After overcoming their short halt in their midweek fixture, Manchester City continues their bid for the Premier League as they travel to Fulham. The match schedules for Saturday at Craven Cottage, with a kickoff at 11 pm.
The visitors executed a 5-2 win over Southampton at the Etihad in their most recent outing. Fulham claimed a historic win on the Anfield Turf over reigning champions Liverpool.
Liverpool was looking forward to ending their home hoodoo when they took on 18th placed Fulham at Meyerside last weekend. However, the Cottagers managed to prolong Jurgen Klopp’s Anfield misery following a 1-0 win on the champion’s turf on Sunday.
Mario Lemina’s last weekend strike elevated Scott Parker to a rare and unforgettable victory at Anfield soil. It gives their survival bid a huge boost, especially after their fifth league win of the season. It also marked their second away win in the space of the month following their trip to Meyerside that ended in a 2-0 win.
City’s title bid derailed following Manchester United’s shock victory at Etihad. Pep Guardiola’s men bounced back immediately with a resounding 5-2 thrashing of Southampton. It was frustrating that his side conceded two goals though it made up with their free flow attacking form.
All eyes also remain on the Champions League second leg last 16-tie with Borussia Monchengladbach, which will now take place in Budapest.
Fulham vs. Manchester City Head to Head
Both sides have nine games against each other, with Southampton taking five ways while Fulham with one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Man City 5-2 Southampton
Sheffield United 0-2 Southampton
Everton 1-0 Southampton
Leeds United 3-0 Southampton
Southampton 1-1 Chelsea
Liverpool 0-1 Fulham
Fulham 0-1 Tottenham
Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham
Fulham 1-0 Sheffield United
Burnley 1-1 Fulham
Fulham Team News
The only injury concerns available at the side include Marek Rodak and Tom Cairney, who failed to claim a start claiming the role. The substitutes bench is full of options with Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Andre Zambo Anguissa.
Manchester City Team News
Nathan Ake is back and available for selection, with Pep facing a fully fit squad ahead of this clash. Joao Cancelo and Rodri are highly likely to return to the starting XI despite a highly congested fixture. Sergio Aguero is easing back slowly into the starting lineup.
Prediction and Odds
After their Anfield triumph, Fulham will be full of hopes to change their fate, but City has a tough case.
Manchester City Win
Goals Over 2.5
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