Fulham v Man City Premier League betting preview and tips

13:30 Sat 30 Mar
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: Fulham +2.5
Units: 1/5
Odds: -133

This match at Craven Cottage looks a formality for a Manchester City team who are strong favourites to retain their Premier League title, with Pep Guardiola’s side not in the mood to drop any points at this stage of the season.

Many punters will regard this as a penalty kick for the champions of England against a Cottagers side who have lost 21 of their 30 top-flight matches this season, with Scott Parker installed to restore some pride among the players.

Fulham haven’t been completely outclassed on home turf this season, avoiding defeat in 50% of their matches at Craven Cottage, with eighteen goals being scored in fourteen games.

They recently battled well against Chelsea when losing 2-1 at home to the Blues, with Kepa called into action on several occasions and Manchester City might be happy to control the game and get the job done.

Pep Guardiola’s side are already superior in the goal difference stakes and they tend to blow teams away at the Etihad Stadium rather than on the road, with City putting away 53 goals on their own patch compared to 26 away from home.

Indeed, with a hectic fixture schedule, this might be a case of rotating players and certainly managing the game after taking the lead, with Fulham looking a decent shout on the Asian Handicap.

The London side can afford to lose by a two-goal margin for this bet to cop, with Aleksandar Mitrovic continuing to shine up front for Fulham and the acquisition of Ryan Babel was a wise one, with the Dutchman providing a bright spark in attacking positions.

The scoreline was “only” 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium when the teams clashed in September, with City easing down shortly after half-time and we might see the same again here.

BETTING TIP
Fulham +2.5 @ 1.75 with bet365

Team News

Fulham: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Man City: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 25
    Sergio Rico
  • 23
    Joe Bryan
  • 22
    Cyrus Christie
  • 05
    Calum Chambers
  • 21
    Timothy Fosu-Mensah
  • 29
    Andre Zambo Anguissa
  • 20
    Maxime Le Marchand
  • 10
    Tom Cairney
  • 12
    Ryan Babel
  • 03
    Ryan Sessegnon
  • 11
    Floyd Ayite
  • 31
    Ederson Moraes
  • 02
    Kyle Walker
  • 30
    Nicolas Otamendi
  • 14
    Aymeric Laporte
  • 35
    Oleksandr Zinchenko
  • 17
    Kevin De Bruyne
  • 08
    Ilkay Gündogan
  • 21
    David Silva
  • 20
    Bernardo Silva
  • 10
    Sergio Agüero
  • 07
    Raheem Sterling

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 34 26 7 1 77:20 85
2 Manchester City 33 27 2 4 86:22 83
3 Tottenham 33 22 1 10 64:34 67
4 Arsenal 33 20 6 7 66:40 66
5 Chelsea 34 20 6 8 57:36 66
6 Manchester Unit 33 19 7 7 63:44 64
7 Leicester 34 14 5 15 46:45 47
8 Wolverhampton W 33 13 8 12 41:42 47
9 Everton 34 13 7 14 46:44 46
10 Watford 33 13 7 13 47:48 46
11 West Ham 34 12 6 16 42:52 42
12 Bournemouth 34 12 5 17 49:61 41
13 Crystal Palace 34 11 6 17 40:46 39
14 Burnley 34 11 6 17 42:60 39
15 Newcastle Unite 34 10 8 16 32:43 38
16 Southampton 33 9 9 15 39:54 36
17 Brighton 33 9 6 18 32:53 33
18 Cardiff 34 9 4 21 30:63 31
19 Fulham 34 5 5 24 32:76 20
20 Huddersfield 34 3 5 26 19:67 14