Manchester United has a busy schedule these days, with the Red Devils playing in the FA Cup quarterfinals against Fulham on Sunday. They had to travel a lot these days, and are back from Spain after meeting Betis in the UEFA Europa League knockouts, successfully overcoming the matchup against the Spanish unit. Meanwhile, Fulham plays above all expectations this year, and the Cottagers are a refreshment for all soccer fans in England and beyond. They are absolute underdogs here, which puts them in a solid situation, having nothing to lose. Before you start to read our Manchester United vs. Fulham article here is this Sunday’s El Clasico preview on this link.
Manchester United vs. Fulham Preview
Manchester United (-200) couldn’t win in the past two English Premier League games. After losing to Liverpool 7-0 at Anfield, they posted a goalless tie against Southampton at Trafford. These two results have complicated their position in the Champions League hunt, but United still holds everything in its hands.
Erik Ten Hag made certain changes following a pale start and a few weeks of shaky performances. Yet, the results of his actions were seen following the World Cup. United was in excellent shape, and winning the English Football League Cup trophy, plus the success in the Europa League and the Premiership, proves this claim.
The Red Devils didn’t lose for 22 consecutive games at home across all the competitions, and prior to a tie against the Saints, Ten Hag’s squad had five victories in a row, in all scoring at least twice.
Fulham (+500) had a nice stretch before the latest back-to-back losses. The Cottagers were defeated by Brentford, 3-2, and then at home against the league leaders, Arsenal, 0-3. It was the first game after a while, in which we saw Fulham helpless and without any chances to endanger the rivals.
Previously, Marco Silva and his team haven’t lost in seven straight meetings, posting four triumphs and three draws throughout that stretch. Fulham likes to play against teams eager to open and exchange blows, which makes them fun to watch.
Their recent record on the road is neutral, with two victories and defeats and one tie.
Manchester United vs. Fulham Latest News
Casemiro is suspended due to his red car, while Garnacho, Matheus, Eriksen, and Martial stand as ineligible. Lindelof and Sabitzer are questionable.
Fulham comes to Trafford without Tom Cairney and Layvin Kurzawa, and with Willian, who is doubtful. The Brazilian has been fantastic since returning to England and is one of the most influential players on the roster.
Manchester United vs. Fulham Head to Head Games
United didn’t lose to Fulham since 2009, and that stretch goes to 15 games now. The overall record throughout history is 53 wins for United, 14 for Fulham, and 20 ties.
The opening event this year saw Manchester’s victory at Craven Cottage, 1-2. Garnacho scored in the third minute of the stoppage time to lift his team to three points.
Manchester United vs. Fulham Prediction
United seems unstoppable at home, and they shouldn’t have too much trouble against the guests from London. We love watching Fulham and support the way they play this year, yet in this particular case, even with our best wishes, they have nothing to hope for at Old Trafford. United won’t miss this chance to get one step closer to another trophy.
Pick: Manchester United -200
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