Manchester City looks forward to continuing their current pick of form this weekend in the Premier League. The side welcomes Fulham at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday. The match kickoff is at 6 pm.
The return of fans at the Etihad Stadium will have to wait. However, the side will be coming off their most successive victory last week against Burnley this season. The same applies to their opponents who registered a win against Leicester City.
The 2020-21 season has proven to be unprecedented with many surprises. No one would have imagined that at this point, Manchester City will be sitting in the bottom half of the table more than a quarter away into the campaign.
Pep Guardiola’s side this season have failed to show the ruthless nature and agility heading into the match. The Citizens have only two wins in their last five Premier League games which applies same to their Saturday opponents, Fulham.
Things are not all doom as a win this Saturday will elevate the side to 11th on the table. The side also has a boost with a game in hand against their opponents in the top four. Their 5-0 win against Burnley was a breath of fresh air with Mahrez netting a hattrick.
Fulham pulled off an unexpected 2-1 win against Leicester City last weekend. A win this weekend could see the side make it back to back wins.
Manchester City vs Fulham Head to Head
Both sides have 22 games against each other with Manchester City taking home 14 wins while Fulham with three wins. Here is a look of their previous encounters:
Man City 5-0 Burnley
Olympiacos 0-1 Man City
Tottenham 2-0 Man City
Man City 1-1 Liverpool
Manchester City 3-0 Olympiacos
Leicester City 1-2 Fulham
Fulham 2-3 Everton
West Ham 1-0 Fulham
Fulham 2-0 West Brom
Fulham 1-2 Crystal Palace
Manchester City Team News
Man City will have to assess the fitness of club-record goal-scorer Sergio Aguero ahead of the clash with the striker missing out with a knee injury. Gabriel Jesus might lead the attacking line alongside Mahrez. Nathan Ake made the bench during their clash with Porto.
Fulham Team News
Scott Parker will be without Kenny Tete again; however, the full-back is not far from returning back. Joshua Onomah and Terence Kongolo might feature this weekend. Mitrovic might be left out of the starting XI again.
Prediction and Odds
The Cottagers will cherish their win against Leicester, but Man City was more confident with a massive win last week.
Man City Win
Goals Under 3.5
Away: No Score