Arsenal couldn’t beat Fulham at home just over a month ago, the pair playing out a 1-1 draw and the spoils were shared in an eventful encounter the last time the Gunners visited Craven Cottage, back in May.
The signs point to a frustrating Bank Holiday for Arsene Wenger’s troops then, despite their 10/11 favouritism with Stan James and at 13/5 via bet365, the Gunners may again be forced to settle for a solitary point against the resilient Cottagers.
6/1 for it to finish one-apiece is one to consider for the bold while Fulham’s home advantage makes them an attractive proposition at 7/4 in Boylesports’ ‘Draw No Bet’ market.
Elsewhere, Aston Villa are odds-on at 5/6 courtesy of Paddy Power, to make a winning start to 2012 by sending Swansea home empty-handed. The visitors have yet to pick up a maximum haul on their travels but they nevertheless tend to keep things tight so the stand out wager at Villa Park is arguably bet365’s 13/5 for a home win combined with a match tally of fewer than three goals.
Chelsea meanwhile, are 1/2 at Coral to see off Wolves, Skybet price Norwich at 11/10 to overcome QPR at Carrow Road and it’s hard to separate Blackburn and Stoke, who are 23/10 (Boylesports) to draw at Ewood Park.
Fulham and Arsenal to draw 1-1 – 6/1 ()
Aston Villa to win and under 2.5 goals in the game – 13/5 (bet365)