Fulham vs Luton TownEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Sep 16, 2023, Craven Cottage
Fulham host Luton Town in a Premier League fixture on Saturday. The Cottagers have a win already this season on and should claim the upper hand over the newly promoted side.
The hosts have endured a difficult start to the campaign and are struggling to replicate last season’s fine showings. They are currently in the bottom half of the table having claimed one win in four matches so far and will be looking to jumpstart their campaign on Saturday.
The Cottagers’ only win this season came on the opening weekend as they picked up a 1-0 victory at Everton. Marco Silva’s men failed to secure another win after that and went into the international break with a 5-1 defeat to champions Manchester City.
It is not all doom and gloom for Fulham as they have picked up a few results that they can build on as the season progresses. They knocked out Tottenham Hotspur from the Carabao Cup while a 2-2 draw at Arsenal will also give them confidence having played much of the second half with 10 men.
Luton Town spent many years wandering the lower rungs of English football and appear to be finding it difficult stepping up to the quality of the Premier League. They have lost all three of their matches this season and are currently second from bottom with no points.
The Hatters travel to Craven Cottage off the back of a 2-1 home defeat to West Ham in their previous Premier League fixture. They were no match for the Hammers’ superior quality and fell two goals down before defender Mads Andersen grabbed a late consolation with their only attempt on target.
While Luton Town have clearly looked lightweight going forward, their major problem appears to be at the back. They have struggled to cope with the superior attacking quality of Premier League teams, conceding 10 goals in just three matches.
How the bookies view it
Fulham have been installed as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 8/13 with Paddy Power. An unlikely victory for Luton Town is valued at 9/2 by bet365 while a draw is set at odds of 3/1 by Unibet.
Head to head
Fulham have a 5-2 advantage with three draws from 10 previous matches against Luton Town. The most recent meeting was a Championship clash in 2022 which ended 7-0 in favour of the Cottagers.
Players to watch
Raul Jimenez is yet to get off the mark for Fulham this season but looked lively last time out at the Etihad. The Mexican striker will fancy his chances against newly promoted Luton Town and is priced at 9/5 by William Hill to get on the score sheet.
Luton Town will be keen to capitalize on Fulham’s unconvincing displays at the back and will look to Carlton Morris to provide the spark. The forward was on target on the opening weekend and is priced at 16/5 by Paddy Power to find the net on Saturday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Fulham and Luton Town have been unconvincing at the back this season and both teams could be tipped to score on Saturday at 17/20 with Paddy Power. The Cottagers have seen over 3.5 in their last two Premier League matches and a repeat is priced at Paddy Power while BetVictor is offering odds of 5/6 on over 2.5 goals.
With Fulham priced at minimal odds for a straight victory, a win and over 2.5 goals can be considered at 8/5 with BoyleSports.
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