Fulham vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

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Fulham vs Aston Villa betting tips

This article covers Fulham vs Aston Villa betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Fulham vs Aston Villa betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Fulham vs Aston Villa: Match details

Match: Fulham vs Aston Villa

Competition: Premier League

Date: September 28, 2020

Kick-off time: 6:00 pm, September 28, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Craven Cottage

Betting prediction: Fulham 1-2 Aston Villa

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 04: Ivan Cavaleiro of Fulham during the FA Cup Third Round match between Fulham FC and Aston Villa at Craven Cottage on January 04, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Fulham vs Aston Villa: What are the betting odds?

Fulham vs Aston Villa – recent form and head to head statistics

Fulham FC vs Aston Villa FC form
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Sheffield United FC vs Fulham FC - 1:1
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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Fulham FC - 1:0
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Brentford FC vs Fulham FC - 3:0
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Fulham FC vs Aston Villa FC - 0:3
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Fulham FC vs Sheffield Wednesday - 2:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Leicester City FC vs Aston Villa FC - 0:1
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Aston Villa FC vs Liverpool FC - 7:2
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Aston Villa FC vs Stoke City - 0:1
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Fulham FC vs Aston Villa FC - 0:3
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Bristol City vs Aston Villa FC - 0:3
Last 5 games for Fulham FC
October 18, 2020Premier League 20/21Sheffield United FC1 - 1Fulham FC
October 4, 2020Premier League 20/21Wolverhampton Wanderers FC1 - 0Fulham FC
October 1, 2020EFL Cup 20/21Brentford FC3 - 0Fulham FC
September 28, 2020Premier League 20/21Fulham FC0 - 3Aston Villa FC
September 23, 2020EFL Cup 20/21Fulham FC2 - 0Sheffield Wednesday
Last 5 games for Aston Villa FC
October 18, 2020Premier League 20/21Leicester City FC0 - 1Aston Villa FC
October 4, 2020Premier League 20/21Aston Villa FC7 - 2Liverpool FC
October 1, 2020EFL Cup 20/21Aston Villa FC0 - 1Stoke City
September 28, 2020Premier League 20/21Fulham FC0 - 3Aston Villa FC
September 24, 2020EFL Cup 20/21Bristol City0 - 3Aston Villa FC
Fulham FC vs Aston Villa FC Premier League 20/21 form
Fulham FCAston Villa FC
5Matches played4
0Matches won4
44Goal attempts58
14Shots on goal22
17Shots off goal24
17Corner kicks22
54%Average ball possession46%
13Shots blocked12
13Cards given11
63Free kicks62
2Offsides9
4Goals by foot10
4Goals scored12
12Goals conceded2
0Shots on post1
0Goals by head2
Fulham FC vs Aston Villa FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Fulham FCAston Villa FC
34Matches34
18Home Matches16
16Away Matches18
37Total Goals42
1.09Average Goals Scored1.24
11Wins12
12Losses11
11Draws11
Last 5 games & match results between Fulham FC and Aston Villa FC
September 28, 2020Premier League 20/21Fulham FC0 - 3Aston Villa FC
January 4, 2020FA Cup 19/20Fulham FC2 - 1Aston Villa FC
May 26, 2018Championship 17/18Fulham FC1 - 0Aston Villa FC
February 17, 2018Championship 17/18Fulham FC2 - 0Aston Villa FC
October 21, 2017Championship 17/18Aston Villa FC2 - 1Fulham FC

Fulham vs Aston Villa: Recommended bets

Fulham have conceded 173 goals in their last 77 Premier League games.

Both teams to score is 4/5; over 2.5 goals is evens.

Aston Villa to win and over 2.5 goals is 10/3.


Fulham vs Aston Villa: Match preview

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 04: Joe Bryan of Fulham celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final match between Brentford and Fulham at Wembley Stadium on August 04, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Can Fulham kick start their return to the top-flight?

When the Cottagers were promoted via the play-offs just a month ago, even then it was evident that this could be a very long season for them.

However, the most worrying thing for Fulham fans is the fact this appears to be the case already.

On the opening day, Scott Parker’s side suffered a reality check as they were beaten 3-0 at home by Arsenal.

The Gunners simply too good in that one.

Then, last weekend, they travelled to Elland Road to take on fellow newly-promoted club Leeds United.

The hosts took the lead after just five minutes, a lead that was whipped out half an hour later by an Aleksandar Mitrović penalty.

However, Leeds then scored three times in 16 minutes either side of half time to race into a 4-1 lead.

Goals from Mitrović and Bobby Decordova-Reid got it back to 4-3 but that is how it finished in West Yorkshire.

So zero points from two for Parker’s men.

In Fulham’s last two Premier League seasons, they’ve conceded 85 and 81 goals respectively, getting relegated both times.

So far this season, they’re on course to ship 133 goals; the current record in a 38 games season is Derby in 2007/08 who let in 89.

While they’re unlikely to reach that figure, the point still stands that Fulham have been shambolic defensively in their opening two games.

They have shown better form in the Carabao Cup so far, all be it against lower-league opposition.

Having beat Ipswich Town 1-0 in the second round, they hosted Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday night.

