Bet of the Day: Marko Arnautovic wincast in West Ham v FulhamPublished on: February 22, 2019Author: Jamie Clark
Friday Night Football is back with a London derby in the Premier League between West Ham United and struggling Fulahm (kick-off: 19:45 GMT).
The Hammers host Claudio Ranieri’s relegation threatened Whites after winning 2-0 at Craven Cottage in the reverse fixture back in December.
Fulham make the cross-capital trip from west to east having not won a Premier League game on the road all season. They’ve picked up just two points on their travels in the campaign and 12 goals in their last five away games.
Ranieri is managing the worst defence in any of the top five domestic leagues of European football, while West Ham’s home form has seen them beat Arsenal and hold Liverpool in 2019 already.
Now facing a Fulham side eight points and a vastly inferior goal difference from safety, the Hammers are 20/23 favourites with Coral for victory.
Arnautovic ready for first XI return
Austria international attacker Marko Arnautovic now needs to knuckle down after interest from the Chinese Super League appeared to turn his head.
The former Stoke City forward has affirmed his commitment to West Ham with fans worrying they had another Dimitri Payet on their hands.
In order to really get supporters back onside, Arnautovic could do with a goal at the London Stadium – where five of his seven Premier League strikes have come so far.
At 11/10 with 888Sport for a goal anytime against Fulham, there’s even better value to be had on combining the goalscorer and match result markets into one bet.
Arnautovic has scored 22 per cent of West Ham’s 32 Premier League goals this season. Only Brazil winger Felipe Anderson has more.
That makes the enhanced wincast with William Hill at 2/1 involving Arnautovic to score in a West Ham win look very tantalizing.
Four of those seven Premier League goals he’s netted have come against teams in the current bottom half. That leaky Fulham defence and Arnautovic’s need to prove himself after an unsettling winter window might just be a winning combination here.
Bet of the Day: Enhanced wincast at 2/1 with William Hill; Marko Arnautovic to score and West Ham to beat Fulham.