Manchester United v Fulham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
December 06, 2018
Old Trafford - Premier League
Jose Mourinho's Manchester United take on Claudio Ranieri's Fulham on Saturday, with the West Londoners struggling for consistency in recent weeks.
These two sides have not met since the 2013-14 season, when Fulham dropped out of the top flight, with United unbeaten in their last ten games against Fulham in their last ten meetings in league and cup action.
Manchester United will be without striker Anthony Martial, who picked up a calf injury in heir midweek draw against Arsenal. The French international joins a growing injury list for Mourinho, with Luke Shaw, Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia set to miss out through injury.
Ranieri will hand late fitness tests to two of his first team squad ahead of the trip to Old Trafford, with Kevin McDonald and Floyd Ayite both doubtful for this clash.
Manchester United v Fulham Predictions and Preview
United were impressive in patches in their hard fought draw with their old rivals Arsenal, and Mourinho will be wanting to build on the positivity of that performance.
Fulham are no enjoying the honeymoon under Ranieri that they would have hoped, with just one win under the Italian so far, and they are likely to find it difficult to extend on that this weekend.
Even though United are missing players through injury, and even with Mourinho expressing concern about their ability to finish inside the top four before the end of the calendar year they should be able to pick up all three points here - a result priced at an interesting 3/10.
Fulham have shown flashes of life since the arrival of the former Leicester City boss, scoring three goals in as many games, and they will cause problems for the home side.
With that in mind, a BTTS bet is available in this clash, at 10/11.
Manchester United to win 2-1 at 15/2
Mourinho's United are firmly in the business of getting results, regardless of the way in which they are achieved, and that could well be the case this weekend when they host Fulham. This may not be a classic for the neutral, but United should have enough to get over the line.
Romelu Lukaku to score anytime at 5/6
Belgian international Lukaku was on the bench for the Arsenal game, and only called upon by Mourinho in the second half. With Martial ruled out, he is a certainty to start, and with five Premier League goals already this season, he will be eager to prove a poin to his manager.