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Manchester City vs Fulham betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds


Match preview

Will Manchester City return to the top of the Premier League table, for 21 hours at least?

Last weekend, Kevin De Bruyne’s inch-perfect free-kick saw Man City beat Leicester 1-0 at the King Power.

So, Pep Guardiola’s team have won five of their last six Premier League games, but remain two points behind Arsenal; they travel to Chelsea on Sunday.

Then, on Wednesday night, a much-changed Sky Blues’ line-up came from behind to beat Sevilla in a Champions League dead-rubber.

Teenager Rico Lewis equalising on debut, before Julián Álvarez and Riyāḍ Maḥrez secured the win.

Want to feel old? Lewis was born on 21 November 2004, 19 days after was George W. Bush re-elected president of the U.S.

Fulham, to the surprise of many, kick off in seventh place and are, according to supporters, ‘21 points from safety’.

The Cottagers dominated for long periods, but were held to a goalless draw by Everton last weekend.

This though extends their unbeaten streak to four games, featuring victories over Aston Villa and Leeds.

Very few expected Marco Silva’s side to be doing this well, so can Fulham pull off a massive shock against the champions?

Manchester City team news

Pep Guardiola made wholesale changes on Wednesday, with only Rúben Dias, İlkay Gündoğan and Phil Foden also likely to start here.

Although, if Erling Braut Håland hasn’t recovered from a foot problem, Julián Álvarez will continue to lead the line.

Manuel Akanji is set to return at centre-back, given that he’s started six consecutive league games.

Riyāḍ Maḥrez scored twice when Fulham visited the Etihad in the FA Cup in February, but isn’t likely to start this one.

Fulham team news

Bobby Decordova-Reid’s yellow card against Everton last weekend means he will sit this one out suspended.

Kenny Tete, Harrison Reed and star striker Aleksandar Mitrović are all one booking away from a ban of their own.

Marco Silva could switch to a back five, meaning Tosin Adarabioyo would come in, against his former club, alongside Issa Diop and Tim Ream.

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has lost all six career appearances against Man City, conceding 16 goals.

Manchester City vs Fulham: Match statistics



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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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