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Reading v Fulham Betting Tips: BTTS, 2017-05-16

Championship Tips
READING v FULHAM Tuesday 16th May 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips The first leg of this Championship semi-final play-off ended up all square 1-1 at Craven Cottage, and now Reading appear to have the slight advantage being at their Madejski Stadium for this evening’s second leg decider. Reading will have been delighted to avoid defeat away at free-scoring Fulham last week particularly as they’d recently suffered defeats at Norwich City 7-1 and 3-2 at Nottingham Forest on their travels, and they’ll now be hoping to register a fifth consecutive win on home turf tonight. Prior to the play-offs, Reading ended their season at home in strong fashion as they racked up wins over Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers, Rotherham United and Wigan Athletic, and they also beat Fulham earlier in the year with a 1-0 win back in January. Royals forwards Kermorgant (18 goals) and McCleary (9 goals) are the danger men in attack for the hosts. Fulham will now look to their attacking instincts here as they look to overcome a pretty well organised Reading defence in their own backyard if they’re to progress to the Championship play-off final as they missed their chance for a lead in last week’s 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage. However, The Cottagers pulled off perhaps the hardest ‘three-card trick’ in their run-in at the end of the Championship regular season with three away wins on the trot at Norwich City, Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday - the latter two clubs also being involved in the play-offs. With this impressive run of recent wins on the road, I fancy Fulham won’t be daunted by their trip to Reading this evening, especially with goalscoring midfielders Cairney (13 goals) and Johansen (11 goals) supporting Martin (10 goals) up front. This tie really could go either way now, but my choice is for both teams to score here as they chase the win. Pick: Both teams to score @ 1.64 Unibet
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Fulham v Reading Betting Tips: 1, 2017-05-13

Craven Cottage (Fulham)
FULHAM v READING Saturday 13th May 2017 - Kickoff: 1730hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips This weekend marks the start of the Championship play-offs and my first pick features Fulham taking on Reading in the first leg at Craven Cottage on Saturday evening with the hosts looking to continue their recent blistering form. Fulham have flown under the radar for the majority of their Championship campaign, but their profile has risen in recent weeks as they’ve hit a purple patch of form to grab a play-off place having racked up six wins from their last eight matches of the regular season, scoring plenty of goals in the process. In fact, Fulham have scored 19 goals in these last eight matches, while their form at Craven Cottage stands at  10-8-5  45/32, and they finished the season level on goals scored (85) with promoted Newcastle United and 8th placed Norwich City. Look out for goalscoring midfielders Cairney (12 goals) and Johansen (11 goals) along with forward Martin (10 goals). Visitors Reading finished in third place in the English second tier but eight points adrift of eventual runners-up Brighton as the Berkshire outfit prepare for their two-legged play-off semi-final with free-scoring Fulham on Saturday. Reading’s successful season was largely built upon a solid defensive unit, especially at their Madejski Stadium, which perhaps is unsurprising given they’re managed by former Manchester United defender, Jaap Stam. However, The Royals’ away results have been inconsistent throughout this campaign, and they’ll do well to contain a rampant Fulham at Craven Cottage on the back of their away record which currently stands at  10-2-11  33/48. Fulham tend not to deal in draws as it’s either win or lose on the road, and I’ll back the former here this evening with Fulham taking a lead into the second leg. Pick: Fulham to win @ 1.65 bet365
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Newcastle v Fulham Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2017-03-11

Rafael Benitez
NEWCASTLE UNITED v FULHAM Saturday 11th March 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Newcastle United extended their unbeaten record in the Championship to 11 matches during the week when they earned a point away at Reading in a 0-0 stalemate as The Magpies remain top of the division and a 9-point lead over third placed Huddersfield Town. Newcastle return to their St James’ Park ground on Saturday afternoon to take on 7th placed Fulham who sit on the fringes of the play-off pack, but with a good home record of  11-2-4  37/17 under their belts, Newcastle look the favourites for the points here. Throw in a run of six home games without defeat along with the firepower of Gayle (21 goals) and goalscoring midfielder Ritchie (9 goals), and you can see why they look well placed to add to their points tally this afternoon. Visitors Fulham currently sit just outside the play-off pack five points adrift of Sheffield Wednesday, so they’ll be looking for at least a point when they make the long trip up to the north east on Saturday, particularly as they’re currently unbeaten in their last six in the Championship. Recent wins over Wigan Athletic, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Preston North End have lifted The Cottagers within striking distance of the play-offs as they look to make a late bid for a top six finish. Fulham have also performed pretty well away from home against teams situated in the top half of the division too as their record in such circumstances currently stands at  2-3-1 11/9, but they’ve lost their last three visits to St James’ Park in 1-0, 1-0 and 2-1 defeats respectively. Pick: Newcastle United AH-0.25 @ 1.62 Bet Victor
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Reading v Fulham Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 24 January 2017

