English Premier League
Fulham vs Manchester United
Betting Preview by Johnbolton
Saturday, 9 February 2019 – Kick Off: 1:30pm
Fulham continue their fight to avoid the drop when they host in-form Manchester United in this weekend’s English Premier League Saturday early kick off. They face an uphill task in their bid to retain their premier league status, their form has been patchy at best since the appointment of Claudio Ranieri, and time seems to be running out for the London club. They lie 7 points from safety after a 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace last time out, they are stuck on 19th on the log and 5 points behind 18th placed Cardiff City. Fulham have lost five of their last six matches in all competitions. They did won their last home match though, they had lost back to back home games before they recovered to beat Brighton 4 – 2 having gone 2 behind.
The concern for Fulham have to be about conceding at least two goals in their last 5 matches in the league.
Manchester United travel to Fulham looking to continue their impressive form since the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United have won nine of their 10 matches in all competitions, and 7 of their last 8 matches in the Premier League.
They will want to mount pressure on top four rivals Chelsea and Arsenal, it’s an opportunity for United to temporary go 4th on the table with a win here, with 4th placed Chelsea traveling to defending Champions Manchester City on Sunday. Manchester United face an incredibly difficult run of games in the coming weeks and it is important they start with a win. With the midweek match against PSG in mind, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might want to shuffle his pack.
United are clear favourites but cannot afford to look past Fulham as there are no easy games in the Premier League, especially as the season draws to a close. With few changes expected, this could be a closely fought match.
Both teams Score.
Fulham 1 – 2 Manchester United