Fulham will play against Arsenal in Premier League and we got a Football forecast that win for the match. The game is on Saturday, September 12 from 12:30 UK at Craven Cottage.
This will be the first match from the new Premier League season. Fulham came back from Championship after winning the playoffs. In the semifinal of the playoffs, Fulham played against Cardiff and beat them 0:2 away from home with goals from Joshua Onomah and Neeskens Kebano. Cardiff won in London 1:2 but that was not enough for the Welsh team to advance to the finals. Scott Parker’s team was the underdog against Brentford at the final.
During the regular time, the game finished without goals. However, in the extra time, Joe Bryan was the big hero for Fulham after scoring twice and they won the final with 2:1. The team finished 4th in Championship with 81 points which were 2 fewer than the second West Brom and 12 fewer than the champions Leeds United.
Arsenal finished 6th in Premier League with 56 points which were 10 fewer than the top 4. However, they can be proud after Mikel Arteta became their head coach because they won a trophy and that was FA Cup. To make it to the final the Gunners first beat Manchester City with 2:0 and in the game for the trophy again as underdog they won with 2:1 against Chelsea.
The first official match from the new season is for a trophy – Community Shield and Arsenal won it too. Their opponent was the champion Liverpool and the regular time finished 1:1 after goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Takumi Minamino. Then the team from London won after penalties 5:4. To prepare for the new season Mikel Arteta team played also one friendly match against QPR and won it with 4:3.
The favorite in the upcoming clash is Arsenal but it will be a London derby and we know that in these matches anything can happen. Fulham will be very happy to be back in Premier League and I expect their players to give their best in the first match which will be watched from the whole football world. That is why my prediction here will be for goals from both teams. Football forecast that win: BTTS