Fabulous Friday for Fulham or their Relegation Rivals?

Fabulous Friday for Fulham or their Relegation Rivals?

Another Premier League weekend is on the horizon and it’s panic time again at the bottom of the table. Will Friday (April 9) be the day when Fulham finally escape the bottom three? Let’s look at the important games down at the bottom with some betting tips.

Friday 9 April – Fulham v Wolves (8pm KO)

Another week and another chance for Fulham to climb out of the bottom three. They are three points from safety. A home win over Wolves will see them go above Newcastle United on goal difference and into that treasured 17th place.

The problem is that Fulham keep losing games with the last three in the Premier League all lost. There has been a lot of talk about how their defence has improved. Well, with eight conceded in the last three, that has gone right out the window.

Home form has seen Fulham win one of their last 12 Premier League games. That was against bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United. They just have to win this match because after it, they will have played two games more than their relegation rivals. With the next two games being trips to Arsenal and Chelsea, they desperately need something from this fixture.

Wolves aren’t entirely safe from relegation. A loss here would see the gap between them and Fulham reduced to just six points. A form guide for the last five Premier League games has them rock bottom with just two points. Only three of the last 17 have been won with one win in their last ten away league matches.

With only three goals scored in their last 11 home league games, it’s not easy to tip Fulham. Then again Wolves aren’t in form either. A bet on under 2.5 goals will see William Hill give you odds of 8/15.

Sunday 11 April

Burnley v Newcastle United (12pm KO)

Two days later, 17th placed Newcastle United travel to Burnley hoping they’re not in the bottom three. United have one key target in this closing stage of the Premier League season. Their last game is away to Fulham, so turn up there four points clear of the Londoners. With the goal difference gap narrowing, they might only need to maintain the current three point gap.

Last weekend saw them grab a point at home to Tottenham, a game they looked like losing at one stage. That made it seven Premier League games without a win. Four have been drawn and optimists (not just Steve Bruce) could rightly say it’s one loss in five.

Newcastle United Away Form

Away form has seen United get just one win in the last ten with three of the last four lost. Goals are hard to come by with only three in the last nine league games, two scored by the injured Callum Wilson.

Burnley are 15th and seven points clear of Fulham with a game in hand. They should avoid relegation, but it’s been a disappointing season. Only 24 league goals in 30 games but ten were scored in four of them, so that’s 14 in the other 26. Surely there must be others decent strikers out there not called Chris Wood who want to play for Burnley! Wood has scored in each of the last three Burnley games and is 7/5 at Paddy Power to score in this match.

They have gone six home league games without a win, but that optimism can shine through again. The last five have all been drawn so it’s one loss in the last seven. Of those home draws, all of have had under 2.5 goals scored in them. A draw with under 2.5 goals has odds of 5/2 if your selection is made at Betway. It all adds up to another nerve-tingling weekend as teams bid to avoid a trip to Preston or Stoke next season.

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