Fulham vs Aston Villa: Prediction, team news, starting line ups, live, TV, online, head to head and odds - Championship preview

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Fulham take on Aston Villa at Craven Cottage on this afternoon looking to record their third win on the bounce as they target a place in the play-offs.

Slavisa Jokanovic’s side recorded an impressive 3-1 win away to Norwich City on Saturday despite going down to ten men after Chris Martin was sent off.

Villa lost 3-1 at home to Reading on Saturday, and Fulham will be confident of another win as they target a late push for Premier League promotion.

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The match kicks off at Craven Cottage at 2.45pm, Monday April 17.


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Fulham will be without striker Chris Martin following his red card in Saturday’s victory at Norwich, after the club was unsuccessful in their appeal against the decision.

Lucas Piazon is likely to deputise, while Marcus Bettinelli is expected to continue in goal ahead of David Button.

Scott Parker has recovered from a back injury and could be involved this afternoon, though it is unlikely that he will start at the Cottage.


Fulham: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Malone; Johansen, McDonald, Aluko, Cairney, Ayite; Piazon

Aston Villa: Johnstone, Hutton, Chester, Baker, Amavi, Hourihane, Jedinak, Lansbury, Bacuna, Kodjia, Adomah



BETTING ODDS (via 888Sport)

  • Fulham to win: 81/100
  • Draw: 13/5
  • Aston Villa to win: 16/5

Click here to make a bet. Odds correct as of 11am on April 16.