Fulham v Sunderland Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Jokanovic’s Cottagers are in great form and our tipster fancies them to be strong at the back when they host Chris Coleman’s relegated Black Cats

Promotion contenders Fulham face relegated Sunderland in the Championship on Friday night.

The Cottagers, Evens (2.0) to finish in the top two with bet365, can move into the second automatic place with a victory for at least the night before Cardiff kick-off at Hull the following afternoon.

Latest odds

Fulham are as short as 1/5 (1.20) to get their 25th victory of the campaign and 16th of 2018.

Sunderland won the reverse fixture 1-0 and are 12/1 (13.0) to complete an unlikely double over the Cottagers.

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A draw, which has occurred in four of the last 10 league meetings between these sides, is 11/2 (6.50).  

Team news

Fulham’s Floyd Ayite could be out with a hamstring injury while Sheyi Ojo picked up a knock recently, so Lucas Piazon and Ryan Fredericks are expected to take the wide forward positions.

Donald Love, Lynden Gooch and Joel Asoro could all be absent for Sunderland, whose relegation was sealed by Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Burton Albion.

Mitrovic to strike?

Sunderland’s main problem all season has been defending crosses and with Fulham full-backs Ryan Fredericks and Matt Targett capable of delivering them, powerful striker Alexandar Mitrovic will fancy his chances.

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The sizzling Serb has scored the first goal in two of the Whites’ last four games and is 12/5 (3.4) to bag the opener again, having already netted 11 league goals since joining in January.

Preview and predictions

For our best bet, though, we’re taking the Evens (2.0) on a Fulham clean sheet.

They have achieved that objective in five of their last six games and effective ball retention allows them to tire their opponents when they score the first goal.

The Black Cats lack of motivation following relegation may also play a part and they could add to the 32% of matches they have failed to score in this season. 

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Fulham to keep a clean sheet at Evens (2.0) with bet365 for a 1.5pt stake

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