Our Fulham vs Arsenal pick features the first match of the 2020-2021 English Premier League season. The game, which is one of four being played on Saturday, September 12, 2020, will start at 7:30 am ET. Fulham earned a promotion to the EPL after one year of relegation. The Gunners finished eighth in the league with a record of 14-14-10 and 56 points. This London Derby will be played at Fulham’s Craven Cottage. The Cottagers play last season’s FA Cup and Community Shield holders. They have their work cut out for them.
Fulham vs Arsenal Pick – Form and Statistics
Last season, Fulham took the English Football League Championship by outlasting Cardiff City 4-1 in aggregate play and taking down Brentwood 2-1 to take the crown. The club finished with a 23-12-11 record and 81 points. They are in form at 3-1-1
Arsenal was in form at 4-0-1. Arsenal last played August 29 against Liverpool for the Community Shield. Although the game ended in a 1-1 draw, the Gunners took the contest and beat the Reds on penalty shots by a score of 5-4. Over the past seven years, these two teams have met five times. Arsenal is 5-0-0 and have outscored the Cottagers 15 – 3.
The Cottagers vs The Gunners – Players
Over the past few days, Fulham has seen Kenny Tete and Alphonse Areola (loan) join the team. Other new signing include Antonee Robinson and Mario Lemina (loan) while Harrison Reed and Anthony Knockaert, who were previously on loan, have now signed permanent contracts.
Our Fulham vs Arsenal pick finds that the Cottagers’ front three includes expert striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. He will bring the attack to the net. On either side of him is a top-notch pair, Knockaert and Ivan Cavaleiro. There’s depth as Bobby Reid and Neeskens Kabano offers other options.
The bad news for the Gunners is that they will be light in terms of depth. Arsenal must play without Pablo Mari, as well as fellow defenders Shkodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers who are ruled out. David Luiz, who has a neck issue, may not play. The same is true for Gabriel Martinelli.
On defense, a three-man backline that includes of William Saliba, Rob Holding, and Kieran Tierney should hold the Cottagers in check. On offense, look for the popular and productive Dani Ceballos, who’s on loan from Madrid, to anchor the middle spot. He will have former captain Granit Xhaka as his partner. Two wing-backs, Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, will stabilize the sides. Also, captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is part of the left flank. There’s plenty of solid talent on the right too.
Fulham vs Arsenal Pick – Final Word
Our Fulham vs Arsenal pick notes that the Gunners’ spread is -1.0 (-108) and their moneyline comes in at -180. Fulham’s moneyline is +505. The Cottagers’ best point spread is +1.5 (-200). Everything points to an Arsenal win by two or three goals. A win by Fulham would be a major upset. We’re going with the Gunners and the -1.0 spread for -108.
Fulham Cottagers vs Arsenal Gunners – Summary
Arsenal point spread at -1.0 (-103)