Crystal Palace vs Fulham
|Date & Time||Saturday August 11, 2018, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Fulham +125 / Draw +230 / Crystal Palace +220 -- Over/Under: 2.5
Fulham will play their first game back in the Premier League at their home ground, Craven Cottage. The West London side will take on Crystal Palace in a much-anticipated match for the home side. Both teams will be desperate to start their season with a win so I am expecting a great game.
It has been a few years since Fulham were last in the English Premier League and the entire club is very excited about the return to the Premier League. This team has rebuilt well over the past few seasons and have now got a squad of players that can challenge most teams in the country. The likes Steven Sessegnon, Ryan Sessegnon, Aleksandar Mitrović and André Schürrle are all world class players and they will ensure that Fulham are a good side this season. This opening round match will give a good indication of how Fulham will place this season.
Crystal Palace, on the other hand, will be very optimistic about this season. While the departure of Yohan Cabaye saddened many fans, it was the right footballing option and the club seems to have built the team well over the summer. It seems that Wilf Zaha will remain with the Eagles this season which will be huge for the club since it means their best player will be on the team. Crystal Palace will see this match as a game that they can win and I expect them to try and get points early in the season to ensure they are not in a relegation battle when not many games remain. This team is now well established in the Premier League and I think that experience will be very beneficial for the club.
This should be a close game but I think Crystal Palace will ruin Fulham’s Premier League return. The Eagles are the better side and I think they will be more used to the levels of the Premier League. We are getting a good price to wager on Crystal Palace winning so that is the bet which I am going to suggest.