Fulham vs Aston Villa Prediction & Tips
Fulham welcome Aston Villa to Craven Cottage on Monday night for Premier League football. The home side’s return to the top flight has had a bumpy start with two defeats from their opening two games. They followed up a 3-0 home defeat to Arsenal on the opening day by losing to fellow promoted side Leeds in a 4-3 thriller. The defeats leave the Cottagers in 18th place. Aston Villa started their season late as their originally scheduled opener had to be postponed to give their opponents a longer break. The wait was worthwhile for fans with Villa getting off to a winning start, beating Sheffield United 1-0 at Villa Park. New goalkeeper Emi Martinez went some way to proving he was worth his big transfer fee by saving a penalty. Given that both clubs were in the Championship recently, they have plenty of head-to-head experience in recent seasons. Fulham have won the last three clashes across all competitions and can also fall back on a healthy home record against Villa, winning their last five home battles.
Villa failed to score in four of their last six away games against Fulham. Dean Smith’s side depends heavily on the creativity of Jack Grealish to create attacking chances. The loan acquisition of Bertrand Traore could help ease the creative burden on Grealish with the Burkina Faso international scoring on his debut in the League Cup in midweek. What Villa lack is a clinical forward. Fulham can call upon Aleksandar Mitrović in that regard, the burly Serbian a notorious handful for opposition defences. Villa struggled away from home last season, winning only two of their 19 away games in the league. They are winless in eight games away from home in the league, a run we can see extending on Monday night. Back the home side in a draw no bet wager.
Fulham have won their last five home matches against Aston Villa.
Aston Villa have failed to win their last eight away matches in the league.
Fulham have won their last three matches against Aston Villa.
A strong home record against Aston Villa suggests that Fulham may pick up their first points of the season on Monday. The Villains traveled poorly last season and we see that homesickness continuing. Back Fulham draw no bet.
Fulham – Aston Villa FREE TIPS
Aston Villa – Win @ 3.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90