Craven Cottage, Fulham, England
Key Stat: Fulham have now won just two of their 21 league matches this season.
Expert Verdict: Fulham continue to struggle for results, whereas West Ham will be buoyed by their big win against Aston Villa last time out – big in more ways than one. That victory keeps them in contention for European football next season and they will expect nothing less than a win in this game.
West Ham United can start the weekend of Premier League action by climbing into the top four even if it only proves to be temporary. David Moyes’s side make the short trip to Craven Cottage to take on an out-of-form Fulham side who are now eight points adrift of safety at the wrong end of the table. The match, on February 6, kicks off at 17:30 local time.
Defenders:Ola Aina, Joachim Andersen, Tosin Adarabioyo
Midfielders:Ruben Loftus Cheek, Harrison Reed, Frank Andre Zambo Anguissa, Antonee Robinson
Forwards:Bobby Decordova Reid, Ivan Cavaleiro, Ademola Lookman
Defenders:Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell
Defensive Midfielders:Declan Rice, Thomas Soucek
Attacking Midfielders:Ryan Fredericks, Said Benhrama, Jesse Lingard
West Ham United have won their last three matches against Fulham – both games in Fulham’s last top-flight season and then again in November in this campaign. Thomas Soucek scored a stoppage-time winner – the only goal of the game – in that meeting at London Stadium.
West Ham United are 11/10 to win this game against Fulham with 10Bet and 888sport and well worth backing at that price.
Out-of-form Fulham lack goals, and you can bet against both teams to score at 21/20 with 888sport.
Michail Antonio will lead the line for the Hammers, and he is a best price of 28/17 with 10Bet to score at any time. Jesse Lingard is 4/1 with 10Bet after his debut double.
West Ham United are flying high in the Premier League and in excellent form in 2021, whereas Fulham simply are not. This should only go one way.