Brentford v Fulham Cheat Sheet
Brentford v Fulham
Fulham head to Brentford on Monday night as they look to climb into the top six.
Marco Silva’s side have enjoyed a triumphant return to the Premier League so far. They would have been happy with survival this season but they have already amassed 39 points after 25 games. Their fans will now be dreaming of qualifying for Europe.
Brentford have also enjoyed a good season. They are currently 9th in the Premier League; six points behind Fulham having played two games less. This is the Bees second season in the top flight and they look set to improve on their 13th place finish last season. Thomas Frank’s team could put themselves in the fight for a Europa League place with a win on Monday night and they will be delighted with what they have achieved so far.
Fulham will be without Joao Palhinha due to suspension. Kurzawa and Cairney are also ruled out due to injury. Ivan Toney is able to start for the home side as the controversy surrounding betting rumbles on.
These two sides played out a five goal thriller earlier this season. Fulham were 3-2 victors on that day.
Fulham have scored in nine of their last 11 away games in the Premier League. Their opponents have scored in seven of those matches. Over this period, Marco Silva’s side have scored 1.27 goals per game and conceded 1.36. Only Chelsea and Newcastle have stopped Fulham from scoring during that away run.
Brentford have been in fine scoring form at home this season. They are averaging two goals per game in front of their own fans in the Premier League. They have scored in 10 of their 12 home matches. Having picked up 35 points already, the pressure is off for Brentford and they will be looking to finish as high as possible.
Thomas Frank’s side are conceding an average of 0.92 goals per game in the Premier League this season but I’m backing Fulham to find the net here. They had an xG of 2.54 during the match at Craven Cottage and are confident on the road. They beat Brighton in their last away match and will be ready for another tough test on Monday night.
Fulham are averaging 4.5 corners per game on the road this season (in league matches). They also had six corners in the reverse fixture. We look set to have an end-to-end game with chances for both teams and I expect the visitors to win their fair share of corners.
Brentford have conceded an average of 5.85 corners per game in the Premier League this season. This drops to 5-17 corners per game when they play in front of their own fans. Bournemouth are the only side since Christmas who have failed to win four corners against Brentford.
In their last five matches where they have been similarly priced to win, Fulham are averaging 6.2 corners per game. In Brentford’s last five similar matches, their opponents are averaging 5.8 corners per game. Both of these averages are well above the required mark for this bet to land.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is having a stellar season. The forward has been questioned in his previous stints in the Premier League but he has shown that he belongs at this level this season.
He returned from a short injury when his team overcame Leeds in the FA Cup and played 69 minutes. He should play an even bigger part in this one.
Mitrovic is averaging 1.7 fouls per 90 minutes this season and his foul numbers have increased in his recent league matches. Since Christmas, he is averaging 2.3 fouls per game and he should make a nuisance of himself here.
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