Manchester City vs Fulham Predictions and Betting : This Saturday Manchester City will host Fulham at Etihad Stadium. The hosts have gained momentum after a 5-0 win over Burnley, while the visitors are sitting in the 19th spot with just 4 points.
Fulham faced a 2-3 loss to Everton in their last match. Although Manchester City are looking very strong, Fulham boys can give a scare to the hosts. The Saturday clash is surely going to be an exciting one.
Fulham vs Manchester City Predictions and Betting : Recent Forms
Manchester City have maintained a great record at their home as they won 75% of their last 20 home league games. Fulham, on the other hand, have lost 30% of their last 20 away games. Fulham’s last away game win came against Brentford 5 games ago. The last time City faced defeat in a home game was 4 matches ago against Leicester.
Manchester City have managed to keep 10 clean sheets in their last 20 home games. Fulham have failed to hit the net in 6 of their last 20 away games. City boys have scored first in 12 of the 15 league games they won at home. Of the 6 defeats in away games, Fulham conceded the first goal 6 times.
The current season form looks good for Manchester City as they won 2 of the 4 home games in the English Premier League 2020/21. Manchester City who were the runners up in the premier league last season got off to a good start this season with a win against Wolves but got hammered against Leicester City with a 5-2 margin.
They were held to a draw against Leeds, but a win against Arsenal boosted their confidence. In a tough game against Liverpool, they had to settle for a draw after posing a formidable challenge against the defending champions.
In clash against Tottenham, they completely bowed down in front of Spurs. Spurs hammered 2 goals in this match while city could not find the nets.
In last match against Burnley City seemed to have regained their mojo back as they hammered five goals in the match.
Fulham is facing a hard time this season in away matches as they failed to win any of them till now.
Fulham started off their EPL 2020 season with a defeat at the hands of Arsenal which was followed by 4-3 defeat by Leeds United.
Before drawing with Sheffield United in their 5th match of EPL 2020 season they had two more defeats at the hands of Aston Villa and Wolves.
In last 4 EPL matches they registered their first win of this season by defeating West Brom but lost rest of the three matches. In last match they managed to impress with their performance but failed to register a win. Everton beat them by 3-2 goal difference.
Before this clash against City, Fulham will be meeting Leicester City tonight.
Manchester City looks very dominating against Fulham in the Head to Head stats. Both the teams have played 29 matches so far. City won 16 direct matches, while Fulham could win only 4. 9 games ended in a draw.
An average of 3.31 goals per match has been scored by both the teams in direct clashes. The most recent match between Manchester City and Fulham was played in the English FA cup Season 2019/20. The match ended with a 4-0 victory for City.
The Manchester City may field a 4-3-3 formation against the visitors while Fulham may go with their usual format of 1-3-2-4-1.
Manchester City have a solid forward attack to trouble the Fulham defenders. The key strikers in the line-up are Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, and Raheem Sterling. Riyad has been exceptional this season so far. He has scored 4 goals and assisted in 1. He has also maintained an amazing pass percentage of 87%.
Gabriel has managed to score 2 goals with an average of 0.8 possession won per game. Sterling has been a consistent performer for City this season as he hit the net twice with high passing accuracy of 78% in the opposition half.
For Fulham, the big forward guns are Bobby Reid and Aleksander Mitrovic. Bobby has scored 3 crucial goals for his side this season. His passing percentage has been 81% so far.
Mitrovic has scored twice and he has an average of 0.6 tackles per game. Both will have support of Ademola Lookman who has scored at a rate of 0.2 goals per match this EPL season.
In Midfield with players like Kevin de Bruyne, Ferran Torres, and Bernardo Silva, the midfield line-up of Manchester City looks impressive.
Although Kevin de Bruyne scored only once in the Premier League so far, he has assisted in 5 goals. Torres, with a pass percentage of 85%, makes sure that the ball is in his team’s possession. Silva has been amazing in tackling the opposition players as his average is 1.2 tackles per game this season.
Fulham’s midfield tactics rest on the shoulders of players like Tom Cairney and Andre Zambo Anguissa. Cairney has scored 1 goal with a good average of 1.1 tackles per game. Anguissa has maintained an amazing pass percentage of 88%. Fulham will need other midfielders to perform well in the game against City to improve their chances.
Talking about defense, the English player Kyle Walker has been amazing in defense for City this season. With 3 clean sheets, he has an average of 1.0 interceptions per game.
Ruben Dias is another dependable defender. He has a stunning passing accuracy of 91% in the opposition half in the current season of Premier League.
Aymeric Laporte is another quality defender in the team who has 89.2% pass accuracy and has won 2 aerial duels won per game.