Ace Football previews the Premier League game between Fulham and Tottenham and offers betting tips, odds, line-ups, and team news.
Two sides with different ambitions lock horns when Tottenham travel to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham.
Spurs continue to push for a European spot while Fulham remain in a race to save their season and avoid relegation.
Tottenham have hit form at the right time and they are favorites to win this one. After a recent slump, they won have won their last two games in succession and will be aiming for a third on the spin.
Fulham also come into this game in good form, having gone unbeaten in their last five league outings.
There is the potential for a stalemate but Tottenham’s free-flowing form at the moment should see them overcome their London rivals.
Jose Mourinho’s men have scored at least four goals in their last two games and they will be hoping for another similar result.
The reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw and Spurs will be out for the victory this time around.
Fulham Form and Stats
Fulham have really turned their season around and now sit just three points adrift of Newcastle and Brighton with strong hopes of climbing out of the relegation zone if they keep up their form.
Their remarkable run has seen them lose just three of the last 15 games. Their issue has been the number of draws, as they have finished with a share of the points in 10 of the last 15 matches.
They recorded a crucial win over bottom-placed Sheffield United with Ademola Lookman scoring the only goal of the game. However, Fulham have a poor run against the London sides.
Their recent draw with Palace last time out means Fulham haven’t beaten any London teams in their last 21 attempts.
Key Team Stats
- Fulham are undefeated in 12 of their last 15 matches (Premier League).
- Fulham have drawn 10 of their last 15 matches (Premier League).
- Fulham held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw this season (Premier League).
Tottenham Form and Stats
Tottenham had been in poor form in the Premier League, with a 4-0 win against Burnley at the weekend, just their second victory in seven games. There have been five losses in that run.
This run of results has come in between some high-scoring cup performances, but Jose Mourinho’s men have certainly not been firing on all cylinders.
A 4-0 win last Wednesday secured an 8-1 aggregate victory over Austrian side Wolfsberger in the UEFA Europa League.
Tottenham also put four past a solid Burnley side as Gareth Bale continued his recent good form. Bale is the one to watch if his form continues as he has been directly involved in seven goals in his past four games, with four goals and three assists.
Key Team Stats
- Tottenham have lost five of their last seven matches (Premier League).
- Tottenham’s Gareth Bale has scored four goals in his last four matches (all competitions).
- Tottenham have scored at least four goals in their last two games (all competitions).
Fulham: Tom Cairney, Marek Rodak (injured).
Tottenham: Serge Aurier (doubt). Giovanni Lo Celso (injured).
(Note: The image will change to the official XI once they’re both announced)
Tottenham have the historical edge over Fulham, winning 51 and drawing 30 times in 99 games London derbies between the sides. Fulham have won just 18 times.
Tottenham have won 5 of the last 6 games against Fulham in all competitions.
The sides last met in January where Ivan Cavaleiro scored a late header to equalise for Fulham after a Sergio Reguilon goal.