1. A. Areola

13. T. Ream

4. D. Odoi

3. M. Hector

2. K. Tete

23. J. Bryan

10. T. Cairney

14. B. De Cordova-Reid

29. A. Zambo Anguissa

17. Ivan Cavaleiro

9. A. Mitrović

12. M. Rodák

33. A. Robinson

20. M. Le Marchand

7. N. Kebano

11. A. Knockaert

25. J. Onomah

47. A. Kamara

Scott Parker’s men are still looking for their first league points having lost their opening two league games; first to Arsenal and then to fellow newly promoted side Leeds.

Villa, on the other hand, are in far better form and they will be coming into this fixture having won three straight games across all competitions. With this in mind, it’s probably no surprise to see the Villains as the 6/4 favourites in the betting – that’s despite playing away from home.

Fulham aren’t miles behind with PaddyPower pricing the Lilywhites at around the 9/5 mark. One reason behind this could be Fulham’s cup victories over Ipswich and Sheffield Wednesday plus, their spirited effort against Leeds last weekend.

The London outfit have beaten Villa in four of their last five head to head games however, with Dean Smith’s side in good form, the recommendation is to back the visitors.

Games between the two clubs tend to be close contests which is why our best bet is to back a 2-1 win for the visitors. This bet is currently priced at 9/1 with Betfair.

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There is a 26.4% chance of a draw. In simulations where the game is not a draw Aston Villa, at 51.7%, are heavy favorites to beat Fulham who have just a 21.8% chance to win at home. Overall, the average simulation score is Aston Villa 1.7 to Fulham 1.0. In simulation wins, Fulham upsets Aston Villa by averaging 8.9 shots and 4.5 shots on goal. They average 2.1 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.6 in simulation losses.

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1. A. Areola

13. T. Ream

4. D. Odoi

3. M. Hector

2. K. Tete

23. J. Bryan

10. T. Cairney

14. B. De Cordova-Reid

29. A. Zambo Anguissa

17. Ivan Cavaleiro

9. A. Mitrović

12. M. Rodák

33. A. Robinson

20. M. Le Marchand

7. N. Kebano

11. A. Knockaert

25. J. Onomah

47. A. Kamara

26. E. Martínez

5. T. Mings

4. E. Konsa

18. M. Targett

10. J. Grealish

14. C. Hourihane

7. J. McGinn

6. Douglas Luiz

2. M. Cash

17. Trézéguet

11. O. Watkins

12. J. Steer

27. Ahmed El Mohamady

30. K. Hause

19. M. Nakamba

41. J. Ramsey

39. K. Davis

15. Bertrand Traoré

Aston Villa extended their winning start to the season to four successive matches in all competitions after a convincing 3-0 victory at Fulham.

Jack Grealish struck his first Premier League goal of the season to give his side a fourth-minute lead, before Conor Hourihane followed it up just over 10 minutes later.

Fulham’s defensive issues were on full show as Tyrone Mings struck just after half-time to seal the three points, before the Cottagers had a Bobby Decordova-Reid goal ruled out by VAR.

Villa were clinical in their finishing in front of goal, while Fulham struggled to trouble goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

Cottagers boss Scott Parker had spoken before the game about his desire to improve the defence, and Fulham’s frailties were soon on show again.

The hosts were punished almost immediately after failing to convincingly clear the ball from the back.

John McGinn sent in a well-weighted cross to Grealish who made no mistakes in front of goal, slotting the ball past Alphonse Areola.

Fulham’s challenge was then made more difficult, when Hourihane struck his first goal of the calendar year to double his side’s lead in the 15th minute from another McGinn assist.

Grealish starred in the centre of midfield, creating numerous chances for the visitors, while Parker’s side struggled to establish themselves on the game.

Last season’s Championship top-goalscorer Aleksandar Mitrovic often cut a lone figure in the box, with the Villa defence matching every cross which came in looking for the Serbian forward.

Villa all-but wrapped up the three points at the start of the second half, as an unmarked Mings put the ball past Areola from a Hourihane free-kick.

Fulham looked to have pulled one back when Decordova-Reid had the ball in the back of the net, but the goal was reviewed to VAR for a possible foul in the build-up.

Following a lengthy review, and after consulting the pitchside monitor, referee Stuart Attwell disallowed the goal for a foul by Mitrovic on Ezri Konsa in the box.

The hosts were limited to long-range efforts as the game drew to a close, with Villa able to hold off the challenge to secure a clean sheet.

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26. E. Martínez

5. T. Mings

4. E. Konsa

18. M. Targett

10. J. Grealish

14. C. Hourihane

7. J. McGinn

6. Douglas Luiz

2. M. Cash

17. Trézéguet

11. O. Watkins

12. J. Steer

27. Ahmed El Mohamady

30. K. Hause

19. M. Nakamba

41. J. Ramsey

39. K. Davis

15. Bertrand Traoré

Source: https://livescore.football365.com/england-premier-league-fulham-vs-aston-villa/28-09-2020/1287907

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