Fulham v Crystal Palace Predictions & Betting Odds – 11th August 2018

Cottagers can open top flight campaign in style

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Fulham v Crystal Palace Betting Tips – Premier League, 11th August 3.00pm

The Newly promoted Fulham look in good shape for the season ahead with a positive-minded manager and a good squad assembled. The Londoners will be looking to create a big start of themselves with three points on home soil against the Eagles. Palace have taken something of a relaxed approach to improving their squad over the summer. Will that come back to haunt them in this opener?

Fulham News and Form

Fulham have done a lot of good work over the summer having tweaked and really put some great new assets into their squad. Their big capture was striker Aleksandar Mitrovic who really produced well for them on loan last season. He has arrived on a permanent deal and he is the 7/5 bet365 anytime goalscorer favourite and the youngster is well worth a look* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.). The Cottagers have strengthened their defence as well with Alfie Mawson and Callum Chambers.

The Cottagers overall look to have plenty of quality and depth in their ranks to survive the season in the top flight. They were such a good side going forward last season and everything combined so well over the second half of the season. That’s when they put together a 23 match undefeated streak of form. They like to knock the ball around and they play at pace which means this should be an open game. Over 2.5 goals at 19/20 odds here appeals a lot* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.).

Crystal Palace News and Form

Palace appears to have achieved their goal of not having to sell off Wilfried Zaha which is so important to their fortunes. He missed nine games last season for Palace on the league front and Palace didn’t get a single point out of any of those games. Last season the Eagles had a shocker at the start of the season as they suffered seven straight defeats and didn’t manage a single goal in that sequence of games either.

They have made a decent addition to midfield getting Cheikhou Kouyate from West Ham and they got Germany midfield Max Meyer too on a free. They are pretty much the same other than than that and their defence really hasn’t been bolstered like it needed to be. Both teams to score is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.). At the back end of last season, Palace scored at least two goals in all but one of their last six games.

Fulham v Crystal Palace Head to Head

This will be the first competitive meeting between Fulham and Palace since then 2013/14 Premier League when Fulham came out on top with four points from the two games. Fulham are unbeaten in three games against the Eagles and they are W3 L1 overall in their four previous Premier League games against Palace. Each of the last three have gone over the 2.5 goal line.

Fulham v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Fulham 5/4
Crystal Palace 11/5
Draw 23/10
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.)

Fulham v Crystal Palace Predictions

Fulham to win: We get the feeling that a lot of teams are going to struggle to contain Fulham at Craven Cottage this season and Palace could be the first to find that out. The Eagles haven’t been that positive in the summer while Fulham have been working really hard at putting the pieces together to stay up. Fulham to win & both teams to score.

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