Fulham vs Wolves
Competition: England Premier League
Date: 26 December 2018
Kick-off: 13:30 CET
For a team sitting at the bottom of the table, Fulham played a decent match at Newcastle last weekend. They earned a point (0-0), finishing the game on just four attempts, but at least two of those were on target, while Newcastle had nine in total, but not a single one on goal. Actually, Fulham missed two good-good chances towards the end of the match to snatch all three points. They remain last in the Premier League table, but they are the only team out of the bottom four to have earned a point last weekend, so they caught Huddersfield on 10 points, and moved somewhat closer to Burnley and Cardiff. Fulham have won just one of their last 13 matches, PL and League Cup combined, a 3-2 at home over Southampton just over a month ago. They are expected to start with Sergio Rico, Christie, Mawson, Odoi, Bryan, Chambers, Ream, Schurrle, Cairney, Seri and Mitrovic.
Wolves had won three games in a row before hosting Liverpool on Friday, one of those had been against Chelsea at home, but the Reds proved too good for them. Mohamed Salah scored in the first half and provided the assist for Liverpool’s second goal in the second half. Wolves finished the game on less than 40% ball possession, left wondering what would have happened if Liverpool’s keeper, Alisson, hadn’t delivered twice in the first half, after Salah’s opener, on the two occasions he needed to do his absolute best to keep a clean sheet. Wolves are 10th in the table, on 25 points. According to reports, they will start the game with Rui Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Jonny, Saiss, Ruben Neves, Moutinho, Helder Costa, Raul Jimenez.
Previous five matches:
Newcastle vs Fulham 0-0
Fulham vs West Ham 0-2
Manchester United vs Fulham 4-1
Fulham vs Leicester 1-1
Chelsea vs Fulham 2-0
Wolves vs Liverpool 0-2
Wolves vs Bournemouth 2-0
Newcastle vs Wolves 1-2
Wolves vs Chelsea 2-1
Cardiff vs Wolves 2-1
Fulham’s next game is on Saturday, again at home, versus Huddersfield. Same day, Wolves will be visiting Tottenham (both Premier League matches).
Fulham vs Wolves: Head to head Stats
Just one win for Fulham, one draw, and three victories for Wolves, in the last five games between these two with Fulham as hosts.
Fulham vs Wolves: Prediction
Wolves are considered favorites to win. I would leave their 2.37 aside, and would bet on goals instead.
Fulham vs Wolves: Betting Tips
“Under 2.5 goals” is at 1.72. Combined with “no” on “both teams to score”, that goes up to 2.25. I expect the team that take the lead (if the game doesn’t end in a goalless draw), to protect it, and maybe score a second goal.