Crystal Palace - Fulham Betting Preview: Expect the goals to go in after half-time at Selhurst Park

Martin Jol's men have proved a tough nut to crack on the road this season, and Al Hain-Cole expects them to make the Eagles wait for the goalmouth action to unfold
Crystal Palace will be hoping to end a run of four consecutive defeats when they welcome Fulham to Selhurst Park on Monday night.

Ian Holloway’s men have lost six of their seven games in the Premier League but are slight 8/5 (2.60) favourites with Betway to double their points tally with victory over their London rivals.

Darren Bent’s late goal saw the Cottagers pick up their first win in six matches against Stoke last time out and they are available at 7/4 (2.75) come out on top once again here.

There have been no draws in any of the last five meetings between these sides, but you can get odds of 11/5 (3.20) on them sharing the spoils in this one.

With just 10 goals between them after seven games, these side are unlikely to attract a huge number of neutral viewers when they come face to face this evening.

Despite being blessed with talented attackers such as the aforementioned Bent, Dimitar Berbatov and Bryan Ruiz at his disposal, Martin Jol has set his side up rather defensively away from home this season.

While these tactics have been reasonably effective in that the visitors have conceded just three goals in three on the road in the league, the fact that every one of those strikes has gone in after half-time suggests they struggle to see the game out.

Considering four of the Eagles’ last five goals have been scored after half-time, it would be no surprise should they fail to break down their resolute guests until after the break tonight, and odds of 11/10 (2.10) are therefore not to be missed on the majority of the goals coming in the second period.

That bet is particularly appealing as 10 of this pair’s 15 goals in competitive matches have come in the second half this season, while it would have paid out in all three of Fulham’s away league fixtures so far.

Highest-scoring second half for a 1.5pt stake at 11/10 (2.10) with Betway

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.