Arsenal vs Fulham Premier League predictions: tips, odds and team news
Arsenal and Fulham continue their 2023/24 Premier League campaign when they meet at the Emirates on Saturday at 3pm (UK time).
Arsenal vs Fulham odds
A lightning start last season propelled Arsenal into title contention. Mikel Arteta will be looking for a repeat as the Gunners seek to create another opportunity in ending their 20-year championship wait. Arsenal won 14 of their 19 home games last term and began this season with a 2-1 success over Nottingham Forest, followed up by a hard-fought 1-0 victory away at Crystal Palace. Fulham started this season running out 1-0 winners on the road at Everton, they managed seven wins away from home during the 2022/23 season. It’ll be a tall order to register a win here as Fulham to date have never won on Arsenal soil, while the Cottagers were soundly beaten 3-0 at home to Brentford last time out.
Is Declan Rice already the Premier League’s signing of the summer?
Declan Rice has only played two Premier League games for Arsenal since his huge-money move from West Ham but already, he’s justifying the lengths the club went to in signing him. The England international has completed 91% of his passes so far, while providing a defensive shield with six tackles and two interceptions.
Whether or not Rice will provide enough to help Arsenal go one better and win the title this time around remains to be seen, but he’s drawn rave reviews from former Scotland international Ally McCoist. The ex-Rangers striker believes Rice comes out on top in a summer stacked with top-class midfield moves such as Moises Caicedo, Mateo Kovacic and Alexis Mac Allister.
“No prizes for guessing, for me I think he’s been, and I knew he would be, absolutely terrific since he’s gone to the Arsenal and that would have to be Declan Rice,” McCoist said. “I think he’s a solid citizen, he’s obviously got bundles and bundles of talent but even when your back’s against the wall you want him in your team.”
Liverpool legend and Sky Sports analyst Jamie Carragher has also been a fan of Rice’s move to Arsenal, highlighting the midfielder’s ability to transition into a box-to-box role.
“Declan Rice was the best player on the pitch,” Carragher said on Sky Sports following Arsenal’s win over Palace. “I actually like him in the role he played tonight more than popping up between the lines. His initial position was to start in that deeper position and drive forward from it. I think that is where he is at his best.
Declan Rice's game by numbers vs. Crystal Palace:
90% pass accuracy
7 passes into the final ⅓
4x possession won
3 duels won
1 chance created
1 tackle made
Box-to-box and everything in between. 😤 pic.twitter.com/Qj6bq0Sd6v
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“He has talked about learning different things from the manager, playing further forward, maybe playing in pockets. I don’t think it fully suits him but I really liked what I saw. It felt like everything went through him. He was in the centre of the pitch, he was getting the ball, he was switching play – a couple of great 50 to 60-yard passes.
“But also when he made that run, he slipped a little pass to Nketiah. He was the best player on the pitch. I thought he was outstanding.”
Arsenal vs Fulham predictions
Arsenal vs Fulham: Predictions
|BTTS?||No||4/5 with Sky Bet|
|Correct Score||3-0||34/5 with Midnite|
|First Goalscorer||Martin Odegaard||13/2 with Bet365|
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The stats behind our Arsenal vs Fulham predictions:
- Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 10 league meetings with Fulham (eight wins and two draws).
- Arsenal scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight Premier League matches against Fulham.
- Arsenal have lost just one of their last 34 Premier League games at the Emirates kicking off at 3pm on a Saturday (W27 D6).
- Fulham have failed to score in four of their last nine Premier League games against the Gunners.
- Fulham are winless in their last seven Premier League London derbies (D2 L5).
- Martin Odegaard scored in each of Arsenal’s two league meetings with Fulham last season.
Arsenal vs Fulham match tip
The last five Premier League meetings between Arsenal and Fulham averaged 3.2 goals per game. Since the start of last season, there have been 81 Premier League goals scored at the Emirates Stadium (4.05 per game on average), more than at any other venue during this period (55 for Arsenal & 26 against).
Arsenal vs Fulham Bet-Builder tip
Arsenal won seven of their last eight Premier League games against Fulham with six of those by at least a two-goal margin. Furthermore, three of those successes had the Cottagers fail to score. The Gunners have never lost a home league game against Fulham, winning 24 and drawing six of the 30 meetings between the two sides. It’s the most one team has faced another at home without ever losing in English league history.
Three of Arsenal's last six wins over Fulham saw them keep a clean sheet.
Arsenal won seven of their last eight Premier League games against Fulham with six of those by at least a two-goal margin.
Arsenal vs Fulham team news
Arsenal team news
|None||Jurrien Timber , Mohamed Elneny, Takehiro Tomiyasu||Folarin Balogun, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Jesus|
Jurrien Timber suffered a serious knee injury on his Premier League debut so will miss the majority of the season, but Oleksandr Zinchenko is closing in on a return. Fellow defender Takehiro Tomiyasu is suspended after being sent off against Crystal Palace, while Gabriel Jesus could return to the Gunners’ bench after returning to training.
Gabriel, who has been on the bench for the opening two games should come back into the starting XI.
Fulham team news
|Joao Palhinha||Tim Ream||None|
Joao Palhinha should finally return for Fulham here after recovering from the shoulder injury he suffered in pre-season, but Tim Ream is suspended while last season’s top goalscorer Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored on his Al Hilal debut, has finally departed the club. Willian could become the oldest player to score a Premier League goal against Arsenal having previously played for them in the competition (35y & 17d on the day of this game) if he was to find the back of the net at the Emirates.
Arsenal vs Fulham head-to-head record
- 12 Mar 2023 – Fulham 0-3 Arsenal – Premier League
- 27 Aug 2022 – Arsenal 2-1 Fulham – Premier League
- 18 Apr 2021 – Arsenal 1-1 Fulham – Premier League
- 12 Sep 2020 – Fulham 0-3 Arsenal – Premier League
- 01 Jan 2019 – Arsenal 4-1 Fulham – Premier League
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last five Premier League meetings with Fulham (four wins and one draw).
Arsenal vs Fulham Squawka Says
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