Fulham vs Arsenal betting
Fulham take on Arsenal on Monday in both clubs first games in 2012. Of course both managers will want a win to start off the year, but will Fulham’s good home record unstick a resurgent Arsenal? These two teams played out a 2-2 draw in the fixture last season, so are we in for plenty of goals again here?
Fulham vs Arsenal odds
Fulham conceded a 90th minute equaliser against Norwich last time out which more or less summed up their slow first half of the season. Martin Jol’s side currently sit in 14th in the table, only 5 points above the relegation zone. Finding the back of the net appears to be the problem for the Cottagers, as they have only scored 20 goals in 19 games so far. However, a recent victory over Liverpool at home in the league, and draw away at Chelsea, means they are priced as good as 4.33 with Ladbrokes. That seems rather short, especially considering their recent 5-0 defeat to Man United. With Bobby Zamora still out of the team, the job of finding the back of the net looks set to continue to fall at the feet of Clint Dempsey. The American does though, have 6 league goals this season, and so is a great bet at 3.6 with Bet365 to score at any time.
Arsenal’s 1-0 win over QPR on New Year’s Eve means they have now climbed to 4th in the league table. A great achievement considering their start to the season and it means they have only lost once in their last 12 league games. Much of this has been down to the impressive form of Robin Van Persie, and the Dutchman currently has an unbelievable 17 league goals this season. This means betting on the striker to score the opening goal in the game is looking sensible, with odds of 4.5 available from Paddy Power. Although Arsenal should win, they haven’t won by more than 1 goal in their last 3 victories. So betting on a correct score of 2-1 Arsenal should give a good return with odds of 9.0 available from Ladbrokes.
Robin Van Persie first goal scorer – 4.5 Paddy Power
Clint Dempsey anytime scorer – 3.6 Bet365
2-1 Arsenal – 9.0 Ladbrokes
Under 2.5 goals – 1.91 William Hill
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