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Fulham v Aston Villa: Match Preview & Odds

Fulham head into the weekend secure in mid-table whilst Aston Villa are still in the hunt for Champions League qualification

Fulham v Aston Villa: Match Preview & Odds
Fulham v Aston Villa: Match Preview & Odds

In one of five Premier League fixtures kicking off at 3pm on Saturday, Fulham host Aston Villa at Craven Cottage this weekend. Fulham head into the weekend secure in mid-table whilst Aston Villa are still in the hunt for Champions League qualification. At betting.bet you’ll find the latest pre-match odds and free bets exclusively available at Unibet whilst we offer our own match insights and expert betting tips.

Form

Fulham are displaying all the hallmarks of a side sat comfortably in mid-table. Marco Silva’s side have won two, drawn two and lost two of their last six Premier League matches. The West Londoners won 3-1 at home to AFC Bournemouth last weekend to extend their unbeaten run to three league games.

Premier League highlights: Fulham 3-1 AFC Bournemouth

Saturday’s visitors, Aston Villa have won just one of their past four league games as their push for Champions League qualification begins to falter. Unai Emery’s side currently sit fifth, one point behind fourth placed Spurs and five points clear of Manchester United in sixth. However, they did lose 2-1 at home to Manchester United in their last league game.

Premier League highlights: Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester United

Fulham v Aston Villa: head-to-head

Aston Villa have won four of the past five meetings between these sides in the Premier League, including a 3-1 win in the reverse fixture last November. However, the corresponding fixture last season ended in a comprehensive 3-0 scoreline in Fulham’s favour.

There has not been a draw in any match played between Fulham and Aston Villa since April 2013.

Betting tips

Both Fulham and Aston Villa have produced their best form at home this season, therefore, we can only side with the hosts in the match betting on Saturday. 22 of Fulham’s 29 points in the Premier League this season have been won at Craven Cottage and we’re backing Fulham to win at odds of 21/10.

Four of the past five Premier League matches played between Fulham and Aston Villa have produced over 2.5 match goals whilst each side have recorded comfortable 3-0 wins in their last two meetings at Craven Cottage. Over 2.5 match goals can be backed with real confidence at 8/13.

If there are to be three or more goals scored at Craven Cottage on Saturday, who is most likely to find the back of the net? For Aston Villa the obvious choice is Ollie Watkins. The England international has netted eleven times in the Premier League already this season and is 13/10 to score at any time against Fulham.

After an injury-disrupted start to the season, Fulham’s 22-year-old Brazilian, Rodrigo Muniz is finally showing signs of fulfilling his potential. Muniz has stepped up in the absence of Raul Jimenez to score three goals in Fulham’s last two matches. Muniz is keeping January signing, Armando Broja on the sidelines and if he wants to retain his spot in the Fulham starting XI, he’ll need to keep scoring. Muniz is 2/1 to score at any time on Saturday or alternatively, Muniz can be backed at 11/2 to score first.

Match odds

Fulham: 21/10

Draw: 13/5

Aston Villa: 6/5

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