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Fulham v Burnley betting tips: Cottagers staring down the barrel

| 08.05.2021
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Preview and odds for Monday’s match

Fulham go into their final four matches of the season knowing only four wins are likely to give them any hope of avoiding an immediate return to the Championship.

The Cottagers have only picked up one point from their last six matches and are now drinking in the last-chance saloon as they look to avoid joining West Brom and Sheffield United in going down.

One of the teams they are hoping to catch is Burnley so it could be a tense occasion in the final match of the latest round of games of this Premiership season.

Monday’s game, which kicks off at 8pm, is live on Sky Sports and hopefully our match preview can help identify the best Fulham v Burnley betting tips.

Fulham v Burnley match odds

Fulham may be in poor form but are desperate for victory and have been priced up as the 5/4 favourites.

They have only managed three wins since the start of December though, all of which came in the space of six games during February and March.

Too many draws have been their downfall, with only Brighton drawing more matches than Fulham’s 12, and the points to be shared again can be backed at 23/10.

Burnley have won more matches on their travels than at Turf Moor and are 12/5 for a sixth away victory and given that they have only conceded one goal in those five wins, it is worth pointing out that the Clarets are 19/4 to win to nil.

It is fair to say Burnley do not have a reputation as one of the most entertaining teams to watch but the goals have been flowing recently.

Over 2.5 goals, which is available at 21/20, has paid out in each of their last six games while it is seven out of eight in terms of both teams to score which is a 4/5 chance.

Fulham v Burnley head-to-head

 

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Fulham have already met Burnley twice this season and are yet to get the better of Sean Dyche’s men.

Two much-changed line-ups met in the fourth round of the FA Cup and Burnley eased to a 3-0 win thanks to a Jay Rodriguez double and a Kevin Long goal.

February’s meeting at Turf Moor was a much more even contest, with Ola Aina giving Fulham the lead early in the second half only for Ashley Barnes to equalise three minutes later in a 1-1 draw.

A repeat of that scoreline on Monday is on offer at 5/1.

Previous XI

Fulham vs Burnley - Football tactics and formations

Fulham: Areola, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson, Aina, Lemina, Zambo, Decordova-Reid, Cavaleiro, Lookman, Maja.

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Cork, Brownhill, McNeil, Westwood, Wood, Vydra.

Team news

Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed took part in light training for the first time since a knock and will be assessed. Captain Tom Cairney has been training with the team but boss Scott Parker admitted he was “nervous” over rushing back the 30-year-old.

Burnley midfielder Dale Stephens is expected to be in contention despite a knock but winger Robbie Brady and defender Kevin Long are out.

Key battles

Fulham’s defence is yet to come up against Chris Wood this season with the striker missing the league game and being an unused substitute in the FA Cup.

He heads into this game in fine form though with seven goals in as many games, including a hat-trick at Wolves two weeks ago, so little wonder that he is the 7/2 favourite to open the scoring.

Burnley centre-backs James Tarkowski and Ben Mee will be encouraged by the fact that Fulham have only managed nine goals at home this season and Bobby Decordova-Reid is their top scorer on five.

Aleksandar Mitrovic has only managed three goals but is 9/2 to score first, as is fellow frontman Josh Maja.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.