Seeking to continue their streak of dominance in London derbies, Arsenal welcomes Fulham to Emirates Stadium. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and Premier League live betting in the English top-flight league.
Arsenal a Betting Lock at Home
Arsenal struggled to click into gear against a well-drilled Palace defense on Monday. The team had their backs against the wall for the final few moments of the game but managed to secure their one-goal advantage and added three more points to their season tally.
Arsenal are sitting pretty on a podium spot in the EPL standings, currently in third place behind reigning champs Manchester City and super Brighton. After running out of steam in their push for the title last term, Arsenal has shown no signs of hangover in their latest pursuit of a first English crown since the days of Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles.
Following an injury to Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah has been Mikel Arteta’s first-choice striker during the season’s opening weeks. He seized his starting opportunity by firing in the opener against Nottingham Forest on Matchday one.
He could then consider himself a little unlucky when hitting the post at Crystal Palace on Monday, although the Arsenal forward did go on to earn his team the penalty kick that resulted in the match-winning goal. If you’re betting online and love props, you should back him to contribute on the scoresheet against Fulham.
Owing to his red card for two bookable offenses in the win over Palace, Arsenal full-back Takehiro Tomiyasu will sit this London derby out through suspension, joining the man he replaced, ACL victim Jurrien Timber, on the absentee list. On a more positive note, Oleksandr Zinchenko is back to full fitness after coming off the bench against Palace.
Fulham Without Star Striker
The Aleksandar Mitrovic transfer saga has finally come to a close with the Serbian’s big-money move to Al-Hilal. Fulham boss Marco Silva is busy drawing up plans for life after the talismanic marksman, with not much luck.
After beating Everton on Matchday one, Fulham struggled against Brentford, failing to find the back of the net and conceding three goals. Mitrovic’s departure means Raul Jimenez will likely lead Fulham’s line at the Emirates. The Mexican, however, has been profligate since returning from a career-threatening head injury.
Tim Ream’s dismissal against the Bees means summer arrival Calvin Bassey is poised to start at the back, while Joao Palhinha will almost certainly make his first start of the season after recovering from a shoulder injury. The Fulham faithful would likely accept a goalless draw at the Emirates if it was offered to them before kickoff, but we won’t include them in our Premier League picks and parlays because Arsenal is playing too well in front of their fans.
Arsenal vs Fulham Head-to-Head
Arsenal has won both of their Premier League matches after claiming the Community Shield. The Gunners won both league meetings last season against Fulham, scoring five goals in the process. Arsenal has scored at least three goals in seven of their last nine home league games stretching back to last season.
Fulham has only managed four shots on target in two games. Fulham has followed a loss-win-loss-win pattern on their travels since the start of May, and only two of their away fixtures in the 2022-23 Premier League campaign ended level. Fulham has already faced 17 shots on target across two games, conceding a hefty 36 chances in total.
Arsenal vs Fulham Match Information
- Match: Arsenal (2-0-0) vs Fulham (1-0-1)
- Location: Emirates Stadium, London, England
- Day/Time: Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. ET
- Arsenal vs Fulham Live Stream: fubo.tv
Arsenal vs Fulham Betting Lines
Focus on Arsenal When Betting This Match
Arsenal enters this clash as a heavy favorite, priced at -435 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Premier League odds, while the goal line is set at three goals.
Arteta’s troops have just one shut-out to show from their last eight Premier League fixtures in front of their fans, but Fulham’s recent displays in the attacking third have not embodied that of a side capable of giving the Gunners a good run for their money.
The difference in quality is massive and Fulham’s attacking firepower has been hit by Mitrovic’s transfer. The Gunners should have enough to cover the spread and continue their perfect run.