Fulham v Man Utd Premier League betting preview and tips

13:30 Sat 09 Feb
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: BTTS
Units: 1/5
Odds: -133

It’s quite clear that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has restored the feelgood factor to Old Trafford, although a recent 2-2 draw at home to Burnley illustrates that there are still flaws within this Manchester United team.

The Norwegian couldn’t have imagined that this stint in charge of the Red Devils would begin with eight successive victories, although it’s still odds-against that United can land a top four finish in the Premier League, even if Chelsea appear to be wobbling.

As you might expect, the north-west outfit are strong favourites to win at Craven Cottage although it should be noted that this clash takes place just days before an important Champions League encounter against Paris Saint-Germain.

Solskjaer won’t want to take risks ahead of such an important game considering that Neymar is absent for both legs of the above tie and there’s a very real chance that United can go through at the expense of the French champions. 

Fulham are fighting for their lives and they showed plenty of spirit to come from two goals down to defeat Brighton last week, with Claudio Ranieri still confident that the London side can avoid the drop.

They generally score in front of their own supporters as seventeen goals in twelve home matches will testify, although they have conceded twenty-three times and there’s plenty to like about this United attack.

A recent 2-2 draw against Burnley saw Alexis Sanchez and Fred waiting in the wings, while Anthony Martial was out injured, so it’s clear that United have lots of dangerous attacking players at their disposal.

Jesse Lingard could add some cut and thrust and it should be noted that Marcus Rashford has scored seven times since Jose Mourinho left. This is in stark contrast to the two goals scored for his club beforehand.

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Team News

Fulham: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Man Utd: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 25
    Sergio Rico
  • 23
    Joe Bryan
  • 13
    Tim Ream
  • 20
    Maxime Le Marchand
  • 04
    Denis Odoi
  • 24
    Jean Michael Seri
  • 05
    Calum Chambers
  • 12
    Ryan Babel
  • 19
    Luciano Vietto
  • 14
    Andre Schürrle
  • 09
    Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 01
    David De Gea
  • 20
    Diogo Dalot
  • 12
    Chris Smalling
  • 04
    Phil Jones
  • 23
    Luke Shaw
  • 21
    Ander Herrera
  • 31
    Nemanja Matic
  • 06
    Paul Pogba
  • 08
    Juan Mata
  • 09
    Romelu Lukaku
  • 11
    Anthony Martial

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 31 23 7 1 70:18 76
2 Manchester City 30 23 3 4 76:20 72
3 Tottenham 30 20 1 9 57:32 61
4 Arsenal 30 18 6 6 63:39 60
5 Manchester Unit 30 17 7 6 58:40 58
6 Chelsea 30 17 6 7 50:33 57
7 Wolverhampton W 30 12 8 10 38:36 44
8 Watford 30 12 7 11 42:44 43
9 West Ham 31 12 6 13 41:46 42
10 Everton 31 11 8 12 42:39 41
11 Leicester 31 12 5 14 40:43 41
12 Bournemouth 31 11 5 15 43:56 38
13 Newcastle Unite 31 9 8 14 31:40 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 9 6 15 36:41 33
15 Brighton 29 9 6 14 32:42 33
16 Southampton 30 7 9 14 34:50 30
17 Burnley 31 8 6 17 35:59 30
18 Cardiff 30 8 4 18 27:57 28
19 Fulham 31 4 5 22 29:70 17
20 Huddersfield 31 3 5 23 18:57 14