Fulham vs Manchester City Preview

Fulham vs Manchester City Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | Premier League

Fulham vs Manchester City Preview

With the Premier League title in sight, Manchester City travel to Fulham for their upcoming important domestic clash at the weekend. The high-octane match is scheduled to kick-off the 37th matchday of the English top flight on 11th May, Saturday at 12:30 PM local time at Craven Cottage. Scroll down below to learn more about the Fulham vs Manchester City preview, prediction and betting tips.

Manchester City, the current champions of the Premier League, will head into the game against Fulham following a staggering 5-1 victory over Wolves last weekend. They are once again at the pole position to retain the title. They currently sit one point behind the league leaders Arsenal, with one game in hand. Another win at Fulham this weekend will send them to the top of the leaderboard, making them clear favorites to secure their fourth Premier League title in a row. 

The Cityzens are currently flying high, having savored victory in their last six league games and remaining unbeaten for the last 20 matches. Since their narrow 1-0 defeat at Villa Park, Guardiola’s boys have responded strongly, gaining the much-needed rhythm to emerge as the frontrunner in the English top division once again. After Fulham, only Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United stand in their way to the silverware. With Arsenal breathing down their necks at the top, City are expected to go all guns blazing at Craven Cottage this weekend and pull off another resounding victory. 

Fulham, on the other hand, has had an average season performance-wise, currently holding the 13th spot in the league table with 44 points in 36 games, while winning only 12 games in the process. They will enter the home game against Man City coming off a goalless draw at Brentford. After their 3-1 defeat against Liverpool at Craven Cottage, they will once again return to action at home to host the ‘favorites’ City, which is slated to be a formidable challenge for them given their recent performance.

If City win at Fulham, even then it won’t be enough for them to win the league, as they will only ascend to the summit by dethroning the Gunners. This means both Mikel Arteta and Guardiola will battle it out in the final match week of the Premier League this season. With title hopes of the Cityzens at stake, all eyes will be on Saturday’s clash at Fulham.

Fulham vs Manchester City Team News

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola will have the luxury of a fully-fit squad for the Fulham game. It’s a blessing for the Spanish coach to have all his top performers available in the business end of the season, a period when his side rarely make mistakes. Erling Haaland‘s return to form has brought smiles back to the English outfit, as the striker was out of touch for quite some time.

However, he has returned to scoring form with five goals in his last two games. Guardiola is expected to start the same starting XI that featured in the 5-1 victory against Wolves last weekend. However, there is a possibility of Jack Grealish starting ahead of Phil Foden on the left wing, and Ruben Dias might regain his place in defense.

Man City Predicted Playing XI: Ederson; Akanji, Ruben Dias, Walker, Gvardiol, Rodri, Kovacic, De Bruyne, B. Silva, Grealish, Haaland


Fulham manager Marco Silva will also have the luxury of using his squad at full strength, with no notable injuries reported in his camp. The only player who will miss out on the game against City at Craven Cottage is Harrison James Reed, due to an ankle injury sustained last month in a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace. The Cottagers are expected to adopt a 4-2-3-1 formation at home.

Fulham Predicted Playing XI: B. Leno; Castagne, I. Diop, Bassey, A. Robinson, Palhinha, Lukic, Willian, Pereira, Traore, Raul Jimenez

Fulham vs Manchester City Head-to-head Stats

The two English clubs have faced each other 35 times across all competitions to date. Manchester City have emerged victorious in 22 of these matches, while Fulham have won only 4 times, with the remaining four ending as draws. In their last contest, City secured a 5-1 victory over the Cottagers. 

Last 5 H2H Results

Man City 5-1 Fulham (2023, Premier League)

Fulham 1-2 Man City (2023, Premier League)

Man City 2-1 Fulham (2023, Premier League)

Man City 4-1 Fulham (2022, FA Cup)

Fulham 0-3 Man City (2021, Premier League)

Fulham vs Manchester City Prediction

As Fulham prepares for their home clash against Manchester City, manager Silva has hinted at an all-out effort from his team. While the Cottagers aim to disrupt City’s march towards the Premier League title, Arsenal will also be watching eagerly, hoping for a stumble from their title rivals on Saturday. However, Fulham’s recent two consecutive draws may have dampened their spirits ahead of facing the high-flying Man City, who have been dominant against every opponent of late.

Guardiola’s side, having suffered elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid, have now turned their full focus to securing the Premier League title for the 2023-24 season. A victory at Craven Cottage could see City leapfrog Arsenal to claim the top spot in the table. With both the league title and the FA Cup within reach, the Cityzens are displaying no signs of dropping points.

In their previous encounter, City comfortably defeated Fulham 5-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Guardiola and his team are expected to emerge victorious in Saturday’s away fixture, although Fulham may put up a spirited fight. However, the possibility of a draw cannot be entirely ruled out at this juncture.

Predicted Score: Fulham 1-3 Manchester City

Fulham vs Manchester City Betting Tips & Odds

Betting Tips

  • Man City to beat Fulham
  • Both teams to score – yes
  • Goals under 2.5 – yes


  • Fulham: 2.18
  • Draw: 1.72
  • Manchester City: 2.96 (Subject to change)

Fulham vs Manchester City Schedule & Telecast Details

  • Venue: Craven Cottage 
  • Date & Time: Saturday, 11th May, 12:30 PM (GMT)
  • India: Disney+ Hotstar, Star Sports Network
  • UK: BBC, TNT Sports
  • USA: NBC Sports

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