Tip Fulham - Aston Villa
Prediction published on January 2, 2020 at 5:20 AM - Modified on January 2, 2020 at 5:21 AM
Fulham will host Aston Villa at Craven Cottage in London in the third round of FA Cup on 4th January 2020. Going to this game, Championship side Fulham are fifth with 42 points while Aston Villa are 17th with 21 points in the Premier League. Fulham have managed five wins in their last 10 matches and seven in 15 ahead of this clash. They have not been so good defensively though, managing just four clean sheets in their last 15 matches. 10 of their last 15 matches have produced over 2.5 goals and they have scored two or more goals in six of their last 15 matches. They have conceded two or more goals in five of the last 15 matches. At home, Fulham have six wins and three losses in the last 10 matches. They have scored two or more goals in six of their last 10 matches at home and eight of their last 10 at home have produced over 2.5 goals. They have three straight losses in FA Cup action, all these defeats coming at home. In their last seven FA Cup matches at home, Fulham have one clean sheet. However, they have five wins in their last seven meetings with Aston Villa.
Aston Villa, on their part, head to this clash with three wins in their last five matches. They have lost five of their last 10 matches and eight of their last 15. They have three clean sheets in the last 15 matches and 12 of the 15 matches have produced over 2.5 goals. Aston Villa have conceded two goals or more in nine of their last 15 matches and away from home, they have one win and five losses in the last seven. Nine of their last 10 away matches have produced over 2.5 goals and they have four straight losses in the FA Cup. In their last seven FA Cup matches, Aston Villa have managed one win while they have no clean sheet in the last 11 away FA Cup matches. They are winless in five away matches in the FA Cup while they have only beaten Fulham twice in the last nine matches.
Key points Fulham - Aston Villa
Aston Villa have lost four straight FA Cup matches.
Fulham have scored two or more in six of the last 10 home matches.
Aston Villa have conceded two or more in nine of the last 15 matches.
Fulham have five wins in seven meetings with Aston Villa.
Fulham have three straight losses in the FA Cup.
Conclusion Fulham - Aston Villa
Fulham have a good record over Aston villa and after their loss in the Championship in the last game, they will be hoping this good record plays out here. Fulham have five wins in the last seven meetings with Aston Villa, and they have been doing well at home, which gives them a further boost. Aston Villa have struggled a lot this season, and they have particularly not been good on the road. They head to this clash with just one win in the last seven away matches. They have also been poor in the FA Cup away from home, and we will back Fulham for a win here.
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