Prediction and odds for the game: Fulham (11/10) vs Burnley (12/5)
We are backing the away win
When: Monday, 10th May 2021, Kick-off 20:00
Where: Craven Cottage
On Monday night, Fulham host Burnley at Craven Cottage, in a vital Premier League game at the bottom of the Premier League table.
Anything but a win would virtually consign the Cottagers to relegation. A defeat means that 17th place Burnley would move 12 points clear of the team from south west London, with just nine points left to play for this season. The other teams above Fulham could also move clear of the Cottagers with very winnable games.
Although it has not been mathematically confirmed, Scott Parker’s team have looked doomed to a quick return to the Championship for a while now.
A woeful recent run of league form has been a vital factor in their likely relegation, as Parker’s team heads into this game on the back of five defeats in their last six league outings.
One of the biggest reasons that the Cottagers are facing up to the drop is a lack of goals this season in the English top-flight, as only bottom of the table Sheffield United have scored fewer goals in the Premier League this season.
Their recent home record in the English top-flight has also been a big factor in their potential demise, as the Cottagers have won just once in their last 13 home league games.
The Clarets have all-bit secured their place in the Premier League for next season. A victory would mathematically seal their top-flight present, while a draw would likely be enough too.
Sean Dyche’s team have been in poor form of late, as the visitors have lost four of their last five matches in the Premier League. They have also conceded at least two goals in all four recent defeats. Like the home team though, the visitors have struggled for goals this season, as only the home team and Sheffield United have scored fewer top-flight goals in the Premier League.
Burnley have been inconsistent on their travels of late in the English top-flight, as they have won four and lost five of their previous nine away matches in the Premier League. Their recent league matches on the road have been uncharacteristically high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in their last six top-flight matches on their travels. The fact that the Clarets have been relatively prolific on their recent travels has played a big part in those high-scoring matches. The visitors have scored at least two goals in three of their previous four away games.
This looks like a crucial game, but it seems that Fulham’s fate has long since been decided. We are backing the visitors to record a narrow loss. With both teams low-scoring this season, we are also backing under 2.5 goals scored.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 12/5 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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