Fulham vs Manchester United Preview

February 8, 2019
By: Deke Hardman

Premier League

Saturday’s Premier League action kicks off at Craven Cottage where Fulham take on Manchester United.

Defeat at Crystal Palace last weekend was their fourth in five league games and left them seven points from safety and another loss here will give bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield Town the chance to edge closer towards them.

Andre Schurrle and Cyrus Christie could return after overcoming their respective injuries, as has Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and new signings Lazar Markovic and Havard Nordveit though Timothy Fosu Mensah is ineligible to face his parent club.

Top scorer Aleksander Mitrovic is priced at 7.5 (13/2) to open the scoring with some firms, ahead of 12.0 (11/1) chance Ryan Babel.

The home win is as highly priced as the 5.5 (9/2) on offer from a number of firms, with the visitors favourites at 1.65 (13/20) with Bet Victor. The draw can be back at a price of 3.5 (7/2).

Victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men over Leicester City last weekend – their seventh from their last eight attempts moved them to within two points of the top four.

Another triumph here will see them leapfrog Chelsea into the Champions League qualifications, with Maurizio Sarri’s side at Manchester City on Sunday.

With Paris Saint Germain at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening, Solskjaer may decide to rotate his squad with Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial among those pushing for recalls to the starting line-up.

Marcos Rojo is back in training, though Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian are still some way off a return to action.

Marcus Rashford, who has six goals in his last eight league games is 5.5 (9/2) to net first here, with Jesse Lingard a 10.0 (9/1) chance with Betfred.

United won the reverse match back in December by four goals to one, with Fulham’s last victory in this fixture coming almost a decade ago.

You can back both teams to score on this occasion at 1.67 (4/6) while Bet Victor offer 4.8 (19/5) for there to be four or more goals in the game, as there has been in five out of the last six meetings between the sides.

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