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Manchester United vs Fulham betting tips: FA Cup quarter-final preview, predictions, team news and odds


Match preview

Will Manchester United remain on course for a cup treble this season?

With the Carabao Cup in the bag, Erik ten Hag’s team reached the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday night.

Marcus Rashford was the only scorer in a 1-0 victory over Real Betis, but the job had already been done in the first leg, winning 4-1 at home.

The Red Devils will return to southern Spain for a quarter-final clash with Sevilla, with the winners taking on Juventus or Sporting CP in the last four.

Meanwhile, in this competition, Man United have already dumped out Everton, Reading and West Ham, all at home and all by the same 1-0 scoreline.

So, the 12-times FA Cup winners are on the cusp of a record-breaking 31st semi-final appearance.

Under Marco Silva, they are enjoying an excellent season, sat ninth, despite losing their last two, against Brentford and Arsenal.

In this competition, the Whites have knocked out Hull, Sunderland in a replay and then Leeds.

But, to get any further, will need to end their 14-match winless streak at Old Trafford, the Cottagers’ last win there coming two decades ago.

Given that, Manchester United are likely to cruise through.

Manchester United team news

Marcus Rashford fired home his 27th of the season at Estadio Benito VillamarĂ­n on Thursday, and will remain their primary goal-threat.

Casemiro begins his four-match ban here; he won’t be able to play a domestic game until the trip to Forest on 16 April.

After being rested in mid-week, Diogo Dalot, Raphaël Varane and Luke Shaw are all likely to return to defence.

With Antony and Alejandro Garnacho out, Jadon Sancho is set to start out-wide, after Facundo Pellistri was given a rare start.

Predicted XI: (4-3-3): de Gea; Dalot, Varane, MartĂ­nez, Shaw; McTominay, Fred, Fernandes; Antony, Rashford; Weghorst.

Fulham team news

In a huge boost for Fulham, JoĂŁo Palhinha can return to midfield having served his two-match suspension.

The Cottagers have lost all three matches he’s missed this season, conceding ten goals in these defeats.

Marco Silva has rotated in the FA Cup, but certainly cannot afford to do that here.

Willian missed out on a reunion with his former club Arsenal last Sunday, but is expected to be fit this week.

Manor Solomon’s streak of scoring in five successive matches came to an end last weekend, so can he rediscover that scoring touch?

Andreas Pereira made 79 appearances for Man United, with this his first return to Old Trafford.

Predicted XI: (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed, Willian, Pereira, Solomon; Mitrović.

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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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