Fulham V Southampton Betting Tips: Both Teams to Score – 27 August 2019

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Fulham V Southampton

Tuesday 27th August 2019 – 19:45 Kick-Off
English League Cup
Pick: Both Teams to Score
Odds: 3/4
Bookmaker: Bet365

1 X 2
33/20 12/5 29/20

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of 26th August 2019 at 22:50)

Preview: In a repeat of their meeting in last season’s Premier League, Fulham entertain Southampton at Craven Cottage in the second round of the League Cup.

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Fulham Preview – Cottagers to bounce back from weekend defeat?

There won’t have been too many moments to savour from last season’s ill-fated league campaign in the Premier League, one which returned only seven victories as the club made a swift return to the second tier. Yet a thrilling 3-2 victory earned against Southampton at Craven Cottage could be classified under one of the more memorable moments, as an inspired Aleksandar Mitrovic fired The Cottagers to a rare triumph.

The Serbian forward would finish 2018-19 with a respectable return of 11 goals in 39 league appearances. To be honest, it was surprising he stuck it out in West London over the summer. Fulham fans will be grateful he has because the 24-year-old has been arguably the standout performer for them in the early stages of the season, netting in all but one fixture so far.

One of those strikes did come at the weekend, although it was a late consolation goal in the end in a 2-1 defeat at home to Nottingham Forest. That loss coming as something of a surprise, with Fulham on a three-game winning streak at the time, having previously recorded wins over Blackburn (2-0), Huddersfield (1-2) and Fulham (4-0). Their opening fixture, meanwhile, resulted in a 1-0 loss away to Barnsley.

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Southampton Preview – Saints to go marching on after securing first win of the season?

Although they did go down 3-2 on their most recent visit to West London, Southampton do possess a very handy recent record against Fulham, with that aforementioned loss the only time they have suffered defeat at the hands of The Cottagers in the last eight meetings in all competitions. Four of the most recent five, meanwhile, all ended with a winning outcome, with all four achieved without conceding a goal.

That same outcome here – a Southampton win to nil – is an attractive proposition at 15/4 with Betvictor when you consider how often it has landed in recent meetings. It would have been a winning bet at the weekend as well. A 2-0 win away to Brighton will have eased some of the pressure the team were previously under following a poor start to the new season, failing to register any points from earlier encounters with Burnley (L3-0) and Liverpool (L1-2).

Just how much we can read into that performance against Brighton we don’t really know, as Southampton played around an hour with a numerical advantage and could have fallen behind before half-time were it not for VAR intervention. A win is a win, though. It was probably more than they deserved as well, as they were unfortunate to suffer such a harsh scoreline at Burnley, while they could so easily have taken something from their contest with Liverpool on another day.

Fulham V Southampton Key Facts:

  • Fulham had a three-game winning streak ended at the weekend when losing 2-1 at home to Nottingham Forest.
  • Southampton earned their first win of the season by beating Brighton 2-0 away on Saturday.
  • Four of the previous five league and cup meetings were won by Southampton, although the last one staged in Fulham ended in a 3-2 victory for the home side.

 

Betting Summary

Fulham’s momentum was stopped in its track at the weekend when they were surprisingly beaten at home by Nottingham Forest. Even in defeat, striker Aleksandar Mitrovic still found his way on to the scoresheet for the fourth match in succession. The Serbian could be a proper handful in this match, facing an opponent he scored twice against at Craven Cottage last season.

Southampton secured a vital win at Brighton on Saturday, which was their first of the season and should go some way to alleviating the pressure on the players. It could have been a different outcome had their opponents not been reduced to ten men though. That was also their first clean sheet of the campaign, after conceding three away at Burnley on the opening weekend of the Premier League season before an unfortunate loss at home to Liverpool next time out saw them ship two.

As is often the case with this competition, much depends on the strength of the respective line-ups. Neither of them have produced many assured performances in defence, though, which gives the impression a similar scoreline to when they last met in West London, that 3-2 scoreline in favour of the hosts back in November, could be a distinct possibility.


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