Saturday 9 February, kick-off 12.30pm
Craven Cottage – Premier League
This Fulham vs Man United prediction sees Ole Gunnar Solskjaer take his rejuvenated Red Devils to Craven Cottage on Saturday. United can move into fourth place with a win, while Fulham are now seven points from safety, so it’s a huge Premier League preview for both clubs.
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Fulham have conceded a league-high 55 goals this season, nine more than any other team. United meanwhile have kept a clean sheet in their last three Premier League away games, against Newcastle, Tottenham and Leicester. You can bet against both teams scoring at 8/13 with 888sport, while United are 43/20 with the same bookmaker to win to nil in your free football betting tips. Our football prediction for this weekend’s game is a 2-0 away win and it’s priced at 9/1.
Man United to win to nil
Marcus Rashford became the youngest United player since Ryan Giggs to reach 100 league appearances for the club. The 21-year-old has scored more goals in all competitions than any other player since his debut. That includes the opener in United’s last two away games in the Premier League. Rashford is 5/1 with Betfair to make that three in a row, and 13/10 with the same bookie in the anytime market. He is 37/1 to score first in a 2-0 United win, again with Betfair.
Marcus Rashford to score first
United have won on their last three trips to Craven Cottage. They kicked off that sequence with a resounding 5-0 victory back in December 2011, and are 60/1 with Betfair to repeat it in your football score predictions for this game. United have already scored five away from home under Solskjaer, against the team one place above Fulham, Cardiff City. If you add Rashford as the first scorer, those odds rise to a massive 267/1.
Man United to win 5-0
What’s the story with Fulham vs Man United?
Is Fulham vs Man United on TV? Yes, it’s being shown live on Sky Sports.
What happened last time? United blew Fulham away in the first half when the teams met at Old Trafford in December. Ashley Young, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku put the Reds 3-0 up at the break. Aboubakar Kamara pulled one back from the penalty spot, but Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa was sent off moments later. Marcus Rashford restored the home team’s three-goal lead in the final 10 minutes.
What are the Fulham vs Man United odds? Hosts Fulham are 9/2 in your Premier League predictions, while Manchester United are the 4/6 favourites. The draw’s 16/5 with William Hill, where you can claim £30 in free bets when you sign up here.
Remember that time…Fulham last beat United? It was a convincing 3-0 win at Craven Cottage in December 2009, and actually gave the Whites back-to-back victories over Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.
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Last six: LLLLWL
German forward Andre Schurrle is a doubt for these Fulham vs Man United predictions with a knock. He’d be a big miss for Claudio Ranieri if he doesn’t make it. Zambo Anguissa is also a doubt despite returning to training last week. Cyrus Christie is expected to miss out, while Alfie Mawson will be sidelined until around mid-March. Goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli looks set to miss the rest of the season due to knee surgery.
Last six: WWWWDW
Marcos Rojo is the only player unavailable for the away team through injury. The Argentinian defender is back outside running, so he’s nearing a return to full fitness. Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly will hope to continue at centre-back here after United secured their first clean sheet in four games against Leicester last weekend. United boss Solskjaer is likely to bring Anthony Martial back into the starting XI at the expense of Alexis Sanchez.
Fulham vs Man United prediction, preview and betting tips
Time is running out for Fulham. The teams above them are picking up points and they’re staring at an immediate return to the Championship. Hardly what Whites fans were expecting after significant investment in the summer. Manchester United haven’t exactly had the season they were expecting either, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is aiming to keep a good thing going in these football predictions.
Every time it looks as though Fulham are going to get their act together, they go and lose again. They stormed back from two goals down against Brighton last week to win 4-2, but followed it up with a limp performance at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Cottagers’ 2-0 loss saw them become the first top-flight team to ever lose eight consecutive London derbies. They’ve got another one coming after this too. Ranieri’s side are second from bottom, five points behind Cardiff City in 18th and two more off the three teams above the Bluebirds.
It’s tough to see the home team’s fortunes improving much in this Fulham v Man United prediction. The Red Devils have won nine of their 10 games since Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho. Players are competing for places, energy levels are up, and smiles have returned to faces.
United’s interim boss has put himself in the frame for the full-time role, and not just because of the improved atmosphere. The Norwegian has shown his tactical astuteness on a number of occasions, and did so once again when he set up his team to defend deep against Leicester City on Sunday. That nullified the pace of Jamie Vardy and helped to contain the Foxes’ threat on the counter.
It was a solid response from United after failing to win for the first time under Solskjaer at home to Burnley last week. The Reds have now won five successive away games in all competitions, the first time they’ve done that since Ferguson’s last season in charge. United are now above Arsenal in the table, and only two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who are away at Manchester City on Sunday.
The Old Trafford outfit also have a strong record against their opponents this weekend. United are unbeaten in their last 11 games against the Cottagers, winning nine of those. These Fulham vs Man United betting tips give the visitors the chance to really stake their claim for a spot in the top four. We fancy them to execute another Solskjaer plan successfully, with a United win and over 2.5 goals bet priced at 13/10 with Betfair.
Fulham vs Man United first goalscorer predictions
Aleksandar Mitrovic bagged a brace in Fulham’s last home game. The Serbia striker is going to be the key to his team’s fate in the coming weeks and months. He’s 13/2 to make a key contribution to this game by breaking the deadlock. Paul Pobga has six goals and five assists since Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford. No United player has scored more goals in the Premier League this season than the Frenchman’s nine. He’s revelling in the freedom Solskjaer’s given him, and United’s penalty taker has first goalscorer odds of 6/1 on Saturday.
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Although he loves the fact that he shares his name with his favourite player of all time, Jon wishes he had half the talent of former Manchester United maestro Paul. Instead, Jon has turned to writing about the game he loves, and is superstitious about never backing his team, United, when it comes to his weekly bets.