Disclaimer: This series is examining the games days prior to matchday, there is always the possibility for injuries, coach selections, etc. They may be updated to reflect most accurate starting lineup.
Tottenham Hotspur v. Fulham FC
Location: Wembley Stadium, London
Tottenham walks into this match as huge favorites — almost 4 goal favorites. That being said, we’re expecting about 4 goals in this match.
Tottenham needed a wonder goal to get the win over Newcastle (1/3″ is how far it cleared the post by) but I don’t expect that to happen again this week. Tottenham supporters just found out that their new stadium will be delayed by (at minimum) a couple of months due to some potential safety concerns inside. I think that Kane and Erickson in particular will be out for vengeance after their (relatively speaking), poor performance in the first match.
I expect Fulham to at least get on the board for this game, as I think they will continue to improve markedly as the season goes on. That said, they weren’t able to score and keep the match close against the Crystal Palace, which despite being good — have nothing on this Tottenham side.
Bold Predictions (tally will be kept on players identified and teams at the bottom of this running series):

  • Winner: Tottenham
  • Final Score: 3-1
  • Goalscorer(s):
    • Tottenham: Kane (x2), Erickson
    • Fulham: Mitrovic
  • Accountability Statistics for Matchday 1:

    • Winner: 7-3 (70% correct)
    • Score: 3-7 (30% correct)
    • Goal Scorers: 7-29 (19.4% correct)
  • Last Updated: August 14, 2018

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