derbies (123/240) – the best in the division. Meanwhile, Fulham have the lowest win rate in these games (20.8% – 25/120).
- In the Premier League this season, Arsenal concede on average 0.5 goals per 90 minutes when Lucas Torreira is on the pitch, compared to 2.2 per 90 when he isn’t. Both of Arsenal’s clean sheets in the league this season have been when the Uruguayan has played the full 90 minutes.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.