Manchester City vs Fulham Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester City vs Fulham
England – FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).

With the kind of form Pep Guardiola’s men are in right now, and especially at the Etihad against a squad from the lower division, Manchester City are easily the favorites to record the victory, and progress to the next round.

Manchester City vs Fulham Head-to-head (h2h)

  • City are on an eight-match winning run against this opponent.
  • The Citizens recorded a 12-0 combined scoreline from the previous four fixtures.
  • At this venue, the prior five encounters resulted in a combined scorecard of 15-0 for Manchester City.
  • It’s been more than ten years since Manchester City have lost against this opponent.

Manchester City vs Fulham Match Preview

At the start of the season, defending the FA Cup was more of an option for Pep and his boys, whereas now, it has become a necessity. 

Liverpool seem to be unstoppable on course to their maiden PL title in 30 years, while Real Madrid are hoping to be a roadblock for the Citizens in the Round of 16 of the CL.

Suffice it to say that Manchester City have no option but to go after FA Cup glory.

Manchester City vs Fulham Prediction

Manchester City were at home the previous round, and had taken on Port Vale from the lower division. Expectedly, the hosts delivered a massive win, and the scoreline read 4-1 at the end of the ninety minutes.

Meanwhile, Fulham were at home the prior round, and had locked horns with Aston Villa. The game which came alive in the second half, saw Fulham delivering a 2-1 victory in front of the home crowd.

In regards to the result this Sunday, Citizens easily take the upper hand. They are the two-time defending champions of arguably the toughest league in the world, and on top of that have the home advantage as well.

On the other hand, Fulham are placed in the second division of English Football, and have to wade through the away handicap as well.

Moreover, City were unbeaten in 30 of their last 35 fixtures, and had won ten of their former twelve games as well. At home, they remained invincible in 20 of their preceding 22 fixtures, and 17 of these were wins.

In addition, the Manchester outfit also scored two or more goals in 13 of their last 15 match-ups, and in 16 of their previous 19 in front of the home crowd.

On the contrary, Fulham were winless in six of their last eleven games, and were so in 15 of their preceding six on the road.

Furthermore, City are on an eight-fixture winning run against this opponent, and recorded a 12-0 combined scoreline from the prior four games alone. They also delivered a combined scorecard of 15-0 from the last five h2h clashes at this venue, and it’s been more than ten years since City have lost against Fulham.

Considering all these factors, it’s adjudged that Manchester City are on course to register a massive win this Sunday.

Manchester City vs Fulham Betting Tips

  • Half Time/ Full Time: Manchester City/ Manchester City @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • To Score in Both Halves: Manchester City @ 1.44 (4/9).