The opening match of the Premier League at Craven Cottage on Saturday will see hosts Fulham host rivals Arsenal in the London derby. A quick look at the head-to-head results between these clubs that lasted until November 10, 2012 shows that these matches were disappointing for Fulham as they did not score any wins while Arsenal won. in 83% of those 6 matches. Many goals were also witnessed in those matches - 24 goals in total, 4 goals per game on average.

Fulham will be looking to maintain morale after a 2-1 Play-off Championship win over Brentford at Wembley to return to the Premier League after just one year. In that match, Fulham had 52% of possession and 14 shots, of which 6 times hit the target, Fulham's scorer was Joe Bryan (105 ', 117') although he was only a defender. In the previous six official matches, Scott Parker's Fulham scored a total of 11 times, giving them an average number of goals per game of 1.83. They had rookie central midfielder Mario Lemina on loan from Southampton, a 26-year-old with extensive Premier League experience. In addition, the Cottagers bought midfielder Harrison Reed and tomorrow star Florentino Luis and Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga and QPR's Eberechi Eze are all in their sights.

In their last match, Arsenal drew 1-1 after 90 [smoking in the FA Community Shield match against Liverpool. The only scorer for Arsenal was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (12 ') when he opened the scoring with a class of prick before winning a series of penalties to bring back the second trophy in just 1 month. The stats don't lie, and Arsenal have been netted in 5 of their last 6 games, and to concede six goals, The Gunners need a lot of work in defense. They continued to successfully borrow Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos but did not have a buy-off clause, most notably buying Lille midfielder Gabriel Magalhaes and ready to bid farewell to veteran defender Hector Bellerin by coach Mikel. Arteta is using Maitland-Niles and Cedric Soares in the right corridor.