Fulham kick off their Premier League campaign with a London derby against Crystal Palace. Opta presents the tale of the tape.
"This will be Roy Hodgson’s 18th Premier League meeting with a side he’s previously managed (W7 D4 L6). He drew both of his previous encounters with Fulham in the competition."
This will be the fifth Premier League meeting between Fulham and Crystal Palace, with the Cottagers losing just the first of those games, 0-2 away in October 2004 (W2 D1). Fulham are [1.46] in the Double Chance market.
Overall in league meetings, Fulham have suffered just one defeat in their last eight games against the Eagles, winning five and drawing two. A Fulham win is [2.54].
Each of the last three meetings between Fulham and Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage has seen exactly four goals scored, with Fulham winning 3-1 in October 2000 and January 2005, before a 2-2 draw in May 2014. Over 3.5 goals is [3.6].
Fulham have the lowest win rate in Premier League London derby matches, winning 25 of their 118 so far (21%). Crystal Palace have the second lowest win rate in these games (19/86 - 22%). The draw half-time/full-time is [5.5].
Fulham are unbeaten on the last 12 occasions they've started a league season at home (W8 D4), since a 1-2 loss against Tranmere in the third tier in 1989-90. They are [1.8] in the Draw No Bet market.
Both of Crystal Palace's opening day wins in the Premier League have come in away games (vs Everton in 1997-98 and Norwich in 2015-16). A Crystal Palace victory is [3.1].
Crystal Palace won their last three Premier League games of 2017-18, scoring nine goals and conceding just one. They last won four in a row back in April 2017. Palace are [2.2] Draw No Bet.
Current Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson's next Premier League defeat will be his 100th as manager in the competition (P250 W86 D65 L99). The draw half-time/Fulham full-time double result is [6.5].
This will be Roy Hodgson's 18th Premier League meeting with a side he's previously managed (W7 D4 L6). He drew both of his previous encounters with Fulham in the competition. The draw is [3.45].