Paul Merson has backed Manchester City to win against Fulham at home in the Premier League this weekend.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will lock horns with Marco Silva’s Fulham at the Etihad Stadium in the league on Saturday afternoon.
Former Arsenal star Merson has backed defending champions City to pick up all three points against the London club courtesy of a 3-1 win.
City can be backed at 17/2 on Betfair to win 3-1 against Fulham.
Merson wrote on SportsKeeda: “This is a game where Fulham can have a swing.
“They’re flying in the Premier League, and they don’t have to worry about the league table.
“They’re already halfway to safety, and they can have a go this weekend. The advantage Manchester City have is their squad depth. They don’t have to play in top gear to win this match.
“Their players might hold themselves back ahead of the World Cup, but City should be all right. I think this is a nice game for Manchester City because Fulham will open the game up.
“I don’t think they’ll sit back and defend, and Pep Guardiola will love that. Fulham will score if they have a go, but Manchester City should be able to win this game.
“Prediction: Manchester City 3-1 Fulham.”