On January 23, Craven Cottage will host a match of the 21st round of the English Premier League, in which Fulham will meet Tottenham. The start of the fight is scheduled for 21:00 European time.
The team was promoted to the Premier League last season. Which was quite expected from this “football lift”. The real test for the current coach, Marco Silva, was not initially called a triumph in the Championship, but what would happen at a higher level. And the “summer residents” were finally able to not only justify, but in many ways exceed the expectations of even optimists. Behind 20 matches, and won almost half, 9. With 31 points, the newcomer to the Premier League is kept in the European Cup zone. The winter started with a series of victories – with Hull in the cup and in all 4 matches of December-January in the Premier League. Including issued 2:1 with Chelsea. Only Newcastle, who are in the group of leaders in the draw, managed to beat the Cottagers, and Isak scored the only goal in the very end, in the 89th minute.
The club was able to finally achieve success last season, returning to the top 4. Of course, it was the merit of Antonio Conte that he agreed to take over as a mentor in the midst of an unsuccessful 2021/2022 draw. Although the maximalist from Italy himself publicly said that the success was almost accidental, and put pressure on the leadership, successfully achieving a strengthening of the roster. But in general, even the current “spurs” are kept at about the same level. They barely made it to the knockout stages of the Champions League from a not-so-difficult group. And in the Premier League, defending the position taken in the last cycle seems to be the maximum. There were enough failures, including in winter. Hotspurs barely pulled out a draw with Brentford, but both with Aston Villa and Arsenal lost in the case and dryly, 0-2 each. Well, in the week, having won the 1st half against Manchester City by 2 goals, then they conceded 4 in return.
Fulham haven’t won in 10 years since 2013. Moreover, in 8 matches played, he took only 1 draw, losing the rest of the fights to Tottenham.
Bookmakers consider Tottenham as a favorite in a pair. But he is unstable, and Fulham can surprise. We bet on “total over 2.5 goals” with a coefficient of 1.69 according to Parimatch.