The match of the 12th round of the Premier League between Fulham and Aston Villa will take place on October 20 at the Craven Cottage stadium in London.
Wards of Marco Silva cannot win the championship in 3 fights in a row. After 2 defeats from Newcastle (1:4) and West Ham (1:3), the team stumbled at home in the match with Bournemouth, having played with an opponent in a scoring draw with a score of 2:2. It is worth noting that already in 8 consecutive Premier League games involving Fulham, at least 3 goals are scored and both teams do not leave the field without a goal scored. At home in the championship, the Londoners have 2 consecutive games without a win (1 draw and 1 loss).
Birmingham in the last round lost at home to Chelsea with a score of 0:2. Before that, Aston Villa were unbeaten in 4 league matches in a row, winning 1 and drawing 3 times. In 8 previous matches in the Premier League, the team won only 1 win (3 draws and 4 losses). But away from the wards of Steven Gerrard, a series of 6 matches without a win, in which, after 4 defeats in a row, the team tied twice.
In games involving Fulham this season, an average of 3.6 goals per match is scored, this is the 4th highest score in the league. But Aston Villa, on the contrary, has the 4th bottom result in the championship – 2.0 goals. This fact is also interesting: in 10 games of the London club, less than 3 goals were scored in only 1 meeting. In Birmingham, after 10 league matches, only 3 matches scored more than 2 goals.
We will assume that the game will go according to the Fulham scenario, which means that we are waiting for a productive match in which both teams score, such indicators were in all 5 home matches of the Londoners in the Premier League this season. Despite the fact that after 10 rounds the Birmingham team scored only 7 goals, the team scored on the road in 9 of the 12 previous league matches. Our prediction: both teems will score.