Premier League battlers Fulham make the short trip across London to face West Ham. The Cottagers have climbed out of the relegation zone while the hosts have collected eight points from their first seven games. The Irons were hotly tipped to struggle this term but have impressed against both European and title hopefuls.
Where and when: London Stadium, Stratford – 7 November, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see West Ham vs. Fulham: BT Sport Box Office
Last time: Javier Hernandez, Issa Diop and Michail Antonio all netted during the 3-1 success in February 2019.
West Ham v Fulham Predictions and Preview
West Ham have already played Arsenal, Wolves, Leicester, Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool and have taken something from four of the encounters. The Irons were desperately unlucky against the Gunners and the champions and were good value for at least a share of the spoils.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Jarrod Bowen to score first||6/1||Offer|
|West Ham to win 2-0||19/2||Offer|
|Draw and both teams to score||7/2||Offer|
David Moyes may not have been a popular choice with the locals but has twice steered West Ham to safety and deserves credit for overseeing some fine performances. Very few gave the East Londoners a chance in contests with sides that finished fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively, but West Ham put three and four past Wolves and Leicester and were involved in one of the fixtures of the season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The former Manchester United tactician will have to make do without star performer Antonio. The 30-year-old has played as a winger and full-back, but has flourished through the middle and his fine form has alerted Gareth Southgate.
Antonio is expected to be on the sidelines for a further three weeks with a hamstring injury and will be replaced by either Sebastien Haller or Andriy Yarmolenko.
The ex-Frankfurt fan favourite arrived to much fanfare in the summer of 2019 but has failed to justify his mammoth £45m fee. Nevertheless, the Frenchman is the only orthodox forward in the ranks and is 7/5 to strike anytime and Yarmolenko is available at 15/8. The Irons are 4/5 to claim victory.
In the opposing camp, Scott Parker will task Aleksandar Mitrovic is with troubling the West Ham backline. The maverick Serbian turned provider in the triumph over West Brom, laying on two assists and will be integral to the Cottagers’ top flight survival hopes.
One to watch for West Ham: Pablo Fornals has already matched his goal tally from 2019-20 with 31 rounds of action remaining and has now got to grips with English football. The former Villarreal ace is 3/1 to bag anytime.
One to watch for Fulham: Ruben Loftus-Cheek is highly thought of by Frank Lampard and the Chelsea boss will be following his compatriot’s progress closely. The midfielder is 16/1 to notch last.
Long shot: Parker was desperate for reinforcements before the window closed and was able to bring in Joachim Andersen and Tosin Adarabioyo. The duo, alongside Ola Aina and Antonee Robinson, have formed a completely new defence from the one that lost to Arsenal on the opening day and Fulham look far more assured as a result. A 2-0 outcome in favour of the Cottagers is 22/1.