Arsenal vs Fulham - Premier League Soccer Betting Odds

Alex Murray
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Alex Murray
25 Aug 23
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Arsenal vs Fulham - Premier League Soccer Betting Odds

As you might have guessed, the title challengers Arsenal are the massive moneyline favorites to win this contest against Fulham at the Emirates on Saturday, August 26th on all betting sites and betting apps.

Highlights

  • Arsenal are big-time -524 odds favorites to beat Fulham on Saturday
  • Fulham’s Double-Chance market is offering +244 odds
  • Eddie Nketiah tops the anytime goalscorer table with +130 odds

Arsenal vs. Fulham - Premier League Football Betting Odds - Saturday, August 26th

All odds provided by Sports Interaction.

Team

Moneyline

Total Goals

Double Chance

Will Both Teams Score?

Arsenal

-524

O3.5 (+109)

Arsenal/Draw (-2,967)

Yes (-114)

Fulham

+1,100

U3.5 (-145)

Fulham/Draw (+244)

No (-137)

Draw

+554

 

Arsenal/Fulham (-879)

 

Since the start of last season, Arsenal have been arguably the best team in the Premier League when it comes to beating up on fellow London-based sides. In 12 games against the other six London teams last year, Arsenal racked up 10 wins and two draws.

However, their London dominance runs a lot deeper when you look at the Arsenal v Fulham fixture. Fulham has not beaten Arsenal since 2012, a span of 10 games, of which they drew only two. In those games, Arsenal has averaged 2.7 goals and failed to score multiple goals just twice.

Arsenal have one of the most talented groups of attacking players in the entire Premier League, and the way Fulham played on the road against another London side, Brentford, last week in a 3-0 loss, does not bode well for them against the cream of the crop at the Emirates. Fulham allowed Brentord—who are currently without their top attacking option in Ivan Toney—17 shots, eight of which were on target, resulting in a hefty 3.9 xG.

Without last year’s top goalscorer, Aleksandar Mitrovic, who became disgruntled and eventually left the club for that Saudi Arabian money, Fulham look like they could be one of the most talent-deprived squads in the league this season. It remains to be seen who will step up as Fulham’s main goal threat in Mitrovic’s absence.

Arsenal was a lot better on the road than they were at the Emirates last year, so we would usually expect them to give up a consolation goal here, but with Fulham’s lack of attacking threats, the “only Arsenal to score” prop at +103 odds looks mighty enticing.

Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka are constant threats on the outside, and Fulham don’t really have the facilities to stop either of them. Martin Odegaard has had a mediocre couple of weeks, but it would only seem to be a matter of time before his chemistry with Saka down that right flank starts resulting in goals again.

It’s also interesting to note that Bernd Leno played for Arsenal for a significant period alongside a few of Arsenal’s major contributors, so the Gunners’ attackers are well aware of the keeper’s strengths and weaknesses. If you think Fulham can snag a cheeky goal late, the over on this match’s 3.5 total offers a ton of value at +109 odds.

Anytime Goalscorer Odds Table

Player

Anytime Goalscorer Odds

Eddie Nketiah (ARS)

+130

Bukayo Saka (ARS)

+143

Gabriel Martinelli (ARS)

+150

Leandro Trossard (ARS)

+155

Kai Havertz (ARS)

+155

Reiss Nelson (ARS)

+165

Martin Odegaard (ARS)

+170

Emile Smith-Rowe (ARS)

+175

Carlos Vinicius (FUL)

+400

Raul Jimenez (FUL)

+420

Top striker Gabriel Jesus has returned to training this week, but is unlikely to be ready to roll for Saturday. The Brazilian’s continued absence has a couple of knock-on effects for the rest of Arsenal’s attack.

The first of these is that Eddie Nketiah is likely to draw another start at the top of the pitch. While he doesn’t offer as much in terms of pressing and link-up play when compared to Jesus, he is arguably a better finisher. Nketiah has also historically been much more potent when he gets the start rather than when he comes on as a sub. He has scored 10 goals in his last 19 Premier League starts, while failing to score in any of his last 34 substitute appearances in the league.

Over the past year, his 0.64 non-penalty xG per 90 minutes is in the 95th percentile when compared to forwards across the rest of the big five leagues. If Eddie starts, his +130 odds are a great bet.

The other knock-on effect is that without Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli becomes much less of a focal point on the left wing. Jesus is usually the one that drifts to the left to support his fellow Brazilian while Martin Odegaard does the same on the right with Bukayo Saka. However, Nketiah has been known to remain more central or even go over to the right as well, leaving Martinelli without much support.

Until Jesus is back, stay away from Martinelli props. As the team’s best player and someone who seems like he’s on his way to world-class status, Saka is always a great bet to score at +143. His buddy Odegaard also looks very intriguing at +170 odds considering it looks like the captain has taken over penalty taking duties.

On the other side, Fulham’s attack would seem to need an impressive effort from Mexican striker Raul Jimenez if it’s going to get off the ground. Fulham is unlikely to score, but with Arsenal there’s always the chance for a consolation goal, and if they do get one, the odds are that Jimenez will be responsible, so his +400 odds are a pretty decent value play here.

Alex is a recent graduate of Ryerson's Sport Media program in 2019 and has been contributing to BettingTop10 since 2020. He has worked in the field of sports and sports betting for several years, including stops writing for theScore and daily fantasy sports website FantasyPros as one of the lead NBA news writers. A dedicated sports fan and experienced sports bettor, Alex has the knowledge to provide you with the best betting advice and the sneakiest props no matter what the sport may be.