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AFC Bournemouth vs Fulham Predictions

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  • Vitality Stadium
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Fulham Double Chance (Win or Draw)

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14/1odds when tipped
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Tip Reasoning

  • Fulham are already assured of promotion, but three points here would virtually guarantee the title.
  • Bournemouth have failed to win five of their last ten home Championship matches
  • Fulham have avoided defeat in eight of their last ten away league games (7 wins, 1 draw).

Silva keeping Fulham focused on finishing line

Fulham confirmed their climb back to the Premier League with a 3-0 home win over Preston on Tuesday and will next attempt to seal the Football League Championship title by beating nearest challengers Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

There’s been a good, healthy rivalry between these clubs since Marco Silva replaced the south coast-bound Scott Parker in the summer, and we don’t expect the Portuguese coach to let his players hit the nearby beach now their primary objective has been realised. Fulham want to demonstrate their superiority over an outfit they couldn’t beat at Craven Cottage earlier this season, despite Silva’s protestations that it should have finished 2-0 to his side.

The Cherries are actually unbeaten in eight of their last nine meetings with Fulham, which makes us think twice about backing the visitors at around 2/1 to pick up all three points. Although Silva’s men have won seven of their last ten away games in the league, they have stumbled a bit of late with only two wins from their last five on the road.

Cottagers can come away with something

The double chance market does appeal, however, because Bournemouth can also be hit and miss at the Vitality with the Cherries failing to see off three inferior sides in their last five at home. Fulham, with ex-Bournemouth loanee Harry Wilson in fine fettle and Aleksandar Mitrovic seeking 45 goals, should continue their superb scoring record as they close in on a century.

The 49 away goal tally they already have is 20 better than the next best and 11 more than the Cherries have mustered in front of their home fans this term. So we’ll take a shot at Fulham winning this one by two goals to nil as the majority of their away victories have come with clean sheets and Bournemouth have failed to score in three of their last four matches.

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