Fulham vs. Arsenal - 9/12/20 Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Arsenal vs. Fulham

Premier League Soccer: Saturday, September 12th 2020 at 7:30 AM (craven cottage)

The Line: Arsenal -186 / Fulham +500 -- Over/Under:2.5 Goals Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Fulham F.C. and Arsenal F.C. kick off their season on Saturday, September 12th at Craven Cottage in Fulham for English Premier League action. This is the first game of the Premier League season for both teams.

Fulham will be making their return to the top flight of English soccer after qualifying through the Champions playoff last season. Their last stint in the Premier League didn’t end well as they lost 11 of their last 14 games and were relegated. The good news for Fulham coming into this game is they played well to end last season losing only one game in their final 12 games. Fulham has played one game since the end of the last season against MK Dons in a friendly, and in that game they played to a 2-2 draw. Fulham had a good team last season but they have improved during the transfer window bringing in Antonee Robinson, Mario Lemina, Anthony Knockaert and Harrison Reed.

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On the other side of this matchup is Arsenal who actually found some success last season. Arsenal finished in 8th place in the EPL standings but they were able to win the FA Cup and now there seems to be a lot of confidence surrounding this season. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the face of this team and last year put 22 goals in the back of the net. Even though this is a talented team, Arsenal has made it clear they are going to try to find more players to help improve their team, but they won’t be available for Saturday's game. The one place this team struggled was on defense and in this season if it's something that stops them from finishing in the top four it's going to be the defense that lets them down. 

Arsenal is the better team, but there is no value betting them so the only way to bet to this game is with the total. Arsenal’s offense is good but their defense has had issues and that is going to creep up again in this game. Look for a high scoring game that goes well over this total. 

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