Fulham v Oldham Athletic Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
January 02, 2019
Craven Cottage - FA Cup
Claudio Ranieri's Fulham take a break from battling Premier League relegation this weekend, as they host Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup Third Round
These two sides last met in the 1998-99 season, when they were both Division Two clubs. Fulham won 1-0 a home that season, with a 1-1 draw away at Boundary Park.
Ranieri may look to give certain players a rest, to prepare for the day job of battling against relegation, with Luciano Vietto and Floyd Ayite in line to start for The Cottagers. Alfie Mawson and Zambo Anguissa are already ruled out through injury.
Oldham have a fitness concern over experienced striker Chris O'Grady, who injured his knee in their New Years' Day win over Notts County.
Fulham v Oldham Athletic Preview and Predictions
Fulham had a relatively solid festive period in terms of results, with defeat to Arsenal on New Years' Day their only loss in their last four games. Ranieri knows that FA Cup is a million miles away from being the club's priority this season, however the break of cup action could be a welcome relief for his players.
Oldham are in the reckoning for a play off spot this season, currently in 10th place, they are just four points outside of the top six in he race for promotion. Like Fulham, a cup run will not be their focus this season, even if would bring in additional revenue to the North West club.
Ranieri's side should squeak through, even if it is not a thriller of a game to watch, with a home win available at a low key price of 1/4. Fulham have not been amongst the goals of late, with just three goals in their last five Premier League games, and with that in mind ahead of this clash, and under 2.5 total goals scored bet is at 8/5.
Fulham to win 1-0 at 6/1
Despite the huge gap in league standings between these two sides, Fulham should have enough about them to win this tie with the minimum amount of fuss on Sunday. This may not be one for the neutrals to watch, but a win could boost Fulham's relegation hopes.
Aboubakar Kamara to score first at 5/1
Kamara was involved in a penalty dispute with Aleksandar Mitrovic in their 1-0 win over Huddersfield, where he missed his spot kick, much to the annoyance of Mitrovic and Ranieri. However his is Fulham's in form goal scorer, with two goals in his last six games/.