Bet365 make Fulham an 8/15 chance to survive their first season back in the Premier League after Tom Cairney’s goal gave them a 1-0 win over Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final at Wembley on Saturday.
The Cottagers have been well fancied by the bookmakers since the second half of the 2016/17 season, but it wasn’t until Christmas that everything finally clicked under the guidance of Slavisa Jokanovic. A 25-game unbeaten run, which ended at Birmingham on the last day of the season, wasn’t sufficient to pip Cardiff to the second automatic promotion place, and left Fulham needing to do things the hard way.
However, they survived the second half dismissal of Dennis Odoi to see off Villa and clinch a return to the top flight after a four-year absence. Last season all three promoted clubs were able to avoid relegation, but Cardiff are the early favourites for the drop at best odds of 4/5 with Betfred.
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