Championship Tips
Tuesday 23rd January 2016 Kickoff: 1945hrs Reading v Fulham Football – England – Championship The battle for the playoff spots is starting to really get going in the Championship with as many as 11 teams still very much with a live chance of finishing in one of those four spots. With Newcastle and Brighton seemingly well ahead of the rest in the league this term, it’s unlikely – barring a collapse from one of those – that anyone will break their hold on the automatic promotion spots meaning the only realistic route for two of those 11 teams, Reading and Fulham, is via the playoffs and the three points on offer on Tuesday are crucial in their efforts. Reading have stuttered of late losing two consecutive games in the Championship for the first time since the middle of August. Defeats at home to QPR and away to Derby look to have put paid to any hopes of automatic promotion they may have had coming into 2017 as it means the Royals are now 11 points behind second place Brighton. There is obviously a long way to go and plenty of points to play for but Jaap Stam’s men simply have to get back to winning ways, not least because the teams behind them are queuing up for a place in the top six. Defeat to Derby on Saturday means they are now just two points ahead of that opponent but Reading do have this game in hand which could give them a bit more breathing space as a win would lift them back into third spot ahead of Huddersfield and Leeds. What Stam’s men cannot afford to do is extend this losing run, particularly as it comes against a team who are not awfully far away from them in the league table. When previewing the Championship at the start of the season Fulham were one of the teams I felt would struggle to make an impact but they have proved me completely wrong. Slavia Jokanovic took over as head coach in the summer and he’s wasted little time in getting his message and philosophy across to his players. The Cottagers have been one of the most entertaining and visually impressing teams to watch in the division so far and it’s been successful as well. When you consider this club flirted with relegation for long spells last season the fact they are in with a realistic chance of finishing in the top six more than halfway through this campaign then it’s a pretty stunning turnaround in a little over six months. Since the middle of October, Fulham have lost just three of 15 and two of those defeats have come against second place Brighton. One major concern for Jokanovic is the size of his squad which may well be stretched if and when there are a number of injuries and suspensions kick in and he may well look to the last few days of this window as an opportunity to bring another couple of bodies in to help ease that pressure.

Reading v Fulham Betting Tips

This game was originally scheduled for the 30th of December but had to be abandoned in the first half due to heavy fog. As it is, they will try for a second time on Tuesday with both clubs hoping to make up some points on the teams around them. To illustrate just how competitive the battle for third to sixth is likely to be between now and May, a Brighton win at home on the same night then there will be fewer points between sixth and 13th as there will be between second and third. QPR done a job on Reading a couple of weeks back but I’m not sure a backs to the wall type of performance is in Fulham’s DNA as they look to dominate possession and use their technically gifted footballers to make the difference. That may well suit Reading better and allow their own attackers some more freedom in the final third. They will be out for revenge having been thumped 5-0 at Craven Cottage in early December and whilst a repeat of that score line is pretty unrealistic for either side, I do expect there to be a few goals in this game. Games involving Reading and Fulham in the Championship this year both average well over 2.5 goals and it’s a trend that I see continuing on Tuesday. Both teams are much better on the front foot and the nature of this game in hand should ensure a fast tempo from the outset.
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Fulham v Rotherham Betting Tips: 1, 2016-12-13

Championship Tips
FULHAM v ROTHERHAM UNITED Tuesday 13th December 2016 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips If other results go their way, Tuesday night’s hosts Fulham could move into one of the play-off positions in the Championship if they manage to take all three points against a beleaguered Rotherham United outfit at Craven Cottage. Fulham currently sit in 10th place in the English second tier and hold an average looking home record of  3-4-3  18/13 but this record can take a step better towards improvement if they beat Rotherham on Tuesday night. With The Cottagers currently enjoying a run of four matches without defeat on home turf, which includes heavy defeats inflicted upon Huddersfield Town 5-0 and the same scoreline dealt out to Reading, they’ll certainly fancy their chances of putting a few past Rotherham as well! Onto Rotherham United and they still remain bottom of the Championship but now find themselves ten points adrift of safety already as we enter the busy Christmas and New Year schedule. Despite Rotherham recording their second win of the season on the weekend with a 1-0 home win over Ipswich Town, The Millermen have been cast adrift from the rest of the league and they face a mountain to climb if they’re to avoid relegation. A woeful away record of  0-1-9 9/30 certainly hasn’t done them any favours in their bid to climb out of the bottom three (or to even lift themselves off the bottom of the league table), and in addition they’ve also failed to score on four occasions on their travels. A failure to keep a single clean sheet away from home so far this season also adds to their misery and they could well come a cropper against a free-scoring Fulham outfit on Tuesday night. Pick: Fulham to win @ 1.45 Unibet
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Fulham v Newcastle United Betting Tips: 2 AH-0.25, 2016-08-05

