Fulham vs Aston Villa

, KO: 15:00 Feb 17, 2024, Craven Cottage
Aston Villa

Aston Villa travel to Fulham for a Premier League fixture on Saturday with both teams looking a bit out of sorts lately. The Villans appear to be doing better on their travels and with Fulham also solid at Craven Cottage, both teams look set to cancel each other out.

Fulham are coming off a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth in their previous Premier League fixture. Rodrigo Muniz netted a brace after Bobby De Cordova-Reid had opened the scoring early in the first half.

That was an important victory for Fulham, who had been winless in their previous six matches across all competitions. However, there have been a few draws lately as they have been held three times in their last five matches.

One positive for Fulham is that Craven Cottage remains solid as they have lost just once in their last seven Premier League home matches. They have picked up five wins in that run, including a 2-1 victory over Arsenal.

Aston Villa travel to Craven Cottage off the back of a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in their previous Premier League fixture. They looked to be headed for a draw following Douglas Luiz’s second half equaliser but went on to concede the winner four minutes from time.

Things appear to be spiralling slightly for Aston Villa in recent weeks as they have picked up just one win from their last six matches across all competitions. They are slowly losing ground in the top four race having dropped to fifth on the table, one point behind Tottenham Hotspur.

Aston Villa’s only win in their recent poor run was a 5-0 victory at Sheffield United which highlights a decent record away from home. Unai Emery’s men are unbeaten in five of their last six Premier League matches on the road.

How the bookies view it

Aston Villa have the edge among the bookies and are priced at 13/10 by Unibet to claim the win. A victory for Fulham is valued at 2/1 by BoyleSports while bet365 is offering odds of 14/5 for a draw.

Head to head

Aston Villa have a 23-20 advantage with 16 draws from 59 previous matches against Fulham. The Villans have also won the last three meetings and claimed a 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in November.

Players to watch

Rodrigo Muniz has stepped up for Fulham in recent weeks, with three goals in the last two matches. The forward could be worth keeping an eye on to maintain his scoring run at 11/4 with bet365.

Ollie Watkins remains the leading scorer for Aston Villa with 11 goals and will be the one to watch on Saturday. The striker was also on target in the reverse fixture and is priced at 19/10 by William Hill to get on the score sheet.

Anything else catch the eye?

There were over 3.5 goals in the reverse fixture and a similar outcome is valued at 13/8 by Betfred. Both teams were on target after the break in that meeting and a repeat is priced at 7/4 with William Hill.

There were more goals after the break in Aston Villa’s previous fixture and a similar pattern is priced at 21/20 by 888Sport.

This match between Fulham and Aston Villa will be played on Feb 17, 2024 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Fulham vs Aston Villa prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Fulham vs Aston Villa Betting Tips & Predictions
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