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Manchester United vs Fulham – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips

by Marius Brinschwitz
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Four consecutive Premier League games without a win for Manchester United and Mourinho is fuming right now. But Saturday comes Fulham on Old Trafford and the Red Devils have a chance at the three points. However, with Claudio Ranieri on the bench, Fulham’s game has improved lately. Can Manchester United keep a clean sheet or will Mourinho once again blame his defenders? There are so many questions regarding this duel and we’ve tried to answer some of them. 

Manchester United

After a 2-2 draw at Southampton, Manchester United got the same result mid-week, at home, against Arsenal. Obviously, a more important draw than the one obtained with the Saints, but still a disappointing result for all United fans.

Mustafi opened the score for the Gunners in the 26th minute of the game, when De Gea’s clumsy intervention led the ball in the net. United quickly reacted and Martial brought the equalizer four minutes later. An own-goal by Rojo in the 68th minute got Arsenal in the lead, but once against the Red Devils reacted fast – Lingard made it 2-2 at the next play.

This result means United has dropped one position in the Premier League standings, being 8th, with 23 points, 24-25 aggregate. Mourinho’s team still has a negative aggregate and hasn’t won a Premier League game in the past month.

With serious problems in the back, the Portuguese was forced to bring in Rojo, although he previously said that the Argentinian isn’t prepared for the Premier League. Pogba and Lukaku started on the bench, but both made their way onto the pitch in the second half. 

Line-up Manchester United

  • Goalkeeper: David De Gea
  • Backfield: Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Diogo Dalot
  • Midfield: Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera
  • Forwards: Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard

Fulham

Fulham is playing a different style of football since Ranieri took over. It kept the same direct approach, but somehow the Italian managed to keep the defensive safe. Chamber’s positioning as a defensive midfielder surely had to do with this aspect. After losing at Chelsea, Fulham remained in London to play Leicester City at home.

An emotional meeting for Ranieri, but the manager knew there’s no room for feelings when you’re training a team that must exit the relegation zone and Fulham started the pressure from the first minute. Fulham’s good game in the first half generated Kamara’s opening in the 42nd minute. In the second half, Leicester had more of the initiative and Maddison brought the equalizer.

It seems that Sessegnon is now a full-time winger and Fulham fans are liking the idea. Ryan is no defender and his place should be in the attack. Cairney and Schurrle started on the bench against Leicester, but this being an away match, we could see both of them back on the pitch in the starting line-up.

Line-up Fulham

  • Goalkeeper: Marcus Bettinelli 
  • Backfield: Cyrus Christie, Dennis Odoi, Alfie Mawson, Maxime Le Marchand
  • Midfield: Ryan Sessegnon, Calum Chambers, Jean Michael Seri, Andre Schurrle, Tom Cairney
  • Forwards: Aleksandar Mitrovic

Chuck No Risk Prediction: Manchester United – Fulham

The game takes place on Old Trafford, Manchester, Saturday, kick-off at 15:00. Manchester United – Fulham counts for game week 16 of the Premier League.

Betting at Bethard, you have 33/100 odds for a home win, while a Fulham victory receives 33/4 odds. A draw comes at 43/10 odds when you’re playing at the Swedish bookmaker.

Manchester United has failed to impress us lately. OK, fine! Mourinho’s team has failed to impress us this season. But the value difference between the Red Devils and Fulham is pretty obvious. Our first pick must be Manchester United to win this game, 33/100 odds. Over 2,5 goals seems to have a decent chance of being successful, so go with it at 11/20 odds. Manchester United is having some difficulties in the defense, with at least a couple of defenders out with injuries, leaving Mourinho with serious headaches. Take BTTS as our final prediction, 37/50 odds.

Basically, we have three predictions for the Manchester United – Fulham match – Manchester United to win, over 2,5 goals, and BTTS. 

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