Owing to the League Cup final on Sunday, two games will be held on Friday evening, unusually, on this 27th Premier League match day. One of them is the London derby between West Ham United (10th, 33 points) and Fulham Football Club (19th, 17 points) at London Stadium (live at DAZN and Sky Sports England). For Fulham, it’s the first Premier League game on a Friday since Boxing Day 2008, when Fulham reached 0-0 at Tottenham. The Hammers are in the home match between West Ham and Fulham according to odds the bookmaker favorite on three points. With a win, West Ham would win three Premier League London derbies in their home stadium in a season for the first time since the 1999/00 season. Previously, there were already victories over Crystal Palace and Arsenal.
Premier League Prediction West Ham vs Fulham
A hug for West Ham vs Fulham on winning tips is also the overall balance sheet of discharged London derbies on a Friday. In the Premier League, the home team did not concede in any of the last eight capital derbies on this day (five wins, three draws). Fulham scored only one of a possible 36 points from the past twelve Premier League derbies (0-1-11) and lost the last eight in a row (first division negative record). In addition, Fulham has the worst win rate in capital derbies at 19.8 percent (25 wins in 126 Premier League London derbies). However, for a hit both are always good, so between West Ham and Fulham our goal is to make a tip for “both teams to score“.
West Ham – Statistics & Current Form
Due to the embarrassing FA Cup-off in round 4 against third division Wimbledon, the Hammers were able to say goodbye to the warm-up Malaga for five days over the past game-free weekend. There, Manuel Pellegrini once worked as a coach and led the club to the Champions League quarter-finals. With West Ham United, the Chilean is miles away from such highs. The FA Cup was the last chance to achieve something this season. In the Premier League, the Hammers have in the middle of the table, neither with the descent, nor with the European places a little hat. Of the past seven Premier League matches, West Ham has won just one (1-3-3) after five wins in six league games. Nevertheless, West Ham is against Fulham, according to odds of all betting shops favorite for a win. Under the Spanish sun, 19-year-old Ben Johnson caught his eye and may well be a long-term solution for right-back Pablo Zabaleta, who looks set to end his career in the summer.
Johnson would be another youngster after Declan Rice, who would make the leap from the academy to the pros. Rice announced his decision to play for England and not Ireland during the non-play time, although he has already played three A-friendlies for the Boys in Green. A player from West Ham’s own youth is also Mark Noble. The veteran was directly involved in scoring more goals against Liverpool (three goals, three assists) than against Fulham (one goal, four assists). “Flair player” Felipe Anderson has been without a goal since seven Premier League games, having previously scored seven goals in nine games. The return of Manuel Lanzini and Samir Nasri, both of whom will be available after injury, is gratifying. Due to the changing shape of both teams, West Ham vs Fulham made our prediction of a successful bet on “both teams to score“.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
- 8 goals: Felipe Anderson
- 7 goals: Marko Arnautovic
- 4 goals: Javier Hernandez
Expected formation of West Ham:
- Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Zabaleta; Noble, Rice; Anderson, Snodgrass, Antonio; Arnautovic
- Coach: Manuel Pellegrini
Last matches of West Ham:
- 09.02.2019 – Crystal Palace vs. West Ham 1: 1 (Premier League)
- 04.02.2019 – West Ham Vs. Liverpool 1: 1 (Premier League)
- 29.01.2019 – Wolverhampton Vs. West Ham 3: 0 (Premier League)
- 26.01.2019 – Wimbledon Vs. West Ham 4: 2 (FA Cup)
- 19.01.2019 – Bournemouth Vs. West Ham 2: 0 (Premier League)
Fulham – Statistics & Current Form
Whether Claudio Ranieri, the battered ship Fulham can actually save the sinking, seems more than questionable these days. Eight points mean the residue is now on the saving shore. Currently, it seems more likely that next season will see again championship football at Carven Cottage. After a solid start, with three defeats in the first six Premier League matches, Fulham fired in November promotion coach Slavisa Jokanovic, after a series of six league games in a row. Successor Ranieri directly won his first game against Southampton, but has since suffered eight defeats in the 14 games with former Leicester champion coach (2-3-9). Of the past six Premier League games only one was won, the remaining five all ended in defeat. Accordingly, the cottagers, at West Ham vs Fulham, according to odds and prediction bookmakers on Friday evening, only outsiders. Currently it remains to be noted that Fulham has bet on the wrong horse after the Jokanovic dismissal. Maybe a firefighter like Sam Allardyce would have been the better choice, who has never relied on his trainer’s life.
Maybe “Big Sam” would also get the defensive weakness under control. With 58 goals conceded (2.2 per game) Fulham conceded by far the most conceded (ten goals more than the second weakest defensive Huddersfield). Away from home, Fulham scored only two out of a possible 39 points (0-2-11) and is the only team without an away win this season. In addition, Fulham was 26 days after a league campaign never worse than currently (4-5-17). If Fulham actually drops in the end, it will only remain a shambles. Talented players such as Ryan Sessegnon or top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic, for whom Tottenham has made an offer of 31 million euros on Deadline Day, will leave the club. Speaking of Mitrovic. The dependence on the Serbian international is striking. His ten goals account for 40 percent of Fulham goals, the highest value a player has for a club this season. Alfie Mawson and Marcus Bettinelli are out.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
- 10 goals: Aleksandar Mitrovic
- 6 goals: Andre Schürrle
- 3 goals: Aboubakar Kamara
Expected lineup of Fulham:
- Rico; Bryan, Marchand, Odoi, Christie; Chambers, Serri; Sessegnon, Cairney, Schürrle; Mitrovic
- Coach: Claudio Ranieri
Last matches from Fulham:
- 09.02.2019 – Fulham vs. Manchester United 0: 3 (Premier League)
- 02.02.2019 – Crystal Palace vs. Fulham 2: 0 (Premier League)
- 29.01.2019 – Fulham vs. Brighton 4: 2 (Premier League)
- 20.01.2019 – Fulham Vs. Tottenham 1: 2 (Premier League)
- 12.01.2019 – Burnley Vs. Fulham 2: 1 (Premier League)
West Ham vs Fulham Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head-to-Head: 47 West Ham United wins – 23 draws – 32 Fulham wins (102 competitive games)
The first leg in December saw West Ham United win 2-0 at Craven Cottage against promoted Fulham. This gives the Hammers on Friday evening, the chance for the first time since the 2008/09 season, both first and second leg against Fulham to win. Fulham have been without a win at West Ham for nine Premier League away games (0-4-5). The last away win of the cottagers at West Ham is far behind. In November 2001, there was a 2: 0 success. On Friday, however, it is the first duel between the two in the London Stadium against each other.
West Ham vs Fulham Betting Tips and Predictions Explained
Fulham has lost ten of the past eleven Premier League away games (one draw) and lost both the first and second halves of seven out of the last eight away games. The Hammers have a great chance of winning at home and, according to the betting odds, are favorites for a win at West Ham vs Fulham.
Key Facts – West Ham vs Fulham tips
West Ham won only one of the past seven Premier League games (1-3-3)
Fulham are still the only Premier League team to win (0-2-11)
Fulham conceded the most goals this season (58)
For that goal will fall in this game, speak the two defenses. Fulham have conceded by far the most goals this season (58 goals conceded). West Ham has not conceded four times in the last 26 league games. Only Fulham comes to even less zero games. Accordingly, at West Ham vs Fulham, we recommend “both teams to score“.
Betting Prediction: Both Teams to score/ Yes