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Fulham vs Manchester City Prediction & Match Preview

 

Fulham vs Manchester City Prediction & Match Preview

Fulham

Man City

13 March 2021 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET Premier League Craven Cottage

Fulham and Manchester City go head to head in a David-vs-Goliath clash at Craven Cottage. 

The capital club did well to shock Liverpool at Anfield in their last league match, but despite the historical triumph they remained in the relegation zone. 

Scott Parker’s troops aim to claim yet another major scalp, but Man City will pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals.

Pep Guardiola’s men suffered a heart-breaking 2-0 loss to Manchester United at the weekend, but they are surely capable of beating Fulham behind closed doors. 

Raheem Sterling missed a couple of clear-cut opportunities to score in the Manchester derby, but he will surely pose a big threat for Fulham defenders. 

Since Pep Guardiola can count on star players for Saturday’s clash, anything but a routine away win would be a major surprise.

Fulham vs Manchester City Head to Head

Teams Fulham Manchester City played so far 30 matches.
Fulham won 4 direct matches. Manchester City won 17 matches. 9 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.27 goals per Match.

Fulham vs Manchester City Prediction

Fulham in actual season average scored 0.82 goals per match. In 10 (62.50%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (37.50%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Manchester City average scored 2.19 goals per match in season 2021. In 15 (71.43%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 9 (42.86%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

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Fulham's injury list includes goalkeeper Marek Rodak and midfielder Tom Cairney, both of whom would have struggled to stake their claim for a starting role this week, so Parker has very few selection concerns for the visit of City.

The hosting manager has options in abundance on the substitutes bench, with Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Andre Zambo Anguissa all pushing for starts, but it would be incredibly harsh to drop any of the XI who started in Sunday's victory at Liverpool.

With Nathan Ake now back in the fold and available for selection, Man City are blessed with a fully-fit squad for this weekend's fixture, and changes will be afoot with next week's Champions League battle in mind.

John Stones has been benched more frequently in the past few weeks but will hope to earn a recall to Guardiola's first XI here, while Joao Cancelo and Rodri are also likely to return despite the congested fixture list.

Sergio Aguero is still being eased back into action so could be restricted to an appearance from the bench once again, while Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling - the latter of whom boasts 10 goals in 16 Premier League trips to London - may be trusted from the first whistle.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Areola; Tete, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; Decordova-Reid, Lemina, Reed, Lookman; Maja, Cavaleiro

Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling

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