Craven Cottage sets to come alive this week as Fulham search for their first win in the Premier League. Aston Villa travels for their second match of the season with a hope to win. The match schedules for Monday with kickoff at 7:45 pm.
Dean Smith is currently on a roll with three consecutive wins across all competitions. It has been a fulfilling transfer window for Dean Smith spending over €72 million. The side also tied down their biggest prospects in Jack Grealish and Troy Mings to long term contracts.
It remains within his wish card to avoid battling to get above the dotted line on the final day of the Premier League. Some might say the victories came from lower league squads. However, a 3-0 win over Bristol City is enough proof over the depth in the current squad.
The side recently set up the last tie against Stoke City. The first major win for the side came with the 1-0 victory over Sheffield United. The win came after an early dismissal of a red card giving the side advantage.
Scott Parker is having a hard time in the Premier League since their victory in the playoffs against Brentford. The side recently started with a 3-0 thrashing to Arsenal followed with a loss to Leeds United. Scott Parker might have to dig deep this Monday for a win.
Fulham vs Aston Villa Head to Head
Both teams have 24 games against each other with Fulham taking home ten wins while Aston Villa with six wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Fulham 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Leeds 4-3 Fulham
Ipswich Town 0-1 Fulham
Fulham 0-3 Arsenal
Bristol City 0-3 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield United
Burton Albion 1-3 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 1-0 Man United
Fulham Team News
Despite falling short on their trip to Elland Road, Scott Parker expects to maintain the same starting IX at Craven Cottage. Bobby Reid might have earned a place in the starting XI ahead of Josh Onomah.
Aston Villa Team News
Bertrand Traore might land his first debut in the Premier League after an impressive first goal against Bristol City. After an impressive display on his first home debut, goalkeeper Emi Martinez sets to start in between the sticks.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides have a strong attacking threat but face a problem with their weak defenses to secure a win.
Aston Villa Win
Home Team: No Score
Goals Under 3.5