Kick-off: 2015, 20/01/2021
Stadium: Craven Cottage
TV: BT Sport
Fulham are showing great spirit in their bid to survive in the Premier League and will not go down without a fight when entertaining Manchester United.
The visitors have been excellent on the road this season, but must travel to London just three days after a tiring clash with Liverpool at Anfield.
We reckon 7/5 for the Cottagers to avoid defeat is good value for our first Fulham vs Man Utd prediction.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Fulham’s run of five straight league draws came to an end when Chelsea prevailed 1-0 at this venue but Scott Parker’s side again emerged with plenty of credit.
That result gave us a couple of nice winning bets, with the Blues tipped to oblige by any one-goal margin at 13/5 and 16/5 taken for Draw HT/Chelsea FT.
However, we felt a touch fortunate to cash in, as the Cottagers battled bravely to overcome Antonee Robinson’s first-half dismissal.
Mason Mount eventually broke their hearts with a 78th-minute decider, but there was definitely no disgrace in that defeat.
“I thought we defended heroically and I thought we defended really well, so it is a shame that they got their nose in front,” said Parker.
“But overall, I’ve got a real admiration for my team and the way they played.
“Certainly first half, we limited them really and the 10 or 15 minutes before the sending off we were well in the ascendancy and we missed a great chance with (Ivan) Cavaleiro.”
Fulham had previously shared the spoils with Liverpool, Tottenham and an in-form Southampton side during that run of stalemates.
Three of those matches finished 1-1 and 15/2 for that scoreline to come up again here appeals from the Fulham vs Man Utd odds.
Last Fulham line-up: Areola, Tete, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson, Aina, Reed, Zambo, Decordova-Reid, Cavaleiro, Lookman.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United had the best two chances of breaking the deadlock in Sunday’s clash with Liverpool, as Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba forced saves from Alisson late on.
“I felt we grew into the game and got stronger and stronger and were closer to winning,” commented Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“We know we have players who can win you a game in the blink of a second and Bruno and Paul almost did.”
Those missed opportunities allowed us to collect on a 14/5 draw selection and 19/4 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time in our preview.
However, the Red Devils spent most of that match chasing their opponents around Anfield, with the hosts having 66 per cent of the possession.
“They have some injury problems but we didn’t pounce on that,” added Solskjaer. “We were a bit disappointed in the performance, not just the result.
“We didn’t do well enough to cause them problems in the first half, but we defended well and they didn’t create too many chances.”
United stayed on top of the table and are still unbeaten away from home after nine road trips, with seven of those ending in victory.
Most people do feel the Red Devils are flattered by their lofty position following a number of narrow triumphs, though.
They have only netted first in two away games, so 19/10 for the Cottagers to open the scoring here completes our Fulham vs Man Utd betting tips.
Last United line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Pogba, Fred, Fernandes, McTominay, Martial, Rashford.
FULHAM 0-1 Chelsea
Liverpool 0-0 MAN UTD
Head-to-head: Fulham 0-3 Man Utd, Man Utd 4-1 Fulham
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