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Fulham vs Manchester City

Manchester City to win 3-0 against Fulham- 15/2!

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Fulham vs Manchester City

April 30, 2023

2:00 pm GMT+1

Fulham vs Manchester City match preview

Most make Manchester City odds-on favourites to retain their title, so will the champions move back to the top of the Premier League table?

On Wednesday night, the Citizens smashed league-leaders Arsenal 4-1 at the Etihad, very much emphasising the gulf that still exists between the two.

Kevin De Bruyne scored twice, John Stones headed home in first half stoppage time before Erling Braut Håland got his customary goal in stoppage time.

Despite this emphatic victory, Pep Guardiola’s team are still second, albeit they’re now just two points below Arsenal and, crucially, have two games in hand.

The Sky Blues have won seven consecutive Premier League matches, claiming 13 victories on the spin across all competitions.

Thus, you’d get very short odds on Man City repeating Man United’s crowning achievement from 1999 by winning the treble.

Here, the Citizens are unbeaten in 19 meetings with Fulham, dating back to 2009, winning each of their last 13 encounters, scoring 38 times in these victories.

So, a tough task awaits the Cottagers as they target a first home win over Man City in 18 years.

Marco Silva’s side had won back-to-back games, beating Everton and Leeds, before Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat at Villa Park; that a game will live long in the memory for very few.

This defeat saw Fulham slip down to tenth place, below rivals Brentford, but they are still above Chelsea, aiming to finish above their vastly more illustrious West London rivals for the first time in 40 years.

Anything other than a routine away win at Craven Cottage would be a major shock.

Fulham team news

This is the sixth match of Aleksandar Mitrović's eight-game ban; he’ll return against Southampton in a fortnight.

Without him, Dan James has been leading the line, chosen over Carlos Vinícius.

Willian suffered an injury in the warm-up on Tuesday, with either Manor Solomon, as was the case for that game, set to deputise.

Tosin Adarabioyo will face his former club here, having usurped Issa Diop as Tim Ream’s centre-back partner.

Defensive midfielder João Palhinha was shown his 12th booking of the campaign at Villa Park.

The single-season Premier League record is 14, jointly held by six players: Étienne Capoue (18/19), José Holebas (16/17) and Lee Cattermole (14/15), Cheick Tioté (10/11), Robbie Savage (01/02) and Mark Hughes (98/99).


Predicted XI: (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tete, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed, Wilson, Pereira, Solomon; James.


Manchester City team news

With Nathan Aké sidelined, Pep Guardiola rearranged his defence on Wednesday, with Manuel Akanji, ostensibly, at left-back, John Stones in the middle and Kyle Walker back in on the right.

It’ll be interesting to see if that was an Arsenal-specific game plan or if he sticks with this.

Riyāḍ Maḥrez scored a hat-trick in last weekend’s FA Cup semi-final, the first player to do that for 65 years, so he’ll be hoping to come back into the XI here.

Erling Braut Håland bagged his 49th goal of the season in mid-week, match Clive Allen’s tally from 1986/87, needing 14 more to match Dixie Dean’s all-time English top-flight record, set in 1927/28.


Predicted XI (4-1-4-1): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Rúben Dias, Akanji; Rodri, Gündoğan, Silva, De Bruyne, Grealish; Håland.


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Ben Gray

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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