Fulham vs Aston Villa prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Karl Matchett
·2-min read
Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings and Emi Martinez (Getty Images)
Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings and Emi Martinez (Getty Images)

One newly promoted team meets one in their second season in the top flight on Monday, as Fulham host Aston Villa in the Premier League.

The Craven Cottage club would love to emulate their opponents by surviving this season, even if it goes to the last day as it did with Villa - but there’s a lot of work to do to ensure that can be the case.

Fulham haven’t yet picked up a point in the league and the defence has looked worryingly short of top-flight quality.

Villa have started with plenty of reason for optimism, with new signings and an opening-match win.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

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When is it?

The match kicks off at 5:45pm on Monday evening at Craven Cottage.

How can I watch it?

It will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Ultimate HD. Subscribers can also stream the game via the Sky Go app.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

Team news

Fulham are likely to have a fully fit squad to choose from and Scott Parker could make changes, with defensive errors an early theme this season in particular.

Villa are likely to name the same lineup which won against the Blades, meaning Bertrand Traore could wait for his league debut on the bench.

Predicted line-ups

Fulham: Areola; Tete, Hector, Ream, Bryan; Reed, Anguissa; Kebano, Decordova-Reid, Cavaleiro; Mitrovic

Villa: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Luiz, Hourihane; Trezeguet, Watkins, Grealish.

Odds

Fulham - 45/23

Draw - 12/5

Villa - 8/5

Prediction

Fulham will attack as they know these are the types of games they have to look at winning, but Aston Villa have more resilience this year than last and could emerge with a confidence-boosting win of their own instead. Fulham 1-2 Villa