Fulham vs Norwich City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Fulham vs Norwich City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

Fulham v Norwich City Predictions

Craven Cottage plays host on Saturday afternoon (15:00) to a return to Championship action between two sides expected to go well this season. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. These two are among the sides in the promotion conversation this season with Fulham losing out in the play-offs last season and Norwich finishing just outside the top six and ending the season in good form. Fulham are something of a bogey team for Norwich losing just one of their last 8 head-to-heads. The reverse fixture at Craven Cottage finished 2-2 last season with the Canaries going two up through Graham Dorrans penalties before a Stefan Johansen and Chris Martin strike earned a point for the home team.

Betting Tips & Predictions

Given that both sides are expected to go well this season this looks an intriguing opening encounter. I could not argue with any of the prices on offer in the match markets so will look elsewhere for my bets. Marley Watkins has looked good in pre-season since his move from Barnsley and he scored a cracker in a recent pre-season friendly. Take the Norwich winger at generous odds in the first goalscorer market. Oliver Norwood was one of the few bright spots for Fulham in their recent friendly loss to Wolfsburg and he looks worth siding with here in the goalscorer markets.

Marley Watkins first goalscorer, each-way unlimited places

Oliver Norwood first goalscorer, each-way unlimited places

Fulham saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Fulham saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Norwich City

Norwich City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Fulham

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Fulham Form Guide

Fulham Team Logo

Fulham

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
W H

26-08-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Exeter City Team Logo Exeter City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

01-09-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

08-09-2018

Club Friendlies

ATK Team Logo ATK

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

29-09-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

07-10-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

20-10-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

Norwich City Form Guide

Norwich City Team Logo

Norwich City

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

02-09-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-09-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

22-09-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Wycombe Wanderers Team Logo Wycombe Wanderers

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 3)

W H

29-09-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

03-10-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

06-10-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

20-10-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Fulham Preview

Fulham ended the season in fantastic form and would have topped the table if just taking into account results from November. A slow start though meant they had to try get through the play-offs and came undone against Reading. They return with the same manager and most of the same squad with retaining Tom Cairney and Ryan Sessegnon massive deals. They have lost Scott Malone to Huddersfield but signed a highly-rated ball winning midfielder in Ibrahima Cisse. One of the biggest breakthoughs the London side can make if they want to get into the top two this season is to convert some draws into victories after drawing eight home games last season. They were one of the more entertaining sides for neutrals with an average of 3.09 goals per fixture with 26 of 46 going over 2.5.

Fulham Team News

They have no registered injuries or suspensions

Norwich City Preview

Norwich also ended the season in good form but paid the price for waiting too long to sack manager Alex Neil after a bad spell. They ended up in eighth which was disappointing for a side who had just come down from the Premier League. It has been a busy summer for Norwich with new Director of Sport Stuart Webber appointing Dortmund under 23 coach Daniel Farke as boss. Farke and Webber have used a mix of Championship players (Marley Watkins, James Husband), Premier League loanees (Angus Gunn, Harrison Reed) and players from the German league (Vranic, Franke, Zimmermann) to strengthen their squad. They have lost Jonny Howson, Graham Dorrans and Josh Murphy from midfield but still have a number of options in these places. Norwich had the firepower last season to compete with most teams and with Oliveria and Jerome surrounded by creatives like Pritchard, Hoolahan, Vranic and Maddison they should not struggle for goals. They need to better in defence though where they conceded the third-highest amount of goals last season in the Championship.

Norwich City Team News

They have no registered injuries or suspensions

Fulham Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Norwich City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Fulham vs Norwich City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
27 GK David Button 191 83
3 RB Ryan Sessegnon 178 70
13 CD Tim Ream 186 72
2 LB Ryan Fredericks 180 79
26 CD Tomas Kalas 184 71
8 CM Stefan Johansen 182 78
16 CM Oliver Norwood 180 76
10 CM Tom Cairney 185 72
7 RF Neeskens Kebano 170 65
11 CF Floyd Ayite 175 68
24 LF Sone Aluko 173 62
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Angus Gunn 196 77
6 CD Christoph Zimmermann 194 92
28 CD Marcel Franke 193 84
5 CD Russell Martin 183 74
8 CM Mario Vrancic 186 75
4 CM Harrison Reed 181 72
17 LM Yannick Wildschut 183 86
23 CM James Maddison 175 73
3 RM James Husband 179 65
10 CF Cameron Jerome 185 85
12 CF Marley Watkins 178 65