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West Ham v Fulham tips: Irons to hammer home victory?

| 22.02.2019

There’s a feast of Friday night action this evening with a classic London derby between West Ham United and Fulham.

Cardiff City also host Watford tonight, with the game moved ahead of Saturday’s game between Wales and England in the Six Nations.

But we’re keeping our attention on the Hammers’ clash against the Cottagers, where a win is vital at both ends of the table.

Have a gander at all the odds and key info ahead of the Premier League clash…

Match Odds

The reverse fixture in December ended in a 2-0 victory for the Hammers thanks to goals from Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio.

You can get the home side at 4/5 for victory and 17/2 to win 2-0 yet again.

Fulham’s last triumph came against Brighton at the tail end of January, a win here at 6/1 could very well be a smash and grab.

The draw that would do neither team any good is 7/2.

Talking Tactics

Music to the West Ham fans’ ears will be the possible return of Manuel Lanzini.

The Argentine has been out injured since April 2018, which dashed his World Cup hopes and forced him out for nearly a year.

Samir Nasri and Fabian Balbuena could also return to the squad as Manuel Pellegrini decides whether to shuffle his pack.

Marko Arnautovic may start up front for this one, with the defensive pairing of Issa Diop and Balbuena possibly reunited.

Claudio Ranieri could again opt with a front-four of Andre Schurrle, Luciano Vietto and Ryan Babel supporting Aleksandar Mitrovic up top.

Ryan Sessegnon will be pushing for a start though, and could get it with Fulham desperate for goals.

Goalscorer odds

Marko Arnautovic is 10/3 to break the deadlock. His team-mate Felipe Anderson is 6/4 to plunder anytime.

Declan Rice to get on the scoresheet at any point in the game is at 8/1.

As for Fulham, a third of their 30 goals this season have come from Mitrovic. The bustling centre-forward is 11/2 to bag 2 or more and 6/4 on the anytime market.

Schurrle is the next down the list with six goals. The German World Cup winner is 7/1 to bag last.

Match Info

Where: London Stadium

When: 7:45pm

How to watch: Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event

Click here for the latest West Ham v Fulham odds

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Charlie Dear

Charlie has covered sport for the likes of The Guardian, Football365 and FourFourTwo. Arsenal sufferer. German football enthusiast.