Competition: Premier League
Market: Fulham win
Chances: 7/10 @BetUS
Looking to mark their return from the international break with a flurry on home soil, Fulham host Luton at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts and then slipping to a routine 5-1 defeat at the hands of reigning champions Manchester City last time out, Fulham should sniff out a chance to claim immediate reinforcement here. Having received a string of plaudits since returning to the Premier League last season with a spectacular first-half finish, Marco Silva’s men will be delighted to be back here at Craven Cottage. Last seen in west London as they continued their EFL Cup adventure as they beat high-flying Tottenham, the former Everton manager must still feel the spirit in his camp remains high. Having made a stunning last-gasp comeback against title challengers Arsenal last month as they snatched an action-packed 2-2 draw at the Emirates, Fulham are rightfully considered the standout picks this weekend. Having overcome a difficult series of matches before the September international break, the Cottagers will have their sights firmly set on a meteoric rise to a top 10 finish here.
As for the visitors, while Luton may still be at the center of a real fairytale story, it’s no secret that the Hatters are considered runaway contenders, eyeing an immediate return to the Championship this time around. He was last seen before the international break in a 2-1 defeat to West Ham. Rob Edwards’ side are yet to put a single point on the board and face a serious uphill battle. Marking his return to the Premier League with a 4-1 thrashing away to Brighton on August 18, the former Watford manager will have a growing headache over his side’s rather glaring defensive problems. Including a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea last month, Luton have lost each of their first three top-flight meetings by an aggregate score of 9-2. Just as last year saw them fall to the infamous 7-0 reel as they traveled to Craven Cottage to battle for the championship, we’re expecting a similar win at home this weekend.
Bet: Fulham 7/10 to beat Luton in Saturday’s Premier League match @ BetUS