Championship Tips
FULHAM v NEWCASTLE UNITED Friday 5th August 2016 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Friday night marks the return of the long-awaited English domestic season, and the Championship kicks things off with an intriguing fixture between Fulham and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage with both teams looking to improve upon last season’s campaigns. Fulham finished a very disappointing fifth from bottom at the end of last season but it could have been worse had current manager Slavia Jokanovic not steadied the ship; former manager Kit Symons was sacked back in November last year as he failed to build upon a promising start at the helm. The Cottagers finished with a home record of  8-5-10  36/36 and will again be relying upon their leading goalscorer Ross McCormack who should get support from former Hull City marksman Sone Aluko. Newcastle United start August back in the Championship following their disastrous Premier League campaign which ended in relegation at the end of last season. It’s been six years since The Magpies were in the English second tier and they’ll be desperate to bounce back up into the big-time at the first time of asking. Rafa Benitez has stuck around to oversee promotion or bust, but if things don’t go their way early on, it’ll be interesting to see which comes first - Benitez leaves or gets sacked! Most of last season’s Premier League squad are still around, and former Coventry City striker Alan Armstrong (20 goals last season) has joined the club. Striker Mitrovic is strong in the air and he should make more of an impression at this level, particularly against a fragile defence such as Fulham’s. Pick: Newcastle United AH-0.25 @ 1.77 Bet Victor
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Fulham v Ipswich Betting Tips: 2 AH0, 2015-12-15

Championship Tips
FULHAM v IPSWICH TOWN  Tuesday 15th December 2015 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Fulham were held to an entertaining 2-2 draw at home by Brentford on Saturday afternoon but Stuart Gray’s side have now gone six matches without a win in the Championship as they've lost three and drawn three. This recent spate of defeats and draws have resulted in Fulham dropping down the league table to 17th place and another defeat tonight could have the Cottagers starting to look nervously over their shoulders at the teams below them. Fulham’s home record reads an ordinary  3-4-3  18/18 with just one home win from their last six at Craven Cottage which was a 4-2 win over Reading towards the end of October. Draws with Leeds United, Preston North End and Brentford have not been enough to lift Fulham into the top half of the Championship. Visitors Ipswich Town bounced back from their recent defeat at home to Middlesbrough with a 1-0 win away at MK Dons which has lifted the Tractor Boys into sixth place and a play-off position as we head into the Christmas period. Ipswich will now not only be keen to cement their current play-off position, but also to make up ground on the rest of the pack as they are four points adrift of Burnley ahead of tonight’s set of fixtures. Ipswich’s away record stands at a reasonable  5-2-3  16/16 and they've also won their last there away matches on the trot with wins at Rotherham United, Charlton Athletic and of course MK Dons, while forwards Pitman, Sears and Murphy could cause a few problems here tonight. I’ll back Ipswich with the draw no bet option here as they look the more likely to take the points. Pick: Ipswich Town AH0 @ 1.88 Bet Victor
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Burnley v Fulham Betting Tips: 1, 2015-11-02

Championship Tips
BURNLEY v FULHAM Tuesday 2nd November 2015 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Burnley continued their pursuit of automatic promotion in the Championship on Saturday when they grabbed all three points in a 2-1 home win over Huddersfield Town to move within two points of league leaders Brighton. Burnley now boast an impressive home record of  5-1-1 13/7 as a result and seem to be reaping the rewards of sticking with manager Sean Dyche despite relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season - a decision many bigger clubs would perhaps do well to follow instead of a knee-jerk reaction. The Clarets are now unbeaten in their last five matches with earlier wins over Rotherham United, Bolton and Blackburn Rovers while forward Andre Gray (8 goals) has been a fine capture from Brentford and may notch again tonight. Fulham have again been a little disappointing this campaign as they sit in 10th spot and some way off their expectations of challenging for a play-off spot. However, the Cottagers have put together a useful five-match unbeaten run recently which includes back-to-back wins over Reading and Bristol City. Fulham remain inconsistent on their travels though as their overall away record of  2-3-2  13/10 indicates while their successes on the road so far have been limited to wins at Rotherham United and Bristol City who are both situated in the bottom four of the Championship. To put it bluntly, I expect another Burnley win here, and until the Clarets let me down at Turf Moor, I’ll continue to back them as their momentum continues on home turf. Pick: Burnley straight win @ 1.95 Bet Victor
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Fulham v QPR Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 2015-09-25

