Manchester City v Fulham Predictions & Betting Odds – 15th September 2018

Citizens to expose weak Fulham defence

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Manchester City v Fulham Betting Tips – Premier League, 15th September 3.00pm

Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City have come out in defence of their title strongly and they are still a side to be massively feared, especially at the Etihad. They have already scored eight goals in two games there. Fulham will turn up having had a leaky defense so far on their return to the top flight. It could be a long afternoon for them at the Etihad. Read our predictions for Manchester City v Fulham.

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City have won three and drawn one of their four games so far this season in the Premier League. Wolves have been the only side to have stopped the Citizens from winning, holding the Champions to a 1-1 draw at Molineux at the end of August. But just after that City got back to winning ways straight away, as they edged past Newcastle. So at home, it is two wins from two for City and with eight goals scored. Home and away there has been no clean sheet from them in three games. But they have scoring power of course and they are facing a Fulham side who play an open game. So over 3.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on September 13th, 2018 at 6:58 am).

Sergio Aguero is their top scorer with three goals, but those all came in one game. That was a home game though and he is still the 11/5 first goalscorer favorite for this fixture on the weekend* (betting odds taken on September 13th, 2018 at 6:58 am). Raheem Sterling is going to be assessed as he got a knock while on duty with England in the recent international break. The Citizens have produced 32 wins in their last 38 home games in the league and there have been over 2.5 goals in 18 of their last 20 league fixtures at the Etihad. They have also scored at least two goals in each of their last six games against the Cottagers in all competitions.

Fulham News and Form

Fulham appeared to be in a bit of early trouble this season with back to back defeats out of the gate. But they got their breakthrough in a home win against Burnley and then drew 2-2 with Brighton just before the international break. So they have come up with six goals in their last two league outings. They look a really good side going forward and they have striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in good form for them. He is at 10/3 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on September 13th, 2018 at 6:58 am).

So while they do carry a threat getting forward, the problems they have at all at the back. They have conceded at least two goals in all four of their league games this season. That is a total of nine goals which they have let in over four games so that’s not a great record to carry with you in a trip to the Etihad. But looking at all that as a whole, both teams to score is at even money* (betting odds taken on September 13th, 2018 at 6:58 am). This is not a trip they are going to fancy as they are on a six-match losing streak at the Etihad.

Manchester City v Fulham Head to Head

Manchester City dominate the head to head from recent meetings with Fulham. City have won the last five in a row against the Cottagers and this will be their first meeting since the 2013/14 Premier League season. Manchester City put nine goals past Fulham in those two games. At home against Fulham, City have won their last three and each with a clean sheet. City are undefeated in their last thirteen games against Fulham in all competitions.

Manchester City v Fulham Betting Odds*

Man City 1/10
Draw 9/1
Fulham 16/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.)

Manchester City v Fulham Predictions

Manchester City to win: We can’t look for anything other than a home success in this one. It’s hard to see Fulham battening down the hatches and keeping Manchester City at arm’s length. That’s not going to happen and we can look at the Manchester City to win and over 3.5 goals option.

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