The opening match of the new Premier League season on 12 September will be the Fulham vs. Arsenal duel. How do the teams start in the new championship? – we have prepared a forecast for this fight.
It only took Fulham one year to return to the Premier League. The summer residents made their way to the Premier League through the playoffs, where they dealt with Brentford and Cardiff. Although at the start of the last campaign, there were serious doubts that Fulham would be able to return to the elite in such a way.
In the market, “summer residents” did not spend much, limiting themselves to two transfers and two leases. Fulham loaned left-back Anthony Robinson to Wigan, while midfielder Mario Lemina came from Southampton. Fulham also bought another defensive midfielder from the Saints – Harrison Reed for € 9 million. From Brighton, the Londoners finally poached right winger Anthony Knockert, who had previously played for the club on loan. For the Frenchman, the club laid out almost 12 million.
Fulham finished last season with a stunning finish, losing just ten times in the past ten Championship matches. In the only friendly match before the start of the Premier League, Fulham drew with Milton Keynes Dons (2-2).
Although it seemed impossible, but Arsenal did save last season. The Gunners finished eighth in the Premier League, the club’s worst record in 25 years! However, Mikel Arteta’s team won the FA Cup by qualifying directly for the Europa League group stage. The Spaniard began to improve Arsenal’s game , and in the last 12 official matches, the Gunners lost only two times.
Unlike Chelsea, Arsenal were not very active in the transfer market, strengthening, first of all, the most problematic place. The Gunners bought two center-backs. Gabriel Magalhaes came from Lille for 26 million euros, and Pablo Marie flew in from Flamengo. For him, Arsenal gave 8 million euros. The arrival of Willian from Chelsea, who has moved to North London as a free agent, is also an excellent transfer.
Before the start of the Premier League, Arsenal even managed to win a new title. The Gunners beat Liverpool on penalties in the FA Super Cup.
In friendly matches, the Arteta team also played against Milton Keynes Dons, defeating the opponent 4: 1, and in another match, Arsenal shot QPR (4: 3).
Fulham have lost only one of their last ten league games.
In six out of ten past home matches of “summer residents” in the championship, the bet “total less than 2.5” played.
Arsenal have lost twice in the previous 12 official meetings.
On the road, the Gunners in the Premier League have four defeats in their last six matches.
Arsenal have beaten Fulham in all five of their past head-to-head matches.
In five of the seven previous meetings of the clubs in question, the bet “total over 2.5” played.
01/01/19 Arsenal Fulham 4: 1
10/07/18 Fulham Arsenal 15
Despite the pinpoint gains, Fulham looks like a club desperate to survive. Moreover, against the background of the rest of the fighters for registration, the “summer residents” look like the weakest team. Arsenal , on the other hand, is developing, the players have believed in the new coach, and Arteta has added two trophies to his collection of awards in a short time. Everything looks like Arsenal will manage to win the upcoming match.
Our prediction is Arsenal’s victory for 1.70 in BC Winline