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Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Fulham V Arsenal

"I'd expect them to be sharp". Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Fulham V Arsenal

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Match information

England, Premier League, 1 tour

12 September 2020 - 15:30

0

Fulham

3

Arsenal

0 - 1 Alexandre Lacazette - 8`

0 - 2 Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes - 49`

0 - 3 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - 57`

 

Premier League 2020/2021 begins today, September 12 with an opening game between Fulham and Arsenal. The game will kick-off at 12.30pm, Craven Cottage.

Ahead of the game, BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson has made his prediction as he expects Mikel Arteta’s side to celebrate a 2-0 win.

“With no fans allowed into grounds, Fulham will not get any of the usual buzz or lift that newly promoted teams get from their fans when they are at home on the opening day of the season.

“The Cottagers must know most people think they will go straight back down, but their manager Scott Parker can use that as a way of motivating them.

“I saw quite a bit of them in the Championship last season and they try to play good football, with the option of using Aleksandar Mitrovic as a target man too.

“I just think Arsenal will be ready for them, though. For obvious reasons, it does not seem like very long at all since the Gunners won the FA Cup final.

“Since then, they have won the Community Shield too, which is as competitive as it gets for a friendly. I’d expect them to be sharp.”

Lawrenson’s score prediction: 0-2 

source – BBC

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