Fulham v Manchester United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
February 05, 2019
Craven Cottage - Premier League
Fulham's position in the Premier League may soon become all the more precarious as they host an in-form Manchester United side. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's unbeaten run now stretches to 10 games and he will be confident of another three points at Craven Cottage.
Ashely Young opened the scoring when the sides met back in December, with Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford also amongst the goals. A red card for Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa just one minute after Aboubakar Kamara scored from the spot ensured there was no comeback for Fulham.
New signings Lazar Markovic and Håvard Nordtveit may find themselves on the bench this weekend, with Ryan Babel likely to continue on the right-wing for Fulham. Andre Schurrle should also be fit following a minor knock, providing competition on the flank.
Anthony Martial is likely to start over Alexis Sanchez in one of few changes to the United squad that beat Leicester last weekend. Solskjaer has placed his faith in Marcus Rashford over Romelu Lukaku and shows no signs of changing his mind.
Fulham v Manchester United Preview and Predictions
Manchester United look to continue their push for the top four this weekend as they travel to Fulham. The Red Devils showed their ability to grind out a win against Leicester last Saturday and suddenly look all but unstoppable.
This could not be further from the situation that Claudio Ranieri finds himself in, having taken over at Craven Cottage in December. The Lilywhites have barely seen their form pick up, but have at least earned a few wins, something they failed to do under Slavisa Jokanovic.
The January transfer window was a strange one for the Cottagers as despite many expecting an influx of defenders to shore up the backline, the west London club invested in wingers. Former Liverpool man Ryan Babel may add quality and flair to the side, but he is unlikely to benefit the side when defending against United.
The away team are undoubtedly going to dominate possession, and boast the league's in-form midfielder in Paul Pogba, who is 7/5 to score. Against Leicester the Frenchman put on a masterclass, dinking a subtle assist for Rashford to score the only goal of the game, whilst bossing the middle of the park.
If Fulham are to take anything from this weekend's game they will have to perform at a higher level than they did in the 2-0 defeat by Palace. With Alekandr Mitrovic's goals drying up of late, the home side are 7/4 to fail to score.
Ranieri has struggled historically against United, failing to beat them with his title-winning Leicester side. He'll do his utmost to stop them on Saturday though, and will hope to pull off a shock.
Marcus Rashford to score anytime at 6/5
Having hit the target against Leicester, the England forward is odds-on to do so again.
Under 2.5 goals scored at 13/10
Fulham will likely defend for a goalless draw and even if United break through are unlikely to change systems.