West Ham United vs Fulham
Friday 22nd February 2019
FA Premier League, London Stadium
Live on Sky Sports Premier League HD – Kick-Off: 19:45 GMT
West Ham United vs Fulham: West Ham will be looking to end a run of five games without a win when they host relegation strugglers Fulham at the London Stadium on Friday night.
The Hammers haven’t tasted victory since their impressive 1-0 win over Arsenal on January 12. Since two draws and three defeats have seen Manuel Pelligrini’s side drop to tenth in the table and crash out of the FA Cup to AFC Wimbledon. In the last two games, West Ham have collected a point, against tough opposition. They’re battling performance against Liverpool earnt them plaudits, which were followed up with a draw at Crystal Palace. Long-term absentee Manuel Lanzini should be back for this one. The Argentinian ruptured his cruciate ligament weeks before the start of the World Cup, last year. Samir Nasri is also expected to play a part, whilst top scorer Marco Arnautovic is now also back in action.
Fulham have enjoyed ten days off after being knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round. Their match at West Ham begins a run of season-defining fixtures, which they need to get points from. The Cottagers face Southampton and Leicester in two of their next three fixtures after this one. With Bournemouth, Cardiff, Wolves and Newcastle their final four fixtures, it’s vital they’re still in with a chance to survive when they reach those games. Claudio Ranieri’s side sit 19th in the table, eight points adrift of safety. They have the worst defensive record in the league, after shipping 58 goals in 26 games.
Lee Mason is the referee for this fixture. The Englishman has officiated nine top-flight matches this campaign. In that time, he has accumulated an average booking points total of 35.9. As a result, I would recommend a maximum of 50+ total points, for this fixture.
West Ham will be hoping to get back to winning ways, on their own turf. Fulham are horrendous travellers and therefore I can only see this ending one way – in a home win.
West Ham United vs Fulham will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League with kick-off at 19:45 GMT.
Prediction: West Ham United 3-0 Fulham
Suggested Tips – West Ham United vs Fulham – (BET365):
- Correct score: West Ham United to win 3-0 – (link no longer available).
Suggested Tips – West Ham United vs Fulham – (SKYBET):
- Price Boost – Anderson to score outside the area – 7/1.
- Both Players to Score – Mitrovic & Hernandez to both score – 4/1.
- Popular RequestABet – Arnautovic to score first & West Ham to win 3-0 or 3-1- 25/1.
- Double Up Boost – West Ham v Fulham Felipe Anderson and Aleksandar Mitrovic 2+ shots on target each (was 6/1) – 12/1.
- Feature Price Boost – Cross Sport – Friday Night Football Cross Sport Specials – Lion Hearted (19:45C) & West Ham (v Fulham) both to win – 2/1. (NAP Located within horse racing specials on skybet).
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