Liverpool failed short of winning the Premier League title last year for only one point and the main reason for that was their slow start. They will definitely have that in mind when they visit Fulham on Craven Cottage.
- Fulham vs Liverpool
- English Premier League – Round 1
- Date – 06/08/2022
- Starting time – 01.30 PM CET
- Venue: Craven Cottage, London, UK
Fulham Stats & Form
Fulham is back in the Premier League after a brilliant season in the championship. They finished on top of the table with 90 points winning 27 of 46 season games.
Fulham booked their ticket to the elite competition much earlier than the season ended and losing two of the last three games did not hurt them at all.
Aleksandar Mitrovic scored at will last season and the Cottagers are hoping that the Serbian will bring that striking form in the Premier League as well.
In the summer transfer window, Fulham signed Joao Palhinha from Sporting, Kristian Sekularac from Juventus and Andreas Pereira from Manchester United.
Fulham possible lineup: Gazzaniga, Adarabioyo, Bryan, Ream, Cairney, Chalobah, Kebano,
Knockaert, Wilson, Muniz, Mitrovic
Manager Marco Silva will have his full roster available for the game against Liverpool.
Liverpool Stats & Form
It is difficult to assess Liverpool’s last season as they finished as runners-up both in the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. What is certain is that the Reds again will be among the top favorites to win any competition they are playing in.
Last season, they finished with 92 points, one shy from Manchester City. They won the last three games of the season but the 1-1 draw at home against Tottenham cut off the needed points for the crown.
Sadio Mane’s transfer to Bayern Munich will be an issue for Jurgen Klopp but he will definitely find a way to make his absence less felt.
Liverpool was not very active on the transfer market as they signed only Fabio Carvalho from Fulham, Darwin Nunez from Benfica and Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen.
Liverpool possible lineup: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, van Dijk, Fabinho, Henderson, Keita, Thiago, Firmino, Salah
Calvin Ramsey and Diogo Jota will not be available for Liverpool in the season opener.
Fulham vs Liverpool Head-to-Head Stats
Liverpool has won 3 of the last 5 games against Fulham with one loss and one draw. The last three games between these two teams finished under 2.5 goals.
Fulham vs Liverpool Betting Odds
Liverpool is the favorite to win this game with -345 odds in their favor while Fulham is at 860. The odds for the draw are at 475.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with -200 for over and 152 for under.
Fulham vs Liverpool Betting Tip
Liverpool will go into the season without one of their best players from the previous seasons as Sadio Mane joined Bayern Munich. That is definitely a huge blow for the team but as long as they have Mohamed Salah, scoring will not be an issue for the Reds. Liverpool is known for taking care of business against teams from the bottom of the standings, and that is where Fulham will probably be. Fulham fans will be delighted watching Liverpool in the season opener at Craven Cottage but will probably not have many reasons to celebrate. Aleksandar Mitrovic had a historic season in the championship and we will see if he can bring some of that to the elite. Anyway, Liverpool will win this game routinely and start the season with three points.
Expert betting tip: Liverpool to win (-345 by 22bet)