Manchester United vs Fulham
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
Manchester United made it four consecutive EPL games without a victory on Wednesday when they drew 2-2 at home to Arsenal. The Red Devils dropped down to 8th place in the league ladder as a consequence and Jose Mourinho will be desperate to see his men bouncing back on Saturday when strugglers Fulham come to visit Old Trafford.
The Special One decided to leave stars Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku on the bench on Wednesday evening. Whilst the team spirit was obviously high, Man Utd lacked the quality at the center of the park to be dominant against Unai Emery’s Arsenal on the occasion. The Red Devils can be lucky to have saved a point at the end as they managed to come back from behind on two occasions on the evening.
Manchester United vs Fulham: Head-to-head
Manchester United were the dominant force in the history of head to head encounters with the Cottagers.
The Red Devils won seven and drew one of previous eight meetings with Fulham.
Four of past five head to head affairs saw at least four goals scored and both teams on the scoreline.
United won 22, drew 2 and lost 2 of 26 home matches against the Lilywhites.
Manchester United vs Fulham: Prediction
Claudio Ranieri managed to clinch a three-pointer on his debut on Fulham’s bench (3-2 against Southampton at Craven Cottage). However, the team went on to claim just one point from following two clashes with Chelsea (2-0 loss) and Leicester (1-1 draw).
The Lilywhites are thus still at the very foot of the Premier League standings with just 9 points in 15 outings. They have the worst away record in the entire league with one draw and seven defeats in eight matches outside Craven Cottage.
Fulham failed to find the back of the net in last four away games in the league. This is a perfect opportunity for Mourinho’s men to rebound from recent failures and to clinch the spoils in front of their crowd.
Manchester United vs Fulham: Bet Tips
HT/FT Manchester United/Manchester United @ 1.83 (5/6)
Manchester United -1.5 handicap @ 2.05 (21/20).