Fulham hosts Arsenal in round 1 of the English Premier League. The match will be played on Saturday, September 12th at Craven Cottage (London).
Fulham returned to the Premier League immediately after relegation. Therefore, the bet on Scott Parker worked. An authoritative midfielder in the recent past, he turned out to be a quite smart manager. And having received the post last spring, he managed to return the Cottagers to the Premier League. However, everyone understands that the London team will again be one of the outsiders in the elite division. The lessons of 2018, when age stars were bought, seem to have been taken into account. The management tried to find young and promising replacements for both the written-off (Mawson and Sessegnon) and those who returned from the loan (Kongolo and Arter). They bought out the contracts of Reed and Knockaert, who played in the last season. Lemina and Robinson also appeared. But in general, the team that played in the Championship will start the new season in the elite. Is there enough potential for survival in the Premier League? The results of friendly matches were quite modest. The Cottagers couldn't beat even MK Dons.
Arsenal left quite controversial impressions. Three managers worked with the team in the last tournament, though Ljungberg was an outspoken temporary worker. Although Arteta improved the situation in comparison with Emery, he did not become a savior who showed sensational progress. The Gunners finished in a record low place. Nevertheless, Mikel has already won two trophies! At first, his players managed to win the FA Cup, guaranteeing at least the Europa League. And before the break for the national teams, Arsenal managed to beat Liverpool in the Super Cup, albeit in a penalty shootout. Perhaps this inspired Aubameyang, and Pierre-Emerick has not gone anywhere yet. In general, the London team only got stronger. The management signed Willian and Gabriel, and Dani Ceballos was loaned again. William Saliba, bought a year ago, finally arrives in England. There is a hope to get rid of Ozil, and the Gunners no longer count on Sokratis, who will probably move to Napoli.
Formally, this is one of the London derbies. However, Fulham has not even managed to achieve a draw in recent games. Arsenal has gained five victories in a row, and there were hammering defeats in the league before last (4-1 and 5-1). Bookmakers have no doubts that the new Premier League season will start with Arsenal's victory. Taking into account the results of recent matches, you can try to bet on the Gunners with a -1 handicap.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Best Odds: 1.56 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 12-Sep-2020 13:30 CET
Event Result: 0:3(0:1)
Profit: +22.40 Units