Kick-off: 1500, 15/09/2018
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
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What Trueform says for Man City vs Fulham
Champions Manchester City remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season despite not quite hitting the heights of last term.
Fulham have made a solid start to life back in the top flight and have picked up four points from their last two games.
We will begin by backing the home side to win and over 3.5 combined goals at 3/4 as our first Man City vs Fulham prediction.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
After dropping two points at promoted Wolves, Manchester City got back on track with a hard-fought 2-1 win over struggling Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium.
Kyle Walker’s fist goal in almost three years broke the Magpies’ dogged resilience after DeAndre Yedlin had cancelled out Raheem Sterling’s early opener.
Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Sterling, who was making his 100th league appearance for City, saying: “He scored a fantastic goal and fought a lot, and especially in the second half he played so clever.”
Guardiola’s side are one of five teams still to taste defeat this season and sit in fourth place, behind Liverpool, Chelsea and Watford, who all have 100 per cent records.
City have gone 11 games unbeaten against the Cottagers since a 3-1 home reverse in 2009 and have netted 10 goals without reply in the last three meetings at this venue.
This may be another match when the home side do not hit their straps but 13/4 they prevail by exactly two clear goals stands out in the Man City vs Fulham odds.
Last Man City line-up: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, D Silva, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus.
Sterling is fit after recovering from a back injury, which forced his withdrawal from the England squad for last week’s matches against Spain and Switzerland.
City are still without long-term absentees Kevin De Bruyne (knee) and Claudio Bravo (Achilles), while Danilo has been troubled by an ankle problem since the summer.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Fulham squandered a two-goal lead as they were denied back-to-back Premier League wins following a 2-2 draw with Brighton at the Amex Stadium.
The Cottagers, for whom goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli – recently included in the England squad – saved a first-half spot-kick from Pascal Gross, looked on course for victory after goals from Andre Schurrle and in-form forward Aleksandar Mitrovic either side of the break.
But Glenn Murray scored a second-half brace, the latter from the spot after Mitrovic, under little pressure, was penalised for handball as the first top-flight meeting between the clubs ended in a share of the spoils.
Boss Slavisa Jokanovic insisted Mitrovic had nothing to apologise for after his inexplicable handball, saying: “He didn’t need to ask for any apologies. I interpret it as bad luck, a mistake.
“He knows. I don’t need to explain to him that he doesn’t need to touch the ball in this situation. At the end, he’s a strong enough lad to keep going, he made one mistake, OK.”
Last Fulham line-up: Bettinelli, Odoi, Le Marchand, Fosu-Mensah, Mawson, McDonald, Schurrle, Seri, Zambo, Mitrovic, Vietto.
Fulham must again do without captain Tom Cairney, with the midfielder continuing his recovery from a foot injury suffered against Burnley before the international break.
Midfielder Neeskens Kebano (ankle) and defender Tim Ream (thigh) are also not yet available.
MAN CITY 2-1 Newcastle – Sterling, Walker
Brighton 2-2 FULHAM– Schurrle, Mitrovic
Head-to-head: Man City 5-0 Fulham, Fulham 2-4 Man City, Man City 2-0 Fulham, Fulham 1-2 Man City, Man City 3-0 Fulham, Fulham 2-2 Man City
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