Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur – London derby to end in draw
Mouassa Dembele and Andrew Johnson are on the brink of returning as Mark Hughes may tempt playing an out-and-out striker for the first time in two matches.
Tottenham Hotspur’s defensive crisis has eased with the return of Younes Kaboul and William Gallas, and it could be a case of the Spurs defence cancelling the Fulham attack out when the two teams meet on Saturday.
Mark Hughes has drawn 14 of his last 18 matches as a Premier League manager and it’s 11/5 that the spoils will be shared on Saturday.
Craven Cottage has proved a tricky venue for Spurs to register a win in recent times, Spurs have won just one of their last nine away games to Fulham, but command slight favouritism at 6/4.
Fulham are 15/8 to beat Spurs, but the returns of Dembele and Johnson may be limited to substitute appearances as Fulham look to improve their scoring form – they have found the net twice in the last four matches.
Johnson’s return from a 13-month lay-off means he is unlikely to start the game against Spurs, and Dembele has only featured in a handful of training sessions, so it’s worth looking elsewhere for Fulham scorers.
But three of the last eight games between the two have ended in goalless draws and it’s very possible that neither side will appear on the score sheet on Saturday.
7/1 is available for a 0-0 result, and the return of Gallas and Kaboul will strengthen a defence that has kept just two clean sheets all season.
Fulham have failed to score in four of their last five matches against Spurs and Mark Hughes will settle for another draw against a Spurs team who will have one eye on their encounter with Inter Milan next week.
9/4 is available for there to be under 1.5 goals in the match. See the full Fulham vs Tottenham match betting odds market here.