Fulham vs Arsenal / Premier League – Two London rivals Fulham and Arsenal will face each other in the first Sunday’s match of the eight round of English Premier League. At the moment Fulham occupies the 17th-place in the table and has even 10 points fewer than 5th-positioned Gunners, who can boast with the fact that before this match they have an eight-game winning streak. Let’s add that the two teams met the last time five seasons ago in the Premier League and Arsenal won both matches.
Fulham vs Arsenal begins 07.10.2018 at 13:00 CET
Right because of that Fulham fans are anxious about coming match with the Gunners, especially as their team is in much weaker shaped than their guests. Fulham won the only time this season in the third round when it won Burnley at home, and after that, it drew two and lost two matches, which pushed them down to just one place above the drop zone. True, in the meantime they made it to their fans in the fourth round of the League Cup after winning Millwall away 2-1.
Immediately after the victory in the league, they lost to Everton 3-0 away, and manager Jokanovic definitely has to change something for the match with Arsenal. Under this we primarily have in mind the defense which is one of most porous in the league, having conceded even 16 goals in seven matches. Regarding problems with absences, due to injuries still out of action are defenders Fosu-Mensah and Bryan, and midfielder Kebano, while stopper Chambers cannot play on Sunday against the team with which he had the main contract.
Probable lineups Fulham: Bettinelli – Christie, Odoi, Mawson, Sessegnon – Cairney, Anguissa, Seri – Vietto, Mitrovic, Schurrle
Unlike Fulham that cannot play several good matches in a row, the Gunners won even eight previous matches. The winning streak came after two defeats at the very beginning of the season but after that, they won five Premier League matches and climbed at the fifth place in the table, while in the League Cup they won Brenford and Ukrainian Vorskla and Azerbaijani Qarabag in the Europa League.
Manager Emery had expectedly rested most of the standard starters in the match with Qarabag so they will be maximally ready for a league match with Fulham, in which the Gunners are interested only in three new points. True, fleet-footed forward Aubamaeyang is questionable because of minor injury, while definitely out of action are injured goalkeeper Cech, defenders Koscielny and Jenkinson, and midfielder Maitland-Niels.
Probable lineups Arsenal: Leno – Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal – Torreira, Xhaka –Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi – Lacazette
Fulham vs Arsenal PICK
We have said earlier that Arsenal has eight-game winning streak before a match with Fulham, and it is quite realistic to expect that the Gunners win all three points against feeble Fulham.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.68 at betsson (down to 1.63 can be played)
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