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Bet on West Ham vs Fulham – Fulham struggle at Upton Park

| 02.10.2010

Just four games into the Premier League, Avram Grant was under immense pressure to start producing results as West Ham manager.

Three games later and West Ham have earnt a draw at Stoke before beating Sunderland and rivals Tottenham Hotspur in consecutive games, they are 5/4 to continue their winning run.

Match Odds

Fulham are still unbeaten in the Premier League under Mark Hughes and are 9/4 to win at West Ham on Saturday.

Fulham have only one twice in 14 attempts against West Ham in the Premier League, at Upton Park in November 2001 and at Craven Cottage in May last season.

And Fulham have won just three times in 41 Premier League London derbies away from home.

Since Fulham’s return to the Premier League in the 2005/06 season, West Ham have won three and drawn two of their ties with Fulham, scoring twelve goals in the process but Mark Hughes has established a strong set-up since arriving at Fulham and a draw is backable at 9/4.

Total Goals

Bobby Zamora continues to sit on the sidelines and Andrew Johnson misses out despite nearing a return from a serious knee injury leaving Fulham short of options in attack.

Clint Dempsey took on the striker’s role against Everton last Saturday, but Fulham were unable to find the net, mustering just two shots on target and West Ham are 15/8 to keep a clean sheet.

Carlton Cole has scored in his last four matches against Fulham but is struggling to get into the team ahead of Victor Obinna and Frederic Piquionne, but is 7/4 to score anytime.

A 0-0 draw is available at 8/1. See the full West Ham vs Fulham match betting odds market here.



Ed Needham