Fulham vs Aston Villa Predictions & Betting Odds – 4th January 2020

Cottagers can take out struggling Villains

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Fulham vs Aston Villa Betting Tips – FA Cup, 4th January 3.01pm

Aston Villa are facing some relegation struggles in the Premier League and this is not an easy FA Cup third round draw which they have been handed. The Villains will go to Craven Cottage to face Championship side Fulham. The Cottagers are on a good promotion push in the second tier and are likely to cause Villa some problems. Read our predictions for Fulham vs Aston Villa.

Fulham vs Aston Villa Betting Odds*

Fulham 11/10
Aston Villa 9/4
Draw 11/4

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Fulham News and Form – Can the Cottagers take out Villa?

Championship promotion hopefuls Fulham will probably be relishing this fixture. This is the second time this season that they will have faced Premier League opposition. The Cottagers lost at home against Southampton in the EFL Cup back in August, but will probably be sending out a stronger line up for this contest. Fulham have taken a win in four of their last six home games in all competitions and they have only failed to score in one of their last eleven at Craven Cottage. They recently produced a superb home success over Championship leaders Leeds in league action.

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In two of the last three seasons, they have faced a home game against Premier League opposition in the FA Cup. Fulham lost those fixtures against Spurs and Southampton. Last season they bowed out at the third round stage against Oldham. It leaves them with just one victory in their last seven home games in the competition, which is obviously nothing to shout about. But they have shaped up pretty well on home soil in this campaign and in taking on an Aston Villa side which has shown to be really short of quality at the back, Fulham should be in this tie.

Fulham vs Aston Villa Head to Head

Fulham have won three of the last four meetings
The last time they met was in the 2018 Championship play-off final
The FA Cup head to head is at one win each
Aston Villa are winless in their last seven trips to Craven Cottage in all competitions

 

Key-Facts – Fulham vs Aston Villa

  • Fulham have won one of their last seven FA Cup home games
  • Villa have lost their four FA Cup fixtures, scoring just one goal
  • The Cottagers have scored in 10 of their last 11 ome games

 

Aston Villa News and Form – Can Villa survive London trip?

The Villains are in a big fight to sustain their Premier League stats this season. The problem with them hasn’t been putting the ball in the back of the net, it has been keeping it out. Only two sides have conceded more Premier League goals than the Villains have done this season. How will they now fare against a Championship attack? Aston Villa have lost five of their last seven road games (W1 D1), which were all in the Premier League.

They have produced a bit of cup form in the EFL Cup this season, posting away wins at Crewe and Brighton, before taking home wins over Wolves and then a Liverpool youth side. The away form of Villa in the FA Cup, however, needs to be put under the microscope. They have taken a D1 L4 record in their last five away games in the competition, conceding at least two goals in each of those four defeats in the sequence. Home and away combined, Aston Villa have only managed one success in their last seven FA Cup fixtures and last season they bowed out in the third round against Championship side Swansea.

Fulham vs Aston Villa Tips & Odds

Home win at 11/10
Fulham to win & both teams to score at 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 2nd 2020 at 2:49 p.m.)

Fulham vs Aston Villa Predictions

Fulham to win: Fulham are well worth a poke in this one. The home crowd at Craven Cottage could really push them towards victory here. They have had a decent season on home turf and with Villa having a really porous defence, the home win appeals.


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