Manchester City vs Fulham
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 15th September 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
The Citizens hosts the newly promoted Fulham at the Etihad Stadium for this EPL clash on Saturday. This is the first meeting between these two sides in 4 years.
Man City are coming into this one after a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Newcastle Unites in their last premier league game. They worked hard to secure that victory despite the game appearing to be an easy one for them. Thanks to the goals from Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker.
Most of City’s main players were fulfilling their national duties in the UEFA nation league and friendlies during the international break. Notably, none of them have returned with an injury. This is a clear indication that City will be having their best players among the starting XI. Nonetheless, Danilo, Eliaquim Mangala, Kevin De Bruyne and Claudio Bravo all miss out with injuries.
Evidently, Fulham has had an impressive return into the Premier League. Despite starting the season on the wrong footing, they have bounced back to redeem themselves in their last two games. This is after a win over Burnley and a draw against Brighton.
The Cottagers will have the highly rated youngster Ryan Sessegnon coming into this away game. Additionally, there are high chances that Mitrovic is likely to start after netting four goals in the opening four matches while German Schurrle is also looking to add to his two goals this season.
Manchester City vs Fulham: Head-to-Head
- The Citizens have won all five of the last 5 h2h meetings.
- Most of the encounters have seen over 2.5 goals being netted.
- Manchester City has scored at least 2 goals in most of the h2h meetings.
- Fulham, even in home meetings against City, has never scored over 2 goals.
Manchester City vs Fulham: Prediction
Manchester City are the favorites to claim all three points in this one. Their home record suggests they should secure a comfortable victory. They are the reigning champions must display their power in this game. It is without a doubt that they will scoop a win in this home game.
On the other hand, Fulham is having a strong striking power and may fight back be netting at least a goal in this one. The most preferred prediction is that we are going to be entertained with as many goals as in the other 2 h2h meetings; 5 and 6 respectively.
Manchester City vs Fulham: Betting Tips
Over 3.5 goals 23/20 (2.15)
Raheem Sterling to score anytime @ 6/5 (2.20)