This match could be a tale of two squads. While Harry Redknapp had the luxury of resting his entire first team for Thursday’s 1-0 defeat against Rubin Kazan, Martin Jol fielded arguably his strongest XI for the match against Wisla Krakow and that could have a bearing on Sunday’s result.
The visitors should certainly be the fresher side at Craven Cottage, with Redknapp expected back in the dug-out following heart surgery earlier in the week and Tottenham are 13/10 (Victor Chandler – £25 free bets) to put a smile on the manager’s face by claiming another three points.
There is certainly no stopping Spurs at the moment who have won six of their past seven Premier League matches, with Newcastle the only team to have held them to a draw in that time. It helps when you have a midfielder that scores as many goals as Rafael Van Der Vaart and the Dutchman is 13/2 to open the scoring, having found the net in his past three games.
Gareth Bale scored twice against QPR last weekend and the Welshman is a tempting 11/1 shot to break the deadlock in this game, especially as his pace could test some tired Fulham legs, although the Cottagers are not easily beaten in front of their own supporters.
Last weekend’s win at Wigan has elevated the west London side towards mid-table and Jol will be looking to make the Cottage more of a fortress, with 9/4 available (Ladbrokes – £50 free betting) about a home win, with Moussa Dembele likely to return to the side and he is 10/1 to score the first goal of this game.
It is worth noting that Spurs have scored at least two goals in each of their past five Premier League games and Fulham might have to meet fire with fire on Sunday. A 2-2 draw is attractively priced at 14/1, with this scoreline occurring when Manchester City visited earlier this term.