Mandatory task for the Sky Blues – big chance to top the table! On matchday 15 of the English Premier League, Manchester City will host Fulham FC at home in the Etihad Stadium. The promoted team is currently in incredible shape, which is why the Cottagers currently find themselves in 7th place in the table. Consequently, the dream of Europe is alive, which is why the visitors want to continue their streak.
However, the Sky Blues are considered to be clearly superior in terms of play and an uber-team in the domestic league. In addition, Arsenal will meet Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge, which is why a loss of points for the league leaders is considered likely. The Citizens are currently 2 points behind the Gunners and want to take over the top spot as soon as possible.
Manchester City vs. FC Fulham: The starting position
- Form Man City: 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat from the last 5 games
- Fulham form: Unbeaten for 4 games in a row – including 2 wins
- Favourites: According to the bookmakers, Manchester City are the clear favourites.
Given the clear difference in quality between the two clubs, the role of favourite is clearly defined. The Sky Blues have been performing strongly this season and have almost 5 times the squad value of the visitors. Furthermore, the Citizens have won the last 10 meetings with the Whites and always by at least 2 goals. As a result, the bookmakers have no doubts that Guardiola’s team will win the upcoming encounter.
Manchester City – Living up to their role as favourites
Pep Guardiola’s team is also performing strongly this year and is well on the way to defending its Premier League title. Although the Sky Blues only occupy 2nd place in the table with 29 points after 12 games played, Arsenal (31 points) will break in sooner or later. Moreover, the Citizens still have a catch-up game against the Gunners up their sleeve, in which they can reach the top of the table by their own efforts. Nevertheless, the Gunners have to play the Blues in the London derby, where a loss of points is considered likely.
Due to the better goal difference, a draw would be enough for Arteta’s team. For this reason, the Sky Blues will be looking to put in their best performance in order to record another resounding victory in front of their home crowd. The chances are immensely good in any case, even if the Catalan head coach will almost certainly have to do without top striker Erling Haaland (17 Premier League goals).
FC Fulham – Keeping it 0 at the back and scoring the lucky punch up front
It has been an incredibly strong season so far for Marco Silva’s team. After 13 games, the reigning second division champions have won 5, drawn 4 and lost only 4. In the meantime, the promoted team even finds itself in an international starting position, which is why the goals were automatically raised.
In the meantime, the Cottagers are unbeaten for 4 games in a row, which is why the point win should also work at the Etihad. Hopes rest on top striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who already has 9 league goals to his name. With Manchester City and city rivals Manchester United, however, the promoted team still faces a difficult remaining programme until the World Cup break.
Manchester City vs. FC Fulham Odds
Betting tip & prediction: Manchester City- FC Fulham (05.11.2022)
Our expert tip for Manchester City vs. FC Fulham is victory for the Sky Blues. Pep Guardiola’s team is clearly superior in terms of play, which is why the question of the winner does not arise. As a result, we bet on Manchester City to win the match, for which we get odds of 0.12/1.
Betting tip: “Sky Blues end Cottagers’ run with landslide win”.
Due to the clear difference in class, the only question for us is the amount of the Citizens’ victory, which is why we bet on a -2 handicap bet at Bet365. We are betting on a win for Guardiola’s team, for which we receive odds of 5/6. Furthermore, we assume that the Sky Blues will score at least 4 goals. In the course of this, we bet on over 3.5 goals for Manchester City with odds of 6/5.