Fulham vs Aston Villa Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
Fulham vs Aston Villa Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Aston Villa were in the midst of a huge mid-season revival but a few damaging results like the one against Burton ended their outside chances of sneaking a playoff spot. Fulham themselves are still right in the mix and can’t afford to drop any points here. Below are our match predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Fulham vs Aston VillaVenue: Craven CottageKick-off: Monday 17th April, 2.45PM
The first off a Easter Monday double header on Sky Sports comes from the Cottage where Fulham face a must win tie against Villa. Aston Villa had improved in the past six or seven weeks, but points dropped against Burton and Reading put an end to their slimmest of playoff hopes.
Fulham’s hopes are more than a reality if they keep playing this this. Leeds threatened to wobble as did Reading at stages, but the Royals are finding form and Leeds have picked up four points from two tough games against Preston and Newcastle. With Sheffield Wednesday just about scraping every point they can get, it’s vital Fulham win here.
The Cottagers are doing their bit and have won their last two games now as they make a final push. They’ve been quite consistent all season long but their worst run came between Leeds and Derby, failing to win five of seven. As it stands the gap is just two points though and with Sheffield Wednesday still to play it’s just about keeping in touch.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Fulham are 4/5 with Stan James to come out on top at the Cottage whilst the draw is priced at 14/5 with the same outlet. Villa haven’t failed to win three in a row since mid-February and are a 10/3 shot here.
Despite the fact that Villa have picked up a lot more wins in recent times, Bruce’s men have never been far away from a loss. Their away form leaves a lot to be desired as they continue to come up short of goals on the road. Villa have failed to score in 12 of their 22 away games this season, losing 10 of those. Only on three occasions have they scored more than once and two were against relegation threatened Wigan and Rotherham.
Fulham have been plagued by similar inconsistency when it comes to their home and away form but unlike Villa have had no issues turning draws into wins at home. Wolves and Brighton are the only sides to escape with wins here since October 1st, where Fulham have scored at least twice in 10 of 14 since then. Back Fulham -0.75AH at odds of 1/1 with Bet365.Despite Villa’s bluntness on the road, anyone has a chance of scoring against Fulham’s open style of play. Bizarrely enough the hosts have kept just four clean sheets and three were against Newcastle, Huddersfield and Reading. This game matters much more to the hosts who have been scoring well recently.Back a 3-1 Fulham win at odds of 12/1 with Bet365.
Picking a goalscorer is and isn’t an easy task when it comes to Fulham. Despite their being a glut of goals in Fulham games the responsibility is often shouldered by many. However, Floyd Ayite has stepped up in the month of April scoring four in four. Back Ayite to find the net at valuable odds of 23/10 with Bet365.