Fulham vs West Bromwich Albion - Clash of frontrunners set to produce goals

Little expected to separate EFL Championship rivals Fulham and West Brom at Craven Cottage
Fulham vs West Bromwich Albion
BTTS is tipped in EFL Championship clash between Fulham and West Bromwich Albion (Getty Images)

Fulham vs West Bromwich Albion Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Fulham and West Brom are set to serve up goals when they meet in the EFL Championship at Craven Cottage. Both teams are early promotion playoff contenders and appear evenly matched at the moment. They often struggle defensively and are tipped to produce BTTS.

Fulham FC Form & Team News


Fulham were held to a 1-1 draw at Cardiff in their previous Championship fixture. They fell behind on 42 minutes but struck back on the stroke of halftime through Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The Cottagers have been one of the more impressive teams in the Championship this season having claimed three wins and two draws from six matches. Scott Parker’s men are valued at 2.00 to win on Saturday but with five goals conceded already this season, BTTS looks a more likely outcome at 1.62.

Aleksandar Mitrovic is the man often tasked to lead the line for Fulham and the striker has five goals to his name. He is often supported by Ivan Cavaleiro, who has also found the net three times this season.

Scott Parker
Fulham Manager Scott Parker has seen his side struggle to keep clean sheets this season (Getty Images)

West Bromwich Albion FC Form & Team News 


West Brom are coming off a 3-2 defeat at home against Blackburn last time out in the Championship. They fell behind early in the contest but turned things around through Matt Phillips and Jake Livermore while Grady Diangana netted the third five minutes before the break.

The Baggies are one of three unbeaten teams left in the Championship having claimed three wins and three draws from their six matches. Slaven Bilic’s men are priced at 3.60 for a win at Craven Cottage but given their recent results, a draw is worth a punt at odds of 3.50.

West Brom have failed to keep a clean sheet this season but are among the leading scorers in the Championship. They usually spread their goals across the team with Kenneth Zohore, Matt Phillips and Grady Diangana all on the score sheet this season.

Fulham vs West Bromwich Albion Head to Head


West Brom have a 17-16 edge with 12 draws from 45 previous matches against Fulham. Four of the last five meetings have produced BTTS while both teams have drawn four of their last six matches, including a 1-1 scoreline the English Premier League back in 2014.

Fulham vs West Bromwich Albion Match Up


Aleksandar Mitrovic has been the standout player for Fulham this season and will be the one to watch on Saturday. His combination with Ivan Cavaleiro has produced eight goals this season and both men should trouble the visitors.

West Brom have several goal threats in their team with Grady Diangana, Kenneth Zohore and Matt Phillips all impressing. They trio have enough quality to cause the Fulham defence plenty of problems.

West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last six EFL Championship matches (Getty Images)

Fulham vs West Bromwich Albion Key Statistics


  • Fulham & West Bromwich Albion have seen BTTS in 4 of their last 5 meetings (all competitions).
  • Fulham & West Bromwich Albion have drawn 4 of their last 6 meetings (all competitions).
  • Fulham have failed to keep a clean sheet in 4 of their last 6 matches (EFL Championship).
  • Fulham are unbeaten in 4 of their last 5 matches (EFL Championship).
  • West Bromwich Albion have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 6 matches (EFL Championship).
  • West Bromwich Albion are unbeaten in their last 6 matches (EFL Championship).

Verdict

Fulham and West Brom often struggle defensively and have the quality to capitalise on each other’s weaknesses. They are tipped to produce BTTS at 1.61 while a draw is also predicted at odds of 3.50.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes @ 1.61 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw @ 3.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: 2-2 Draw @ 12.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Best bet and value bet came through nicely, just missed out on the correct score tip
Betting Slip | 14 Sep 2019

Fulham v West Brom

Best Bet WON

Bet 3 Win 4.83
BTTS Yes

Value Bet WON

Bet 1 Win 3.50
Draw

Correct Score Tip LOST

Bet 1 Win 12.00
2-2 Draw
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