Liverpool will be aiming to kick off the new EPL campaign in style, opposing the newcomers Fulham at Craven Cottage in a Saturday match. Our sportsbook is offering the best markets and bonuses for the Premier League.
Fulham: Newly Promoted
With a 3-0 win over Preston North End April 19, Championship-leading Fulham became the first of three clubs to officially secure promotion to this Premier League season. They’re in the top-flight league for the third time in five years, hope it goes differently this time around.
Biggest story of Fulham’s Championship campaign is the goal scoring, with an astonishing +63 goal differential and 106 goals scored through 46 matches played. At the forefront of that run is Serbian international Aleksandar Mitrovic, smashing the single-season goal record with 43. Mitrovic will be the man to watch and include in our soccer picks and parlays involving the home team, while both Chalobah and Wilson are doubtful for the match.
Fulham will be getting their campaign underway against an expected title challenger in Liverpool. Marco Silva will know the difficulty of taking on Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool, having lost three Merseyside derbies during his stint as boss at Everton. They lost one of their players in Fabio Carvalho, ironically to Liverpool. He did score 10 goals and recorded eight assists in the Championship for Fulham this season, as they won the second-tier title and promotion. Fulham had an exciting brand of open, attacking football en route to the Championship title, but will that style leave them exposed in the Premier League?
Liverpool: Firing on all cylinders
Liverpool was off to the perfect start to the new Premier League season, claimed the first silverware by beating EPL champions Man City in the Community Shield. The Reds produced a photo finish last season’s race, just beaten to the post by the Citizens on the final day. Klopp will be hoping to go one better this season, but must avoid a potential stumble on the road against Fulham.
The Reds begin the chase for the title without Sadio Mane, joining Bayern Munich in the summer. However, his replacement, Darwin Nunez, is likely to play an important role this season. Since the club chiefs managed to hold in to top scorer Mohamed Salah, it’s no wonder the visitors are seen as hot favorites to win the opener.
The Egyptian king won the Premier League Golden Boot award for the 2021/22 campaign, alongside Tottenham’s Son Heung-min. Having finished the season with 23 goals (level with Son) from 35 appearances, the Liverpool superstar earned the trophy for the third time in his Reds’ career. He was also voted the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year. If you’re betting online, Liverpool are the team to back week in and week out. For the Reds, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is definitely sidelined (injury), and Diogo Jota faces a race against the clock to be fit for the match.
Fulham vs Liverpool Head-to-Head
The visitors have won four of their last six head-to-heads with Fulham, at least three goals were scored in three of the pair’s last six. At least three goals were also scored in four of Fulham’s and four of Liverpool’s last six, across all of the competitions. Both teams have scored in three of the last five meetings between these two clubs, and the style of football both have adopted suggests we’ll be treated to goals at both ends of the pitch. The hosts have managed to earn four points in their last two games against Liverpool.
Fulham vs Liverpool Game Information
- Game: Fulham (0-0-0) vs Liverpool (0-0-0)
- Location: Craven Cottage (London)
- Day/Time: Saturday, August 6, 7:30 a.m. ET
- Live stream: fubo.tv
Fulham vs Liverpool Betting Lines
Fulham vs Liverpool Predictions
The Reds enter this clash as heavy favorites at -340 on the three-way moneyline, according to the latest soccer odds. The goal-line is set at three.
Fulham were busy in the transfer market this summer, bringing in the likes of Joao Palhinha from Sporting, Andreas Pereira (Man United), Mbabu (Wolfsburg) and former German international goalkeeper, Leno (Arsenal). They will need time in order to be included in their system. Liverpool are too strong. They will be eager to kick off their season with a win. It should be convincing.
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