Fulham can gun down Arsenal in tight derby
PREMIER LEAGUE FULHAM v ARSENAL Sunday, noon, BT
THE Gunners are looking for their ninth win on the trot in all competitions, but they may have used all their nine lives as Fulham can inflict defeat on the Gunners for the first time since the second game of the season.
The Cottagers need to find a way back to form and home wins are going to be crucial if they are to survive in the top flight.
Last week’s defeat to Everton was a wake-up call about being clinical in front of goal and despite Aleksandar Mitrovic’s fantastic start to the season the other players need to show a ruthless streak too.
The quality of the opposition and it being a London derby may well play into the Cottagers’ hands and they will raise their game in front of their home crowd.
Arsenal’s good recent form has boosted the price of the home win which is 17/4 with several firms and well worth a punt. As with all derbies, this will be a frenetic game full of passion.
With the home crowd behind them Slavisa Jokanovic’s players may well just find that extra edge required and Mitrovic will likely bully the Arsenal backline into submission.
The big Serb has become a massive hit since joining from Newcastle and others could benefit from his presence so it’s well worth a look at the 13/2 on offer with Skybet for Andre Schurrle to score in the home win.
Even so, the attacking talent Arsenal possess is hard to ignore.
With Alexandre Lacazette potentially their main striker here it’s worth a punt on the 22/19 with Unibet and 888sport for him to add to his tally.