Manchester City vs Fulham Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Manchester City vs Fulham Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Manchester City are back among winning ways after a 2-1 success over Newcastle United at home. Raheem Sterling’s opener after just eight minutes may have failed to stop Newcastle’s defensive setup, but the visitors were level in the 30th minute through Deandre Yedlin. However, Kyle Walker’s stunning second-half strike earned three points for Pep Guardiola’s men. Fulham lost a two-goal lead to end up drawing with Brighton at the AMEX Stadium during the weekend. Goals from Andre Schurrle and Aleksandar Mitrovic appeared to put Fulham on a path towards three points, but a brace from Glen Murray in the last 25 minutes earned a point for the hosts.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

City step into the match without a clean sheet in the last three league outings and there is a significant danger of Guardiola’s men being unable to stop the rot at the back. Players like Aleksandar Mitrovic and Andre Schurrle have the pace and power to trouble any defence on their current form. Even though City are overwhelming favourites to win the game, a better option would be to back goals at both ends of the pitch.

Guardiola may elect to rotate his team ahead of the Champions League midweek match. This may see a disruption in City’s rhythm on a number of fronts. Even then, this game has a greater likelihood of witnessing over 3.5 goals, as Fulham are also capable of scoring. The best pick in the match would be to back a Manchester City win and more than 3.5 goals.

Both teams to score – 19/20

Manchester City win and over 3.5 goals in total – 8/11

Manchester City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Manchester City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Fulham

Fulham saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Fulham saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Manchester City

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

8

Draw

1

Lost

1
W H

01-11-2018

EFL Cup

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-11-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 6 - 1

(HT 4 - 1)

W H

07-11-2018

Champions League Grp. F

Shakhtar Donetsk Team Logo Shakhtar Donetsk

FT 6 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

11-11-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

24-11-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

D A

27-11-2018

Champions League Grp. F

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-12-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

04-12-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

08-12-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-12-2018

Champions League Grp. F

Hoffenheim Team Logo Hoffenheim

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Fulham Form Guide

Fulham Team Logo

Fulham

Won

1

Draw

1

Lost

8
L H

07-10-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

20-10-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

L H

27-10-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

01-11-2018

EFL Cup

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

05-11-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

11-11-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

24-11-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

02-12-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

05-12-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

08-12-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

Manchester City Preview

Guardiola was able to praise his players for the way they kept their concentration in the difficult match against Newcastle. Now, the return of the Champions League poses a different kind of question on the defending champions. Guardiola will be expected to rotate his team, as he is always a manager who tries to keep his best players fresh. There may be a few key players rested with a view of keeping them fresh for the group match against Lyon in the midweek. Still, City have more than enough depth and strength in the squad to get a comfortable result.

Manchester City Team News

Claudio Bravo (Achilles tendon), Kevin De Bruyne (knee), and Philippe Sandler (meniscus) are missing from action for City. Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva are doubtful with back and groin injuries respectively.

Fulham Preview

Fulham have been a surprise package this season. Even though the club’s expenditure in the summer certainly warrants more respect, few would have expected Fulham to be in such a strong position after the first four matches. Even though the table reads that Fulham have a return of just a point per match, their performances have been much better. Players like Schurrle and Mitrovic are already making a significant impact on this Fulham team by contributing six of the seven goals scored by the club this season.

Fulham Team News

Tom Cairney (ankle), Tim Ream (thigh), and Neeskens Kebano (ankle) are unavailable due to injuries.

Manchester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Fulham Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester City vs Fulham Sidelined Players

Manchester City
1 Claudio Bravo Injured
3 Danilo Injured
17 Kevin De Bruyne Injured
Fulham
7 Neeskens Kebano Injured
13 Tim Ream Injured
10 Tom Cairney Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Ederson Moraes 188 89
2 LB Kyle Walker 178 83
18 RB Fabian Delph 174 65
14 CD Aymeric Laporte 191 85
30 CD Nicolas Otamendi 183 82
21 CM David Silva 173 67
20 CM Bernardo Silva 173 64
25 CM Fernandinho 179 66
10 CF Sergio Aguero 173 70
7 LF Raheem Sterling 170 69
19 RF Leroy Sane 183 75
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marcus Bettinelli 194 82
26 CD Alfie Mawson 188 81
3 RB Ryan Sessegnon 178 70
22 LB Cyrus Christie 188 78
4 CD Denis Odoi 177 67
8 CM Stefan Johansen 182 78
24 CM Jean Michael Seri 168 67
6 CM Kevin McDonald 192 82
19 LF Luciano Dario Vietto 173 68
9 CF Aleksandar Mitrovic 187 82
14 RF Andre Schuerrle 184 74