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Manchester City vs Fulham Predictions

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Manchester City and Both Teams To Score

Reason for tip

Manchester City have won their last 11 Premier League home matches, but they have conceded in four of the last seven and Fulham will fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet. They showed great resilience to claim a draw at Arsenal with ten men last week and a League Cup success over Tottenham will have further boosted their confidence.

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Manchester City 2-1

Reason for tip

City will be delighted to have won their first three games but their performances have not been full of goals. They were made to battle at Sheffield United last week and, if the Community Shield and Super Cup are included, they have scored just one goal in three of their five games, so they may not go mad and a 2-1 victory could be enough.

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Rodrigo Hernandez Rodri To Score Anytime

Reason for tip

Rodri has been having plenty of efforts on goal and will always be remembered as the man who scored the winner in City’s first Champions League triumph. He was also on target at Sheffield United last week and could be some good anytime goalscorer value.

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Manchester City vs Fulham Predictions

  • Manchester City have won their last 11 league matches at the Etihad.
  • City have conceded in ten of their last 15 home league outings.
  • Fulham have found the net in eight of their last ten Premier League away games.

Fulham can make their mark at the Etihad

Few people will be surprised to see Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after only three games and they look difficult to oppose when Fulham head to Craven Cottage on Saturday.

The champions were made to work hard for their 2-1 win at Sheffield United on Sunday and a 1-0 victory in their last home match against Newcastle was also a battle, so it has not been completely plain sailing, but that victory over the Magpies was their 11th straight success on their own patch, so the short odds about a home victory are justified.

However, there looks a decent chance that Fulham are growing into the season after a poor finish to the last campaign.

A 1-0 victory at Everton in their first game may not seem that impressive as the Toffees have yet to find the net this season, but they recovered well from a 3-0 reverse to Brentford by battling to earn a 2-2 draw at Arsenal with ten men.

Marco Silva’s team followed that with a victory on penalties against Tottenham in the League Cup on Tuesday and that should have boosted their confidence further for a match which looks their most difficult of the entire season.

Despite City’s great home form, they have kept just five clean sheets in their last 15 home league games and there is scope for Fulham netting, just as they did on their visit last season.

City may not run away with things

While they are capable of scoring, Fulham’s priority will have to be to keep things tight at the back, which should be aided by Tim Ream’s return from suspension.

They will be mindful that while City cruised to a 3-0 success in their opener at Burnley, they have not really been firing on all cylinders and they missed plenty of opportunities before securing the points against the Blades last week.

The Citizens scored a single goal against both Arsenal in the Community Shield and Sevilla in the Super Cup, so worryingly for the rest of the Premier League, they met yet to have found top gear.

Fulham will feel they have a chance if they can keep things tight early on and with City still coping with Kevin De Bruyne’s absence through injury, the home side may not go goal crazy, so a 2-1 home win looks a sensible correct-score prediction.

Rodri can be a goal threat for Citizens

Rodri is hailed as one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League, but the Spaniard is chipping in with goals too and looks a decent bet to get on the scoresheet once more against the Cottagers.

He scored the goal that brought City their Champions league triumph against Inter in Istanbul and he has already been among the goals this season, scoring in the victory at Burnley and the winner in last week’s win at Bramall Lane.

Rodri had five shots last week, two of which were on target, and four at Turf Moor so he is not afraid to try his luck, which is something that should not be lost on anytime-goalscorer punters.

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