Championship Tips
Fulham v QPR Friday 25th September – Kickoff: 1945hrs Football – England – Championship This may not be the biggest or most glamorous of London derbies, but it will mean plenty to both sets of supporters. In terms of the Championship – and league placings – Fulham come into this game four points behind QPR, but they have played a game less, so a win for them on Friday would see them right on the heels of their rivals. Kit Symons has been in charge of Fulham for just over a year, and has done a reasonable job – most notably guiding them to safety last season. The expectation was that the Cottagers would kick on and look to challenge for a play-off spot this time around. A slow start to the new campaign had people questioning whether or not Symons is the right man to take them forward, but the last few weeks have been a bit more encouraging. Back-to-back wins in the league against Rotherham and Blackburn followed on from a comfortable success in the League Cup against lower league opposition. Since then, they have lost away to Sheffield Wednesday, in the Championship, and at home to Stoke in the Cup. There were positives to take from both performances, however. Having previewed QPR’s recent home game with Blackburn, not much has changed in terms of the inconsistencies that have plagued Rangers’ season. They drew that particular match 2-2, having gone behind twice. Their weekend fixture saw them draw again, but it will have been looked on more positively as it came away to Hull – a team who are currently fourth in the table. What may have frustrated manager Chris Ramsey is that his team failed to build on a winning position having taken the lead through another Charlie Austin goal. On a positive note, it is another game without defeat and means they have lost just once in their last seven league games. If they can start to turn some of those single points into three, they will certainly be capable of challenging for the play-offs – at they very least. This has the makings of a very entertaining and open contest between two clubs whose strengths lie in attack. Fulham have yet to keep a clean sheet in any of the their seven championship games this season, but they have managed to score in every game, too. Their opponents on Friday have also been involved in games with plenty of goals, racking up 27 in the eight games they have played to date.

Fulham v QPR Betting Tips

Interestingly, this is the first time these two clubs have met each other at this level since 2001. The four meetings in-between have occurred in the top-flight which is an indication of the ambition and success that both Fulham and QPR have had in the last decade or so. If they are to be competing in the Premier League in 12 month time, these are the type of games they will be looking to win. I have alluded to the attacking nature of both teams and I think that’s the best place to look for a wager on Friday. Charlie Austin is sitting tip of the top scorers list, and could have a terrific campaign if kept fit. He will be a massive threat for the home defence – one which I doubt they will be able to stop. At the other end, QPR have kept only one clean sheet in four away games, and have struggled for the majority of the season in defence. Both teams to score is a little on the skinny side for my liking, so opt for Over 2.5 goals instead – a bet that has been successful in five of QPR’s eight games, and five of Fulham’s seven. Over 2.5 goals 4/5 @ Coral
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Hull City v Fulham Betting Tips: 1, 2015-08-19

Championship Tips
HULL CITY v FULHAM Wednesday 19th August 2015 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Hull City have started their new Championship campaign in promising fashion as they registered a first-day-of-the-season win at home over Huddersfield Town 2-0 which they then followed up with a valuable point away at Wolves on Sunday afternoon. Hull’s point away at Molineux could prove to be a good result over the course of this season as Wolves are expected to be one of the challengers for at least a play-off place this term, while Hull now return to their KC Stadium to entertain Fulham this evening. Hull are unbeaten in their last four on home turf at this level having registered a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough back in 2013 along with draws against Bristol City and Cardiff City. Look to striker Jelavic to perhaps score tonight as he latches onto the work done by Huddlestone and El Mohamady pulling the strings in midfield. Visitors Fulham lost 2-1 at home to high-flying Brighton at the weekend which means the Cottagers have taken just one pont from the first two matches of the Championship season, following an opening day 1-1 draw away at Cardiff City. But the pressure is now on manager Kit Symons this season following his appointment to replace former boss Felix Magath which saw an immediate improvement - at first. But just two away wins from their last 13 away matches is not the kind of form the fans are used to, and a few more disappointing results for the London club could see Symons’ position come under fire. Fulham’s away record ended up on a disappointing  5-5-13  26/45 and they could find it difficult to match the better teams in the division on their travels again unless striker Ross McCormack starts firing. Hull City with home advantage and a quality striker in Jelavic at this level should be too much for a Fulham outfit who are still trying to find more consistency under Symons. Hull to take this perhaps 1-0. Pick: Hull City straight win @ 1.75 Ladbrokes
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