Fulham vs Aston Villa prediction, odds & betting tips – 17/02/2024

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Fulham vs Aston Villa prediction
Aston Villa's John McGinn in action against Fulham's Alex Iwobi – Photo by Icon sport

It's time for our Premier League predictions ahead of Fulham vs Aston Villa on Saturday. Aston Villa are the favourite to win at Craven Cottage but can UECL Golden Boot contender, Ollie Watkins, fire the visitors to glory?

Fulham vs Aston Villa predictions: is a draw on the cards?

Fulham vs Aston Villa predictions
Our pick

⚽ Both Teams to Score prediction

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⚽ Correct Score prediction

Fulham 1-1 Aston Villa

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Ollie Watkins

Fulham have only lost two of their last six matches in all competitions and Aston Villa have only won one of their last six in league and cup.

Pre-game odds and win probability: the bookmakers pick Villa as favourite

  • HOME: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.3%
  • DRAW: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%
  • AWAY: 13/10 (2.30) – 43.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Fulham made a return to winning ways last time out at home to Bournemouth, while Aston Villa slipped to a narrow defeat at home to Manchester United.

Last five H2Hs: Villa enjoy playing against Fulham

England Premier League 12/11/23

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

3
Fulham

Fulham

1

Elite Club Friendlies 27/07/23

Fulham

Fulham

0
Aston Villa

Aston Villa

2

England Premier League 25/04/23

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

1
Fulham

Fulham

0

England Premier League 20/10/22

Fulham

Fulham

3
Aston Villa

Aston Villa

0

England Premier League 04/04/21

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

3
Fulham

Fulham

1

Aston Villa have only lost two of their last seven competitive and non-competitive meetings with Fulham, picking up five wins against the Londoners.

Team news and form guide

Fulham: Fulham unbeaten in three

Raul Jimenez, Kenny Tete and Oluwatosin Adarabioyo could miss this game through injury, but Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi are set to make their return following the conclusion of AFCON 2023.

Predicted lineup: Leno (GK), Ream, Castagne, Diop, Robinson, Cairney, Pereira, Palhinha, Willian, De Cordova-Reid & Muniz

England Premier League 19/05/24

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Luton

Luton

2

Fulham

Fulham

4

England Premier League 11/05/24

L

Man City

Man City

4

Fulham

Fulham

0

England Premier League 04/05/24

D

Brentford

Brentford

0

Fulham

Fulham

0

England Premier League 27/04/24

D

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

1

Fulham

Fulham

1

England Premier League 21/04/24

L

Liverpool

Liverpool

3

Fulham

Fulham

1

Aston Villa: Villa have lost two on the run

There are major doubts over the fitnesses of Boubacar Kamara, Emiliano Buendia, Tyrone Mings, Jhon Duran and Ezri Konsa ahead of the trip to Craven Cottage this weekend.

Predicted lineup: Martínez (GK), Lenglet, Moreno, Carlos, Cash, McGinn, Bailey, Kamara, Luiz, Ramsey & Watkins

England Premier League 19/05/24

L

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

5

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

0

England Premier League 13/05/24

D

Liverpool

Liverpool

3

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

3

UEFA Conference League 09/05/24

L

Olympiakos

Olympiakos

2

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

0

England Premier League 05/05/24

L

Brighton

Brighton

1

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

0

UEFA Conference League 02/05/24

L

Olympiakos

Olympiakos

4

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

2

Our free expert picks: Tight and tense 90 minutes expected

Aston Villa are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 43.5%, but we are expecting a close game at Craven Cottage. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

You can back under 2.5 goals to be scored in this game at 27/20 (2.35) which has a probability of 42.6%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals is priced at 8/13 (1.62) with a probability of 61.9%.

Hot tip – Both Teams to Score

  • The last meetings between these two clubs back in November saw both teams score.
  • Three of Aston Villa's last four matches have produced goals at both ends of the pitch.

Other tips

Fulham 1-1 Aston Villa

  • Fulham have drawn three of their last five matches in all competitions.
  • Two of Aston Villa's last three away games ended in draws with under 2.5 goals.

Ollie Watkins to Score

  • Watkins top scores in the Premier League for Aston Villa this season with 11 goals.
  • Watkins scored the third goal in Aston Villa's 3-1 win over Fulham in November.
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Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins (right) celebrates with teammate Leon Bailey after scoring against Fulham – Photo by Icon sport

Player to watch – Ollie Watkins

Ollie Watkins has led the line for Aston Villa superbly this season, scoring 11 goals and chipping in with 10 assists. The big No. 9 has made the main striking role his own since Unai Emery took charge of the club and hasn't let the Spaniard down so far.

Watkins to lead by example

We're backing Watkins to shine once again this weekend to ensure Aston Villa leave Craven Cottage with at least a point to show for their efforts.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things