Premier League leaders Arsenal are set to make a short trip over to Fulham as the two London Derby sides clash on Sunday in what could be an enticing encounter.
Fulham lost out to Brentford in their last game, whereas Arsenal are coming into this one on the back of four straight domestic wins and will look to win, especially after Manchester City’s win last night against Crystal Palace.
Here’s our preview of this game:
Location: London, England
Stadium: Craven Cottage
Date: Sunday, 12 March
Kick-off Time: 14:00 GMT / 9:00 ET / 06:00 PT
Referee: David Coote
VAR: Peter Bankes
Joao Palhinha is suspended for this one but long term absentee Tom Cairney could make a return from injury in the game against Arsenal. Layvin Kurzawa and Neeskens Kebano are out injured and loanee right-back Cedric Soares cannot play against his parent side.
Gabriel Jesus will hope to make it to the bench for Arsenal. Elsewhere, Leandro Trossard and Eddie Nketiah are both out injured, meaning Gabriel Martinelli will lead the Gunners’ attack. Martin Odegaard and Kieran Tierney missed out in midweek, but are set to return against Fulham.
Head to Head record in last five games:
Fulham wins: 0
Arsenal wins: 4
Fulham: Leno; Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Lukic; Willian, Pereira, Solomon; Mitrovic
Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Odegaard, Xhaka; Saka, Martinelli, Nelson
Last 5 games in all competitions (latest game first):
London Derby Prediction:
Arsenal haven’t been convincing in their last few wins, which mostly came from comebacks and late winners. Fulham, who have already experienced conceding last minute goals this season will be highly alert to such a situation, should it arise.
The Gunners look like they could easily win this one, but we think Fulham might cause an upset.
BestofBets think this will be a wild one and United might score five goals at least.
Fulham 2-1 Arsenal
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