By Maryam Naz
17th January 2019
Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham will be looking to bounce back with a victory after last week’s defeat to Manchester United against Fulham. Given that they have been languishing at the bottom of the league table, the Cottagers could be the perfect punching bag for Spurs to return to winning ways.
Fulham vs Tottenham: odds and predictions
The Lillywhites are betting as 8/13 favourites in our Fulham vs Tottenham predictions and betting tips, despite being dealt short odds. Meanwhile, their opponents are trading as 5/1 outsiders, with the odds about a draw wagering at 14/5.
Last week’s defeat was a sobering one for Pochettino’s men, and with Son Heung-min now off to the Asian Cup, Spurs are now without another one of their star playmakers.
To add to their woes, Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane have all been sidelined with injuries. Doubts over whether they’ll make a return to fitness in time for this Sunday’s game could force Pochettino’s hand in rotating the squad.
Nevertheless, the inclusion of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen – both midfielders with a flair for attacking creativity – means that there is a strong chance that the Cottagers could be starring at another defeat on home turf.
Fulham vs Tottenham head-to-head (most recent first) Tottenham 3-1 Fulham, Fulham 0-3 Tottenham, Tottenham 3-1 Fulham, Fulham 1-2 Tottenham, Tottenham 0-1 Fulham
Fulham vs Tottenham match betting: score, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Tottenham to win 3-0, trading @ 28/1
Considering Pochettino’s track record against newly-promoted sides, the odds do not look to be in Fulham’s favour.
Indeed, Spurs are unbeaten in their last 2o Premier League away games (W17, D3) against promoted sides, and despite having noticeable absentees in the team, are betting as strong favourites to add to that tally.
Claudio Ranieri’s men might have a potential source of attacking relief via Aleksandr Mitrovic, but their leaky defence will, and has, proven to be their own downfall.
Best bet: Over 2.5 goals scored, betting @ 10/11
All bar one of the last five games in this fixture has seen Spurs score three goals, which is why the second segment of our Fulham vs Tottenham predictions and betting tips are forecasting over 2.5 goals to be scored in the game.
The goalscoring source will need to originate from the likes of Alli and Eriksen, but given the attacking nature of their defenders, corners and freekicks could be just as fruitful for Spurs, leading us nicely onto our last betting tip.
Predicted scorer: Kieran Trippier our pick to score first @ 25/1
Given that the English international scored in last season’s 3-1 victory over the Cottagers, combined with his obvious attacking flair and the absence of the likes of Kane and Moura makes him our projected player to score.
While Trippier has three assists to his name, his obvious attacking capabilities will make him an ideal candidate to score, and the last of our Fulham vs Tottenham predictions expect this to play out.
Fulham vs Tottenham stats: Opta
- After an unbeaten run of eight home games against them, Fulham have lost each of their last four Premier League games against Tottenham on home soil.
- Tottenham have won nine of their last 10 Premier League meetings with Fulham, losing only in March 2013 at White Hart Lane (0-1).
- Fulham have lost their last six Premier League London derbies – only QPR have ever lost more consecutively in the top-flight (7 between August 1995 and January 1996).
- Tottenham lost their last Premier League London derby (2-4 vs Arsenal in December) having won their last seven in a row before that.
- Fulham are looking to win consecutive home games in the Premier League for the first time since April 2013.
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.