Manchester City are second on the Premier League table; Fulham are second from the bottom. It’s obvious which team is the favorite. This is why Fulham vs Manchester City prediction and betting tips won’t be focused on the outcome of Saturday’s game but on other markets. How many goals are we gonna see at Craven Cottage? Which player(s) is gonna score them? Let’s find out!
Fulham have almost zero chance of staying in the Premier League for another season. They have been dreadful with 10 league defeats in 2019. But, it’s not just about their recent poor run; they’ve been disastrous this entire season. And the management of Fulham has tried to solve the problem by sacking Jokanovic, then by sacking Ranieri. They’ve also tried to spend some money over the winter transfer period in order to improve the team, but no use.
Actually, it seems that the problem isn’t in the managers or players, but the directors’ board. Fulham have spent a lot of money on transfers since they got to the Premier League, but have failed to strengthen their weakest link, which is their defense. Instead, they brought in some really good wingers and all-around midfielders, including Ryan Babel, Andre Schurrle, and Jean Michael Sari, but no defenders. At least not any good ones.
The result is that they’re now the worst team in the Premier League in terms of goals allowed. With 70 goals conceded after 31 games, the situation is really embarrassing. The second-worst team in terms of defending, Burnley, has allowed 11 goals fewer. And the worst fact of all is that Fulham have kept only one clean sheet this season in the Premier League. Because of all this, our Fulham vs Manchester City prediction is that the Cottagers won’t keep another clean sheet. Actually, they’re probably gonna get hammered.
Fulham have the worst defense in the league, while Manchester City have the best offense, with 79 goals scored so far. They’ve played 30 matches so far, meaning that they’ve scored 2.63 goals per game on average.
And their amazing attacking form is the reason why they’re the number one favorite for winning the title, despite the fact that Liverpool are currently at the top of the table. The thing is that Man City have played one game fewer than the Reds who have two points more. What this means is that by beating Fulham on Saturday, they’d get back to the top. And that’s a very good reason for Pep and his boys to go hard on Fulham.
Another reason is that Man City need to keep their good form going because in 10 days they’re playing the first leg of the Champions League doubleheader with Tottenham. After a week break due to international duty, Manchester City players certainly need an easy game to get themselves ready for big matches. And the match with Fulham certainly seems like an easy one, which is why all of our Fulham vs Manchester City betting tips are to bet on a big away victory.
- Marcus Bettinelli (injury)
- Alfie Mawson (injury)
Manchester City absentees:
- Kevin De Bruyne (injury)
- Benjamin Mendy (injury)
Rico – Ream, Chambers, Fosu-Mensah, Bryan – Cairney, Seri, Zambo Anguissa – Babel, Sessegnon, Mitrovic
Ederson – Kompany, Otamendi, Walker, Zinchenko – Gundogan, David Silva, Bernardo Silva – Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero
Fulham vs Manchester City Prediction
Manchester City will win this one, probably with a big goal difference. And considering that Premier League’s top scorer Sergio Aguero has been in a fantastic form lately, feel free to bet on him to score at least once on Saturday. Literally the same goes for Raheem Sterling.
Fulham vs Manchester City Betting Tips
- Over 3.5 Goals @1.80 (bet365)
- Aguero to Score Anytime @1.50 (William Hill)
- Sterling to Score Anytime @1.91 (BetFred)