Fulham vs Sunderland betting preview
Fulham have had a very good start to the season thus so far, they are sitting in 9th position in the Premier League and it is very tight from 4th position all the way down to 11th position, therefore Fulham can look at this in a number of ways, if they do not do as well as they should perhaps do so in the next few games they could find themselves quickly sliding down the league, however if Fulham pick up a few victories and a few good points as they have been doing so far they could easily find themselves up around the top. Choose a free bet for this match.
One thing Fulham have improved on is their attacking force, even their defence possesses a few fast, experienced and attacking wingers, so teams this year will obviously have to adapt to the new style of football in which Fulham are going for and thus so far they are indeed knocking in a few great goals. In Fulham’s last 4 games they have scored 9 goals, including 3 against Arsenal, however on the negative side they have conceded 8 which is a lot. Furthermore when you look at their actual results for example, they drew 3-3 against Arsenal, 2-2 against Everton and 3-3 against Reading. On a defensive point of view, their last three games do not look impressive at all. This is not where it also ends, they have also lost 3 -0 to West Ham and conceded 3 against Manchester United. So taking this into account, Fulham could be in an even better position that they are currently in.
However, with Berbatov on absolute form, looking happy and prepared to dominate any side, Fulham really do look like an impressive unit, so should go on to progress well this season, they look like a formed unit, with both experience and young talent within the squad.
After last season’s success, Sunderland have not had a good start to the season thus so far at all, they are currently sitting in 16th place, 3 points ahead of the relegation positions. Additionally, it should be noted, the lack of results for Sunderland can easily be pin pointed, it is obvious their lack of ability to score goals, let’s take this statistic for example – In Sunderland’s last 8 games they have only scored 5 goals and on each occasion not more than one goal per game for these 8 games. Sunderland have only scored 2 goals once and that was in a draw against Swansea. Subsequently it is clear that although Sunderland are defensively strong they are not scoring goals, which is obviously the reason why they are sitting in 16th place in the league.
Not all is lost however, the fans have faith in the management and Sunderland obviously possess a lot of talent, but the worrying thing is, Sunderland have many hard games yet to come but their next 4 games look comfortable, so they should be able to get up in the table and they have plenty of time to sort things out, they will for sure not be in a relegation position this season, expect them to climb up the table!
Fulham v Sunderland betting tips
Fulham undoubtedly have goals in them, they are attacking so well and played ever so well against Arsenal, but as is clear, they are defensively suspect. Then on the other side, Sunderland are defensively strong but have been poor in attack, so where does the balance lie? On paper it would seem like it would be hard for Sunderland to score and hard for Fulham to score, but I don’t think this will be the case. Both teams will be disappointed in the amount of draws they have had this season, so expect a few goals but I believe form will decide this result.
Prediction: Fulham 2 – 1 Sunderland (Odds – 7/1 with SkyBet)
First Goal Scorer –
Berbatov – 4/1 with Coral
Fletcher – 7/1 with SkyBet
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Article by Mani Basi
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