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Premier League tips: Best bets for Tottenham v Fulham

20 Oct | BY Rob Eddy | MIN READ TIME |
Premier League tips: Best bets for Tottenham v Fulham

Rob Eddy's best bets for Monday Night Football include a half-time/full-time bet and a Tottenham star to get an assist.

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Expectations were probably not that high at Tottenham after their failure to qualify for European football last season, but that is not the case anymore after a great start under Ange Postecoglou.

The north London outfit went into the international break at the top of the Premier League and they will look to build on their eight-match unbeaten run against Fulham on Monday.

The Cottagers have claimed two victories this season, which have come against promoted teams Luton and Sheffield United, but they will not only take confidence from the point they took from their 2-2 draw at Arsenal, as they also knocked Spurs out of the Carabao Cup in August.

Home team may have to be patient

A return of 20 points from their opening eight matches, which included a draw against Arsenal, represents an excellent start for Tottenham and it is little surprise to see them at 19/40 to claim a home win over Fulham.

However, they have not been the fastest of starters and it could be worth backing their London rivals to go into the interval on level terms.

Both of Tottenham’s goals in their opening 2-2 draw at Brentford were scored in the first half, but just four of their subsequent 16 successful strikes have followed that pattern.

Sheffield United nearly pulled off a great smash-and-grab at Spurs before they were eventually undone by two goals in injury-time, but Fulham may have taken a lot from that and look to frustrate their opponents as much as possible as they look for what would be only their third win at Tottenham in 18 Premier League trips.

Spurs have won nine of their last 12 home games and should be expected to claim another three points, but six of their eight league matches have been level at half-time so it is worth taking a chance on the draw-Tottenham half-time/full-time at 7/2.

Maddison can pull the Spurs strings

Tottenham are playing a much more attractive brand of football under Postecoglou than they did under either Jose Mourinho or Antonio Conte and the player who is epitomising the new philosophy more than any other has been midfielder James Maddison.

The former Leicester man joined in the summer and has provided a number-ten presence just behind the lone striker, and he was the greatest creative influence in the Premier League before the international break, posting five assists in eight matches.

The England midfielder can be relied upon to provide the killer pass to create good opportunities for players such as Son Heung-Min and Richarlison, and he is also central to most of Tottenham’s set-piece strategies.

Confidence is not a problem for Maddison and he looks a good price at 17/10 to set up another goal for one of his colleagues.


Half-time/full-time: Draw/Tottenham @ 7/2

James Maddison to assist 1+ goal @ 17/10