The Premier League is reaching the winter season and on matchday 11, Fulham will be hosting Manchester United on Saturday at Craven Cottage. Two sides have met 36 times in the past and the Red Devils have come out as winners on 27 occasions and Fulham has just won thrice.
The Cottagers are struggling at the 14th spot in the Premier League point table with only 3 wins, 3 draws, and 4 losses. A recent loss against Tottenham and a draw against Brighton would have the team the most but Fulham will be looking forward to bounce back their home ground.
A certain decline in the form of Manchester United in the ongoing has been the talk of the town. It is a shock to see, once called the Premier League giants, struggling at the 8th position in the point table with 5 wins and 5 losses. The top bookmakers in India have EPL odds with them.
In the last 5 fixtures, Fulham has scored 4 goals but Manchester United has scored 5 goals. It will be a thrilling match and both teams are expected to score goals.
The betting tip is...
Over 2.5 goals will be scored in the match
Fulham has been inconsistent in the current season and has maintained the winning momentum in the league. In the last 5 fixtures, Fulham scored a single win and two draws with two losses.
With an average possession of 52.4%, the Cottagers have an average of 3.3 shots on target and in 70% of matches, they have scored a goal. Out of 10 league matches, Fulham has just scored 3 clean sheets and this shows the vulnerability of their defence. They have leaked 7 goals in the last 6 fixtures of the league.
Regarding their attack, Fulham scored 5 goals in their last 5 fixtures. The games against Tottenham, Chelsea, and Crystal Palace have gone goalless. Willian will be the attacker to watch as he has 24.1% of shots on target. Bobby Reid and Vinicius are currently at 10.3% each. Vinicius has two goals on his name but no assists as of now.
Adama Traoré (Hamstring injury), Tosin Adarabioyo (Groin surgery) and Issa Diop (Foot injury) are out of action because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Bernd Leno, Timothy Castagne, Calvin Bassey, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson, Harrison Reed, João Palhinha, Bobby Reid, Alex Iwobi, Willian and Raul Jimenez
Erik Ten Hag is losing confidence of the Manchester United fans with every loss in the Premier League. The team has shown their struggles in the Champions League as well. With 11 Goals in 10 matches of the Premier League, the Red Devils have come out as shown their incompetence in the attack.
Overall, they have showcased an average possession of 53.73% with only an average of 5.09% shots on target. With 2 Clean sheets in 10 games, Manchester United have shown that inconsistency in their defence.
When it comes to the attack, Bruno Fernandes has been the key player with Casemiro on his side. Bruno has scored 2 goals as of now with 3 assists on his name and 23.9% shots on target.
Casemiro has 4 goals on his name with 1 assist and 10.9% shots on target. With 21 shots at goal and 8 on target, Manchester United will be eying an away win to make things better in their camp.
Lisandro Martínez (Foot injury), Tyrell Malacia (unknown injury), Amad Diallo (Knee injury), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Hamstring injury), Luke Shaw (Muscle injury), and Kobbie Mainoo (Ankle injury) won’t be travelling with the team because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Onana, Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Sergio Reguilón, Scott McTominay, Sofyan Amrabat, A. Matheus dos, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Højlund
In the last 5 meetings between the two teams, the Red Devils have scored a win four times and both teams witnessed a single draw. Fulham is struggling with their defence and they have failed to stop the attack of the opposition in the last 5 fixtures.
Manchester United has an opportunity to score an easy win as their attack can break Fulham’s defence. We predict a win for Manchester United on Saturday.