Thamesbank Tipster

Friday 21 December 2001

A 4-0 defeat at the hands of Spurs... It wasn't a good day at the office for the Cottagers, but victory on Teeside this weekend would help to banish those painful memories.

At 13/8, Fulham look a good bet to grab their second win away from home, making it three defeats in a row for Steve McLaren's struggling side.

A £10 bet with Fulham Bet would win you £16.

Edwin Van der Sar, in particular, will be keen to put the White Hart Lane experience behind him, not that he was at fault for any of the goals. At 6ft 5, the Dutchman is an imposing figure for any team to bypass, let alone one with as low a strike rate as Middlesbrough. Will Van der Sar give an impressive performance as Ebenezer Scrooge and keep Alan Boksic and co. at bay?

A £10 Bet on Van der Sar to keep a clean sheet, at 5/2, would win you £25

The strikers have been contained well in the last two weeks, but look set to make their mark at the Riverside. Luis Boa Morte has been given a new lease of life after the FA decided not to suspend him for his red card in the Everton match, a chance the Portuguese star is unlikely to pass up. The Snake is 4/1 to score Fulham's first goal, and double his tally for the season in the Premiership.

A £10 Bet with Fulham Bet would win you £40.

The omens look good for Fulham. Victories over Sunderland and Newcastle already this season suggest the Cottagers have the beating of the North East sides, and another three points against Boro would simply complete the set. A win would be the perfect start to the Christmas festivities, but will it be a Cracker of a game with some spectacular goals, priced at 5/1?

A £10 Bet with Fulham Bet on any Fulham goal from outside the area would win you £50.

And now for the weekly treble....

Fulham to win 13/8

Chelsea to lose 15/2

QPR to lose 11/8

A £10 bet with Fulham Bet would win you £514.88. Now that would certainly make for a Merry Christmas!

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