West Ham vs FulhamEnglish Premier League, KO: 19:45 Feb 22, 2019, London Stadium
CLAUDIO RANIERI’S arrival as Fulham boss has failed to spark a recovery with the club still rooted in the bottom two and looking relegation certs.
The Italian began his reign in November with a 3-2 win over Southampton but since then it’s just two league victories in 13.
The Cottagers are eight points adrift of safety and their away form is the worst in the division with only two points from a possible 39.
They’ve also shipped 2+ goals in 11 of those 13 road trips and look destined for more misery in the capital despite West Ham’s inconsistency.
The Hammers are winless in five – including a shocking 4-2 cup exit at League One strugglers Wimbledon – but four of those games were away from home.
Mauricio Pellegrini's men will be glad to get back to the London Stadium where they've only lost one of the last six and most recently beat Arsenal 1-0 and drew 1-1 with Liverpool.
Considering Fulham's struggles it's hard to ignore the 43-50 at Marathonbet for a home win while West Ham to score 2+ also attracts at 8-11 with bet365.
The goals have dried up for Hammers striker Marko Arnautovic in the second half the season but he faces the perfect opponents to get back on the scoresheet.
The Austrian has eight in 20 for his club this season and six of those have come at home so I like the 13-10 at bet365 for Arnautovic to net any time.
Fulham are there for the taking and they've been losing at half-time and full-time in seven of eight away matches, so go for West Ham to continue that trend at 2-1 with BetVictor.
The Cottagers' hopes of three much-needed points rest on Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic adding to his haul of 10 league goals. However, only two of those have come away from Craven Cottage and he's 2-1 at bet365 to enhance that record here.
Six of the Serb's 10 goals have been headers – the most in the division – and he's 5-1 at Skybet to add another.
This English Premier League match between West Ham and Fulham will be played on Feb 22, 2019 and kick off at 19:45