Fulham host Arsenal in opening game of EPL season

Image copyright: Getty Images

2020-21 English Premier League

12-14 September 2020

Matchday 1 of 38 

Fulham will host Arsenal at Craven Cottage in the opening game of the 2020/21 English Premier League season on Saturday. Kick-off is at 13:30 . 
Fulham head coach Scott Parker
 Image copyright: Getty Images

The Whites booked their return to England's top-flight with victory over Brentford in the Championship playoff final last month. A brace from Joe Bryan spearheaded the London club to victory at Wembley as they secured an immediate return to the Premier League. 

You might enjoy: Leeds head back to the Premier League

Aleksandar Mitrović was key to Fulham's success and scored 26 goals in the regular season to walk away with the golden boot award. The Serbian forward boasts plenty of top-flight experience and along with players like Anthony Knockaert and Tom Cairney he will play an integral role in keeping the London club in the Premier League. 

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
 Image copyright: Getty Images

Arsenal followed victory in the FA Cup final with success in the Community Shield and having kept hold of club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the Gunners will be confident of making a push for a top four finish, following a disappointing campaign last season. 
Dani Ceballos has joined the North London club on-loan from Real Madrid for a second successive season while Gabriel Magalhães brings much needed reinforcement in defence. 
The Gunners beat Fulham 9-2 on aggregate in the two matches between the clubs in the 2018/19 Premier League season.

“Arsenal is definitely a good one to look forward to. I was at Spurs for more than 14 years and obviously, I grew to have a lot of love for the club, so playing Arsenal – from my youth days all the way up to the first team – was always a big game,” Fulham midfielder Josh Onomah told his club's official website.

“I’ll definitely be taking momentum from that into the first game. They won the FA Cup final and they just won the Community Shield, so they’re on top form. But we’re in one of the best leagues in the world now, so you’re going to play the best teams."

Fulham vs Arsenal head-to-head: 

Matches played: 52
Fulham wins: 7
Arsenal wins: 35
Draws: 10

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 1: 

Saturday, 12 September 
13:10 - Fulham vs Arsenal
16:00 - Crystal Palace vs Southampton
16:00 - West Ham United vs Newcastle United 
18:30 - Liverpool vs Leeds United 
Sunday, 13 September 
15:00 - West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City 
17:30 - Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton 
Monday, 14 September 
21:00 - Sheffield United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers 
21:00 - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Chelsea

Go mobile with the Betway sports betting app and you can bet on EPL games and many other soccer leagues locally and internationally. 

R25 Free bet

For all the latest sports news, betting tips and promotions follow Betway on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube. Start playing on the go and download the Betway App


Published: 09/09/2020