West Ham v Fulham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
February 18, 2019
London Stadium - Premier League
Relegation threatened Fulham cross London on Friday to face West Ham, with Claudio Ranieri's side desperate for points to help their Premier League status.
The Hammers won 2-0 away at Fulham earlier this season, with Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio on the score sheet for the visitors.
Fulham's last win over West Ham came back in 2014, when both sides were competing in the Championship.
West Ham have Jack Wilshere, Manuel Lanzini and Samir Nasri are all back in training, but manager Manuel Pellegrini is unlikely to risk any of them from the start.
However Fabian Balbuena, Andriy Yarmolenko, Carlos Sanchez and Winston Reid all remain sidelined with long term injuries.
Fulham have no fresh injury concerns ahead of this clash, with goal keeper Marco Bettinelli and defender Alfie Mawson ruled out until March.
West Ham v Fulham Predictions and Preview
Pellegrini's side have slipped in recent weeks, with no win in their last four Premier League games, with two defeats and two draws ahead this Friday night clash. However their form at the London Stadium has remained quite consistent, with no home losses in their last five games in league and cup action.
Fulham are in real need of a confidence boost, having one just one of their last six Premier League games, as they look to avoid an immediate return to the Championship. However their record on the road has been dreadful, with no wins away from Craven Cottage in any competition so far in the 2018-19 campaign.
Despite Fulham's extreme need for a positive result, it is very difficult to look past a return to form for West Ham - and a home win, priced at 5/6. The Cottagers have even struggled to score away from home of late, with just three goals in their last Premier League clashes away from West London - and with that in mind, a West Ham win to nil bet is available at 12/5.
West Ham to win 2-0 at 9/1
The Hammers still have an eye on finishing in a European qualification spot, but they need to get themselves back on rack in he coming weeks. A win in his game would put them within three points of seventh place, and put pressure on their rivals for the Europa League.
Felipe Anderson to score anytime at 17/10
The Brazilian international has proved to be a big hit following his summer move to the Premier League, and he is currently West Ham's top scorer with eight goals in league action. His form will be crucial in deciding where West Ham finish at the end of the season.