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- Manchester United are unbeaten in a year away from home in the Premier League.
- They have won 12 of these 16 away games, only failing to win against teams currently in the top six.
- Fulham have won just one of their nine Premier League home games.
- Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in four of their last six competitive matches, winning 1-0 three times.
Cottagers fall to unfortunate defeat
Fulham’s unbeaten streak came to a heart-breaking end on Saturday as the gallant Cottagers – who played the entire second half with ten men – fell to a late goal at home to Chelsea. Unfortunately for them, another defeat is expected when they host Manchester United on Wednesday.
The hosts recent unbeaten run may have shown the fans a glimmer of hope, but their five consecutive Premier League draws still leave them in the relegation zone and they head into this clash four points from safety.
Red Devils’ title ambitions on track
Manchester United played out their own stalemate on Sunday, but that goalless draw at Anfield saw them retain their place at the top of the Premier League standings and, as we approach the halfway point in the season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finds his team two points clear.
The Red Devils are now unbeaten in their last 12 top flight matches and the fact that they can feel disappointed in a draw on Sunday is telling of just how far they have progressed this season.
Of course, attention must be drawn to their incredible away record. By the time the whistle blows on Wednesday they will have reached a year unbeaten away from home in the Premier League. In that time they have won 12 and drawn four matches, with their only failures to win coming against teams currently in the Premier League top six.
Defeat on the cards for hosts
That makes Manchester United justified favourites on Wednesday as they play a Fulham outfit that have won just one of their nine home assignments this season. Five of these have ended in defeat, and we’re predicting a sixth defeat to fall at their feet on Wednesday.
We’re not expecting a thriller, though. Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in four of their last six competitive games, winning 1-0 on three occasions. Fulham lost 1-0 at the weekend and have failed to score in three of their last five league games, so we’re opting for that as our correct score prediction.
Fulham injuries and team news
Antonee Robinson is ruled out after being sent off against Chelsea but Ruben Loftus-Cheek is available again for the Cottagers. Joe Bryan is likely to deputise for Robinson, while Mario Lemina, Terence Kongolo, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Tom Cairney are all unlikely to feature through injury.
Manchester United injuries and team news
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no fresh injury concerns but could make some changes with another clash with Liverpool on the horizon. Edinson Cavani could feature instead of Anthony Martial, while Donny van de Beek could get a rare start to give Bruno Fernandes a rest.
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