An all-London derby will unfold in Gameweek 16 of England’s Premier League season featuring two distinct clubs that need to once again find their winning ways.
For a long time, the Spurs seemed to be on cruise control under manager Jose Mourinho. They were top of the EPL table, but four consecutive outings without a victory has many wondering what the ability of this team truly is. They now sit 7th, six back of leaders at the top, Liverpool. A disappointing 1-1 draw vs. Wolves in their last match can be quickly forgotten with a statement win vs. their city rivals of Fulham.
For the Cottagers, it’s been an up-and-down campaign thus far for the newly promoted club. While they’re still immersed in a relegation battle, they’ve become much harder to play against. They’ve drawn in four straight matches, and while they aren’t winning, at least they aren’t losing either. They currently sit 18th, two points back of Burnley in 17th, and a win over a struggling Spurs side would surely go a long way.
Though we are only about half-way through another thrilling Premier League season, it’s clear that points are mattering more and more earlier in the season. Intense battles are happening throughout the table, and Tuesday’s showdown between Tottenham and Fulham is no different. Continue reading on beneath for the posted odds, as well as our betting prediction for what promises to be a thrilling all-London Derby.
Tottenham vs. Fulham Betting Odds:
Over 2.5 (-110)
Under 2.5 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Tottenham vs. Fulham Pick:
After a poor run of form, it’s believed that Spurs manager Jose Mourinho will revert back to his tried and tested 4-2-3-1 formation as that is where Tottenham have shown their strongest ability. Harry Kane will again assume the role up top, eager for more goals against a weak Fulham defense.
He’ll be supported by an excellent three-man attacking crew featuring Son Heung-min, Tanguy Ndombele, and Erik Lamela. That trio all possess excellent creativity and ball distribution. Once they overwhelm Fulham in the middle, the Spurs should continue pushing players forward to secure the necessary goals. That has been a criticism of the Spurs lately that they’ve been too negative in their play. Against lowly Fulham, without much of an attacking threat of their own, look for the Spurs to control possession and push the pace.
For Fulham, expect the Cottagers to again employ a more defensive style, keen to play for yet another draw against a sturdy Spurs outfit. They’ll go with a 3-4-2-1, and manager Scott Parker will preach having every player behind the ball when Tottenham is in possession. This isn’t a club that will trouble the Spurs offensively, and their lineup and tactics are likely far too negative to push for goals. Fulham is very much approaching this match-up for a 0-0 result.
Ultimately don’t expect that, as the Spurs are just too talented and should be able to break down their London rivals in multiple ways across 90 minutes. With the speed of Son, the passing of Lamela, and the finishing of Harry Kane – expect the Spurs to strike early and force Fulham to open up and push forward, something they haven’t been comfortable doing. Look for the Spurs to get back on track in Gameweek 16, with a statement victory over their city rivals.