Game: Arsenal – Fulham
Date: 18 January, Saturday 2014 year
Start time: 15:00 GMT
Arsenal hosts Fulham United in game of the 22 round of Premiership. Before this derby of London, Arsenal is on 1st position in the stantings with 48 points, while Fulham are on 16th position with 39 point.
Arsenal is in great form and in a series of four consecutive wins in Premiership. In its last match “The Gunners” beat Aston Villa with 2-1 as away after goals by Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud.
In the match against Fulham, Arsen Wenger will not be able to rely on three players. These are injured Nicklas Bendtner, Theo Walcott and Abou Diaby. Walcott, who was in very good shape, was injured after defeating Tottenham with 2-0 on 4 January. In his absence against Aston Villa Wenger gave a chance to the youngster Gnabri, who make a great game and almost certainly will again start as a starter.
In the last round Fulham played a very poor game and lost with 1:4 from Sudnerland at “Craven Cottage”. So Fulham stayed just one point from relegation zone and if he loses his visit to the Emirates will almost certainly end up in the danger zone. Team manager René Meulensten almost no problems with the assembly of its squad for the upcoming game with the exception of injured defender Matthew Briggs.
Last calendar year Arsenal recorded two victories over Fulham as success in the current season at “Craven Cottage” was with 3-1. Differences in the class of the two teams is huge and I expect in the upcoming match Arsenal to win by two goals or more.
Facts before match:
Arsenal are undefeated in 27 of their last 30 matches in the Premier League.
Arsenal have been drawing at half time and winning at full time in their last 3 matches in the Premier League.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Fulham’s last 6 games in the Premier League.