Key Stat: Tottenham are one win away from 50 victories against Fulham, who have won this fixture just 18 times in reply.
Expert Verdict: Spurs welcomed back some of their World Cup semi-finalists for the opening game against Newcastle despite Mauricio Pochetinno insisting they would not feature. They won that game and, now with more match fitness, can start their second Wembley stay with another win too.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Fulham Prediction & Betting Tips
Tottenham Hotspur vs Fulham Head-to-Head Stats
A Tottenham win in this fixture would be their 50th against London rivals Fulham, with the Cottagers having won just 18 in reply and 29 games having been drawn. They have met just once since Fulham’s relegation in 2014, when Spurs won 3-0 in the 2016/17 FA Cup – Harry Kane scored a hat-trick for the visitors.
THFC vs FUL FC Betting Tips
After the surprise early return to action for five of Spurs’ World Cup semi-finalists, they now head to Wembley with another week of training in their legs and theoretically more match fitness.
Fulham have strengthened at the back over the summer, but they will have their work cut out at Wembley against the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli.
Kane has never scored in August but this could be the chance to change that, in his first game at Wembley since winning the World Cup golden ball award.
Fulham, for their part, were better than the 2-0 scoreline suggests against Crystal Palace in their first game and Aleksandar Mitrovic went close a couple of times.
But the very fact two of Serge Aurier, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose and Ben Davies will miss this shows the strength of Spurs’ back line.
At the other end, if Kane’s poor run of goals continues, they can also turn to Eriksen, Alli or Lucas Moura for impetus.
Their eagerly-awaited move home has been delayed, but Wembley hosted some big performances by Spurs last season.
And Mauricio Pochettino’s side can kick off their 2018/19 home campaign with a win.
Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur Recommended bets with odds
Tottenham are big odds-on favourites to beat Fulham at Wembley, with Ladbrokes and Betfair offering 2/7 on Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
There were three goals last time Fulham faced Spurs, meanwhile, and there were three goals in Tottenham’s opening game too. Over 2.5 goals will return 8/15 with Bet365, Ladbrokes and Betfair. A Tottenham win and BTTS is a best price of 3/4 with Ladbrokes and Betway.
Both teams to score has been set at evens with Bet365, Betway, 10Bet an 888sport.
While he has never scored in August, Harry Kane did score a hat-trick last time he faced Fulham, and he is 6/11 with 888sport to score at any time.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Fulham Prediction
Tottenham’s first-team players have another week of training in their legs now and, after winning their opening game, can see of newly-promored club.