West Ham United vs. Fulham – EPL, November 7, 2020
It is another London derby on Saturday as Fulham cross town to take on West Ham in the London Stadium.
Fulham has just won its first game of the season and West Ham is looking better than most pundits had predicted. So it is sure to be a keenly fought game.
West Ham United vs. Fulham Odds
Fulham’s first victory of the campaign has not persuaded MyBookie to improve the odds for an away win on Saturday. But West Ham will be without Michail Antonio once again and may struggle to make enough chances to make this a straightforward task. I think the draw odds look interesting given those circumstances.
West Ham United vs. Fulham Match Preview
Not many – myself included – gave West Ham much of a chance last week away at Liverpool. But the capital city side took the lead at Anfield and was only five minutes away from picking up a point on its travels, before Diogo Jota continued his fine streak of form.
But David Moyes set out his team with a very good plan that almost worked. He will have more success against the weaker clubs in the EPL and Fulham has to be included in that group. Whether Sebastian Haller can provide the same amount of goals as Michail Antonio did remains to be seen, however.
Fulham manager Scott Parker will also be looking forward to this game after his players managed their first win of the season on Monday as it beat fellow EPL new boys West Brom. It was another case of a well-thought out plan succeeding and the Cottagers will be confident of coming away from east London with three more points now.
It is a completely new look Fulham now, with the entire defensive line revamped from the promotion-winning group of last season. There is still a slight worry about where the goals will come from – as is the case with West Ham – but Parker will be pleased that his players won without the need for Aleksandr Mitrovic’s goals last time out.
West Ham vs. Fulham Betting Pick
Although West Ham didn’t really struggle against Liverpool, I am worried how much it will miss the barnstorming displays of Antonio up front. There wasn’t too much in the way of possession or attacking movements from the Hammers at Anfield and Haller has not really adapted to the EPL yet. This looks like being an evenly balanced game, therefore, making the draw the bet to go for.