Aboubakar Kamara and Decordova-Reid were on target in a comfortable 2-0 win.

They’ll now travel to the Brentford Community Stadium for the first time in the fourth round on Thursday.

That is not only a West London Derby but is also a repeat of August’s Championship play-off final.

Before then though, can Parker’s side get off the mark in the Premier League?

Will Aston Villa be victorious?

Aston Villa’s Wesley (centre) celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game with Trezeguet (left) and John McGinn during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

Aston Villa meanwhile got off to the perfect start.

Their Premier League opener at Manchester City was rescheduled so the Villains kicked off at home to Sheffield United last Monday night.

The contest swung into their favour early on when Egan was sent off for pulling down Ollie Watkins.

Despite only having ten-men, Sheffield United won a penalty on the stroke of half time but debutant Emi Martínez made a superb save.

That proved crucial because, just after the half-hour mark, Tyrone Mings’ flick-on found Ezri Konsa who guided in the winner.

Given that Villa only stayed up on the final day by one point and one place last season, it’s important they start well if they’re to avoid a similar dogfight.

Dean Smith’s men have also been in fine form in the Carabao Cup.

Their first game of this season was in the second round as they came from behind to beat Burton Albion 3-1 at the Pirelli Stadium.

Then, on Thursday evening, they swatted aside Championship Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

Anwar El Ghazi, Bertrand Traoré and Watkins on target.

Last season’s League Cup runners-up will host Stoke City on Thursday for a place in the quarter-finals.

Before then, can they start a top-flight season with back to back wins for the first time since 1999?

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Fulham team news vs Aston Villa

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Aleksandar Mitrović of Fulham during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and West Ham United at Craven Cottage on December 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Parker made seven changes to his XI on Wednesday so it’ll be interesting to see how many who started at Leeds last weekend come back in.

In goal, Marek Rodák has started both League Cup ties and the opening day defeat to Arsenal so far.

However, Alphonse Areola, who made his debut for the club at Leeds, will come back in.

He’s on loan from Paris Saint-Germain having spent last season on loan at Real Madrid.

In his career, the Frenchman has won the World Cup, four Ligue 1 titles, two Coupe de Frances, two Coupe de la Ligues, three Trophée des Champions, La Liga and a Supercopa de España.

Given Fulham’s defending so far this season, it’s likely to be a campaign like no other for Areola.

At the back, Michael Hector and Denis Odoi both started the last two games and are likely to continue at centre-back.

Kenny Tete, who’s joined from Olympique Lyonnais, will be at right-back.

On the other side, USA international Antonee Robinson made his home debut for the club on Wednesday but Joe Bryan will return for this one.

In midfield, Harrison Reed will defiantly start and André-Frank Zambo Anguissa, who spent last season on loan at Villarreal, could continue as his partner.

Tom Cairney, Stefan Johansen, Kevin McDonald, Mario Lemina and Jean Michaël Seri are the other options.

Further forward, Josh Onamah could keep his place, flanked by Aboubakar Kamara and Ivan Cavaleiro.

They would be returning to the XI after Anthony Knockaert and Neeskens Kebano came in in midweek.

Aleksandar Mitrović will lead the line, looking to add to his three goals so far this season.

Bobby Decordova-Reid, who’s also scored three times so far this season, will be on the bench.

Aston Villa team news vs Fulham

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: John McGinn of Aston Villa is seen during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Burnley FC at Villa Park on September 28, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Dean Smith made 11 changes for Thursday’s trip to Ashton Gate but will largely revert to the XI that started last Monday’s Premier League win.

Emi Martínez, who saved a penalty on his debut after arriving from Arsenal, is the number one goalkeeper.

They do have a lot of goalkeepers currently on their books.

Jed Steer started on Thursday and they also have Ørjan Nyland, Lovre Kalinić and Tom Heaton who’s been out injured since New Years’ Day.

The back four that started against Sheffield United a week ago is set to return.

This includes new signing Matty Cash at right-back as well as Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa, who combined for the winner in that one.

Frédéric Guilbert, Ahmed Elmohamady, Kortney Hause and Neil Taylor will all drop out from midweek.

In midfield, Conor Hourihane, Douglas Luiz and John McGinn will all return.

Henri Lansbury, Marvelous Nakamba and youngster Jacob Ramsey will all drop out.

In attack, there could be a change.

Burkina Faso international Bertrand Traoré, who’s just joined from Olympique Lyonnais for around £17 million, scored on debut on Thursday.

He could make his Premier League debut for the club, making up a front three alongside Jack Grealish and Ollie Watkins.

Trézéguet would drop out, joining Anwar El Ghazi, Jota and Keinan Davis as attackers in reserve.

Wesley, like Heaton, also hasn’t played since suffering a nasty injury at Burnley on 1 January.

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Predicted Fulham line-up vs Aston Villa

Predicted Fulham line-up vs Aston Villa

Predicted Fulham line-up vs Aston Villa.

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Fulham

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Fulham

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Fulham.

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Fulham vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds FAQs

What time does Fulham vs Aston Villa kick off?
18:00 (UK time), Monday 28 September 2020.
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Fulham 1-2 Aston Villa.