Place: England. London. Wembley Stadium.
Date: on the 18th of August, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 15:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Championship of England. Premier League. 2nd round.
Tottenham (the head coach Mauricio Pochettino)
The well-known “Beautiful Mind” that was founded by Jose Mourinho and Josep Guardiola in the Spanish La Ligue has found its worthy continuation in the first round of the new season of the EPL. This time, after the current head coach of Manchester United, their active participant became the Argentina coach of Tottenham Mauricio Pochettino who actively hid the possibility of going on the field of the best players.
But, contrary to all initial statements Harry Kane, Bamidele Alli, Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen, and, of course, the new world champion Hugo Lloris were playing in the starting lineup of an away match with Newcastle and have made the significant contribution to the firstvictory of the Spurs in the new season (1:2). Authors of the scored goals became Jan Vertonghen and Bamidele Alli,.
Now Mauricio Pochettino’s team will spend the first home match with Fulham on Wembley. That is, here we have one more London derby with participation of the Spurs and the Cottagers who have come back to the Premier League.
Fulham (the head coach Slaviša Jokanović)
West Ham (4:0), Huddersfield and Fulham which have lost with whitewash became the main losers of the first round of the Premier League in Liverpool. But, if the Royals were the rivals of Huddersfield and therefore the final result (0:3) is quite natural, then a certain fight was expected on Craven Cottage.
Alas! The Cottages have powerlessly lost to the weak opponent Crystal Palace (0:2) and therefore have at once appeared in the relegation zone. And now the team of Slaviša Jokanović is facing very difficult away match on the main football arena of Great Britain – Wembley. That is, here we have received one more London derby which participants are on opposite sides of standings. We will remind you that the last calendar meeting of the current rivals has taken place on the 19th April, 2014 on the old arena of the Spurs – White Hart Lane and has ended with the victory of the hosts with the score – 3:1. By the way, one of three goals of Tottenham at that meeting four years ago was scored by Harry Kane.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Tottenham vs. Fulham
The opinion of the bookmakers is clear for the forthcoming match. Mauricio Pochettino’s team is considerably stronger than the Cottages by the class and the level of the game: Tottenham – 1.25, Fulham – 10.00.
As we have already noted, the last calendar meeting of the current rivals four years ago has ended with confident victory of the Spurs. Of course now the possible home win of the hosts of Wembley also doesn’t raise any doubts. And as an alternative to low coefficient for Tottenham – 1.25we present to your attention an outcome on asian handicap of the favorite.