West Ham v Fulham Betting Tips: 1, 2019-02-22

Premier League Tips

WEST HAM v FULHAM
Premier League
Friday 22nd February 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: West Ham to win
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.86 (odds taken at 00:51 GMT, 22 Feb 2019)

The second match being played in Friday night’s Premier League sees an all-London affair between West Ham and Fulham as the betting tips continue at the London Stadium with the hosts no doubt keen to take advantage of Fulham’s predicament and return to winning ways on home turf here.

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West Ham Prediction

Although West Ham come into this Friday night encounter having gone four matches without a win in the Premier League which includes recent defeats to Bournemouth and Wolves, they’ve since recovered to pick up points in back-to-back draws with Liverpool and Crystal Palace which has maintained their position in the top half of the Premier League.

It’s worth bearing in mind also, that West Ham’s recent 2-0 and 3-0 losses to Bournemouth and Wolves respectively were both away from home while at their London Stadium, The Hammers possess a record that stands at 5-3-5 18/19 which they’ll be keen to further improve upon in this fixture with Fulham.

The hosts have suffered just one defeat from their last six matches in the top flight at their London Stadium which was a slightly surprising 2-0 loss to Watford, but wins against Cardiff City, Crystal Palace and most impressive of all, Arsenal, have meant that West Ham have avoided any late season relegation drama this time around.

Just as important is the return to fitness of striker Arnautovic (7 goals) who was linked with a lucrative move to China which eventually fell through, as well as the goalscoring form of midfielder Anderson (8 goals) and forward Hernandez (4 goals).

 

Key-Facts – West Ham v Fulham

  • West Ham have lost just 1 of their last 6 matches at the London Stadium
  • Fulham possess the worst defensive record away from home in the EPL
  • Fulham have lost 10 of their last 11 matches on the road

 

Fulham Prediction

Fulham slumped to a fifth defeat in six matches in the Premier League last time out at Craven Cottage when they lost 3-0 to Manchester United, as the hosts squandered a couple of great opportunities in front of goal in the first half, and then surrendered tamely to United as they ran out of ideas in the second half.

Perhaps more poignant was the fans’ audible discontent at manager Claudio Ranieri’s tactics while the presence of German midfielder Schurrle was an awkward situation for all involved with the club following his controversial interview in the days leading up to the fixture which indicated he’d be on his way once Fulham were relegated.

It looks even more likely that Fulham will go straight back down to the Championship as there’s been very little evidence of Ranieri being able to turn The Cottagers’ situation around as they sit second from bottom and now eight points adrift of Cardiff City and safety.

The visitors are still without an away win this season (the only side in the Premier League to date), as they possess a poor away record of 0-2-11 8/32 which also includes the worst defensive record on the road as well as failing to score in 7 of their 13 away matches so far.

Betting Tips Verdict

West Ham can return to winning ways here against a Fulham side whose cracks are now becoming glaringly obvious.


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