Fulham v Burnley Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
August 22, 2018
Craven Cottage - Premier League
Fulham host Burnley this weekend, as Slavisa Jokanovic's side look to turn their form around following a poor start to life back in the Premier League.
Burnley won this fixture home and away when both sides were in the Championship, during the 2015-16 season. Fulham's last win over The Clarets came in the 2009-10 Premier League season, with a 3-0 home victory.
Fulham will hand late fitness tests to two players ahead of the visit of Burnley to the capital, with Tim Ream and Floyd Ayite both doubtful. Summer signing Alfie Mawson is already ruled out with a knee injury.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche has no fresh concerns ahead of this game, with long term injury absentees Robbie Brady, Nick Pope and Steven Defour all still out of action.
With Europa League commitments on the horizon, Dyche may look to rotate, and Kevin Long, Charlie Taylor and Ashley Barnes could start against Jokanovic's side.
Fulham v Burnley Preview and Predictions
Fulham's summer spending spree is yet to reap results as yet, with two losses from their first two games so far in 2018-19, to Crystal Palace and Tottenham. Burnley lost 3-1 at home to Watford last weekend, and drew 0-0 with Southampton on the opening weekend of the season.
The home side are in need of a result to get themselves started, following their impressive promotion season in 2017-18, and this game could be a ideal opportunity.
Burnley travel to London in between a two legged Europa League tie against Olympiakos, and that will have an affect on Dyche's players - and Fulham will hope to capitalise.
The hosts have shown flashes of their quality so far this season, but they need points - and a win here, priced at 21/20, looks to be a good opportunity to do just that.
Neither side have been banging in goals, with one each in their opening tow games, and this match should follow that low-key pattern - and an under 2.5 total goals scored bet is at 13/20.
Fulham to win 1-0 at 6/1
The Cottagers spent over £100 million in transfers this summer, and Jokanovic knows that he is under pressure to get results following that investment. The quality is apparent in their side, but they are lacking in Premier League experience, something which could cause problems further down the line for them.
Aleksandar Mitrovic to score first at 9/2
Serbian international Mitrovic was vital for Fulham's promotion push last season, scoring 12 Championship goals following his January loan move from Newcastle. That move was made permanent in the summer, and he opened his account for this season, with an improvised finish against Tottenham.