By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 15th September 2018
- Date: Saturday, September 15th
- Kick off: 3pm
- Stadium: Etihad stadium, Manchester
Man City vs Fulham predictions: odds and team news
Last season’s Champions are clear favourites, with a home win currently priced at 1/8 in William Hill’s Man City v Fulham predictions, with the Lillywhites clear underdogs at 16/1, and a draw betting at 8/1.
Man City’s recent performances have been full of goals and attacking prowess, and all evidence suggests that this game will follow suit. The Blues will want to continue their winning streak in the quest to achieve back-to-back Premier league titles, after cementing a 2-1 win over Newcastle prior to the international break.
Yet despite being without Kevin De Bruyne and Danilo, there is still plenty of attacking resources available to Pep Guardiola, making them favourites in our Manchester City vs Fulham predictions. Riyad Mahrez and David Silva will be high on the list of potentials to make the starting 11.
Meanwhile, Fulham will have to work hard to ensure that they aren’t on the wrong end of a thrashing. Whilst spectators are expecting them to struggle, they may be able to create chances through Aleksander Mitrovic.
Since his Fulham debut, Mitrovic has scored more goals in England’s top two tiers than any other player and he is predicted to score at 12/1 suggesting that he will be a handful for the City defence come Saturday. He may only end up scoring a consolation goal, but he’ll have to take his chances.
Head-to-head (most recent first): Man City 5-0 Fulham, Man City 4-2 Fulham, Man City 2-0 Fulham, Man City 2-1 Fulham, Man City 3-0 Fulham. Man City 2-2 Fulham, Man City 1-1 Fulham.
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Free betting tips: Man City v Fulham predictions
Predicted score: Manchester City to win 3-0: odds @11/2
Guardiola’s men are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League encounters with Fulham, winning seven and drawing three. With the surplus of attacking talent they possess, they could thrash Fulham by three goals.
The Catalan is spoilt for choice in terms of attacking options. If Bernardo Silva is left out, Mahrez slips in. If Aguero misses out, Gabriel Jesus takes his place. Bearing this in mind, it’s hard to envision Fulham being able to keep out Guardiola’s stars over 90 minutes.
We’re tipping the Cottages to suffer a heavy defeat as part of our Man City vs Fulham predictions.
Best bet: over 1.5 goals: odds @ 1/4
Fulham’s defensive woes combined with the clinical nature of City’s attack only spells trouble for the Lilywhites.
They have so far conceded nine goals in four matches, and we’re predicting that they will struggle to nullify City’s attacking prowess.
First scorer: Sergio Aguero to score first: odds @ 9/4
The Manchester City forward has scored 27 goals in 34 games against newly-promoted teams. If he is picked, he will certainly make it onto the score sheet.
Aguero bagged a hat-trick earlier in the season against Huddersfield Town, scoring in scintillating fashion. He claims that has ‘never felt fitter’ under Guardiola.
Whilst the Catalan may have his first pick up front as Jesus, Aguero will be just as vital of an asset.
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- Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 10 PL encounters with Fulham- W7, D3, LO
- Since his Fulham debut in Feb, Mitrovic has scored more goals in England’s top two tiers than any other player- 16
- Manchester City forward Aguero has scored 27 goals in 34 games against newly-promoted teams
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.