Round 3 of Premier League comes with a London derby, as Fulham FC make the trip across town to face newly promoted West Ham United and I’m having a feeling that the men form the Cottage will leave Upton Park with all 3 points, continuing their impressive start of this season.
Fulham got over the rumors from the start of this season, regarding the departure of star player Clint Dempsey to Liverpool, and managed to leave that issue to one side in their opening 2 games with a win over Norwich followed by a narrow 3-2 defeat, away, to Man United, in which they really should have left with a draw following an impressive performance.
West Ham secured a narrow 1-0 win at home with Aston Villa on their return to top flight football but suffered a heavy 3-0 away defeat at Swansea in round 2.
Home form will be crucial to West Ham in this match against Fulham, who show an impressive form under Martin Jol. Previous meetings haven’t finished with a kind score for Fulham, with just 1 win in their last 8 matches against West Ham, but this season they come with a stronger defense and West Ham is not looking as potent upfront as previous campaigns.
So I’m placing 20 units today divided into two equal stakes: first one, on Fulham to win at 2.90 odds and second bet on O2.5 goals to be scored at 1.91 odds, the odds were taken from Bwin.