Fulham’s unbeaten run in the league ended at the Emirates Stadium after a close 2-1 defeat to Arsenal. But, the London outfit will hope to keep their unbeaten home form alive when Graham Potter’s Brighton drops by Craven Cottage on Tuesday night. It could be a daunting challenge since Brighton is only one of the five Premier League teams yet to lose a single match. Do the top football betting tips experts believe Fulham can strip Brighton of their invincible status?
We are way too early in the season to make predictions, but Fulham have given many reasons to their fans to feel optimistic. In recent seasons, Fulham have struggled to extend their Premier League return beyond one season. But after the first four Premier League matches, it seems Fulham will give most teams in the division a run for their money.
The Cottagers have already played two of the big six clubs. Against Liverpool, they went ahead twice to settle for a 2-2 draw. They would stun the Emirates Stadium crowd on Saturday as well after Aleksandar Mitrović stole the ball from Gabriel Magalhães to put the visitors ahead. But, Fulham was left brokenhearted after the Gunners banked on their persistence to overcome the deficit. In their other two games, Fulham drew with Wolves and beat Brentford at home. So, Fulham will feel they can take down the high-flying Seagulls in front of a buzzing Craven Cottage crowd.
Neeskens Kebano did nothing wrong against Arsenal in the Fulham midfield. So, the DR Congo international will hope to retain his place after making the starting XI in place of Jay Stansfield. Harry Wilson and Manor Solomon will not get the green light from the Fulham medical team before mid-September as both players recover from knee injuries.
Brighton are rewriting history under Graham Potter. They have extended their unbeaten run to nine Premier League matches after picking up a 1-0 win over Leeds on Saturday. With ten points by their name after the first four Premier League matches, it’s Brighton’s best start to the Premier League season, surpassing their last season’s record when they got nine points at this stage.
The South Coast side have conceded only once this season, but it was one of their own players rather than an opposition forward who breached their resolute backline. After Alexis Mac Allister’s unfortunate own goal at Old Trafford, Brighton did not concede in their next three Premier League matches. Also, they did not return empty-handed from any of their last four Premier League trips.
The match might come too soon for Adam Lallana, who sat out on Saturday with a calf injury. Jakub Moder will not be back anytime soon for Brighton after damaging his ACL. Jeremy Sarmiento needs a few more weeks to return to full fitness.
Brighton have been one of the most tactically sound teams in the Premier League so far. As good as Fulham have been so far, we believe Marco Silva’s side will be second best to the visitors at Craven Cottage on Tuesday. We expect a 1-0 win for Brighton.
Brighton to win @ 2.38