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Tottenham vs. Fulham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
12 January 2021
Wednesday 13 January
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - Premier League
Tottenham host Fulham in this midweek Premier League fixture, which has been rearranged from just before New Year to Wednesday night. Spurs were meant to be playing Aston Villa, but have managed to slot this game in instead, following a Covid outbreak at Villa Park.
Tottenham have won each of the last five meetings between these clubs, scoring 13 goals and conceding four in the process. Spurs recorded a 3-1 home victory before a 2-1 triumph at Craven Cottage as Fulham were relegated in 2018-19. The Cottagers’ last win in this fixture was a 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane in March 2013, with former Spurs man Dimitar Berbatov netting the decisive goal.
It looks like Giovani Lo Celso is going to be the only player missing out on this game from both teams, with the Argentine recovering from a hamstring injury. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is expected to be okay following a nasty knock last week, while Dele Alli could make a rare Premier League start.
Scott Parker has no injury problems on his hands at present, giving the Fulham manager a fully-fit squad to choose from for this tough trip across the capital. Despite needing extra-time to see off Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup on Saturday, the Whites boss heavily rotated his team so should have plenty of fresh legs available.
Tottenham vs. Fulham Preview and Predictions
Fulham’s cup game against QPR at the weekend was their first outing since Boxing Day, a break which has allowed the Cottagers to eliminate any injuries and illnesses within their squad. The question here, is whether that’s going to be enough to bring them into the equation against a strong Tottenham team on Wednesday night.
Spurs flexed their muscles in their FA Cup tie against eighth-tier Marine on Sunday, sinking their plucky hosts with a 5-0 victory which included a Carlos Vinicius hat-trick and standout performance from Dele Alli. Jose Mourinho will bring back a raft of first-team regulars for this game, so his line-up should be nice and fresh too.
Two of those players, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, have 22 goals and 16 assists between them in the Premier League so far this season. Fulham have a difficult job on their hands keeping the duo quiet here. The Cottagers have shown some real improvement in defence in recent weeks though, conceding just two goals in their last five games.
That run includes matches against Liverpool and in-form Southampton, but we can still expect Spurs to give their visitors real problems in the final third. The home team are the 1.40 favourites for the win in the latest odds for this game. Fulham are 7.75, while you can back the draw on Wednesday at 4.95.
Tottenham to win to nil at 2.15
Fulham have improved at the back but they’re still struggling at the other end. They didn’t score inside normal time against QPR on Saturday, and have only managed two goals in their last five Premier League matches.
Tottenham to win 2-0 at 7.00
Spurs have scored an average of 2.6 goals per game in their last five matches against Fulham. The Cottagers have been good defensively in recent weeks, so we don’t expect them to lose heavily, but Tottenham certainly have the players to win this game by a couple of goals.