Opta Stats: Fulham v Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson.
Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace team take on his former side Fulham.
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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."

The draw is [3.45].

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].

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