The Cottagers face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday, with Kenny Jackett's men being promoted from League One last season. Wolves kicked off their season with a win, beating Norwich at home 1-0.
However, since that result they have lost two on the spin, with Northampton Town winning a League Cup match and Rotherham coming out 1-0 victors in the Championship last weekend, although the side from the west Midlands can count themselves a little unlucky to have come away from their last game with nothing.
William Hill price the away side at 9/5 (2.80) in this fixture, with Fulham the favourites at 6/4 (2.50). Neither side has recorded a draw so far this season, but you can back that outcome at 11/5 (3.20) with the same firm.
Last time these two sides met it was in the Premier League in March 2012. On that occasion it was a one-sided affair, with Fulham thrashing Wolves 5-0. However, with Fulham struggling to adapt with so many new arrivals, it's unlikely we will see a repeat scoreline this time around.
Backing Wolves in the 'draw no bet' market stands out in this fixture at 21/20 (2.05) with William Hill. Jackett's side were extremely strong on the road in League One last season, losing only three of their 23 matches, winning 14 of those games. Although they have made the step-up in class, Jackett still has a side who can be counted on to challenge even the most established of second-tier sides.
Expect them to take advantage of Fulham's frailties, especially while Magath attempts to blood some younger talent into a squad that has undergone a huge amount of player turnover in recent months. With the Cottagers' £11 million man Ross McCormack still not 100 per cent fit, it's tough to see where the home side's goals might come from.
|Wolves "Draw No Bet" at 21/20 (2.05) for a 2pts stake with William Hill|
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