Only one team in Premier League history has conceded more times at this stage of a season than Fulham – the Barnsley side of the 1997/98 campaign who eventually went down after shipping an eye-watering 82 goals.
Despite a change in management, the Cottagers’ backline remains as leaky as a sieve, meaning Saturday’s clash with West Ham should be a goalfest.
Fulham v West Ham – over 3.5 goals @ 33/20
Last week’s 4-1 loss at Manchester United was a return to the bad old ways for Claudio Ranieri’s new charges and they have now been breached a staggering 40 times in 16 matches.
The west Londoners are yet to keep a clean sheet in any competition and that stat is unlikely to change against a Hammers side that has netted three times in each of their last three marches.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men are up to 11th after three wins on the spin, overcoming injuries to several key players, including Marko Arnautovic, to put their poor start to the season behind them.
The Hammers have lost on their last two visits to Craven Cottage but are 29/20 to return across the capital with all three points this weekend.
Newcastle to win @ 21/10
Newcastle travel to Huddersfield on Saturday looking to bounce back from their loss to Wolves last weekend – and could be catching the Terriers at a good time.
After three straight defeats, David Wagner’s side are back in the bottom three. More concerning is their injury situation, with Aaron Mooy being ruled out until February this week, while Tommy Smith, Jonathan Hogg and Terence Kongolo could all miss the visit of the Magpies.
It is no win in three for Rafael Benitez’s side although they are tough to break down on the road so should frustrate Huddersfield.
With Newcastle having only scored six away from home and Huddersfield being the lowest scorers in the division, a gritty 1-0 away win at 13/2 appeals.
Wolves to win & BTTS @ 49/20
Wolves have seemingly put their mini-blip behind them, with successive wins over Chelsea and Newcastle, and they now welcome sinking Bournemouth to Molineux.
The Cherries have lost five of their last six matches and are dealing with injuries to key players, with top goalscorer Callum Wilson missing last week’s 4-0 loss to Liverpool.
Should Wilson return, Eddie Howe’s men will at least carry a threat against a Wolves side without a clean sheet in eight.
Both teams have scored in the last eight meetings between the two sides, so expect an entertaining encounter in the Black Country.
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