Manchester United v Fulham Prediction & Betting Tips, 8th December 20186th December 2018 / lee
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The Red Devils stay at home for their weekend fixture after having hosted Arsenal in midweek. They get a somewhat easier looking home game as they face up to Fulham on Saturday. Will the Red Devils be able to piece things together to beat a side with the worst defensive record in the league? Fulham still have a long way to go to ease any relegation concerns. Read our Manchester United v Fulham betting tips for more.
Manchester United v Fulham Betting Odds*
Manchester United 2/7
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 7:41 p.m.)
Manchester United News and Form
Manchester United earned a 2-2 home draw against Arsenal in midweek. Twice the Red Devils had to fight back from behind to get that result. That is three drawn matches in a row for United in the league, the last two being 2-2 draws. They are winless in four league outings (D3 L1). Overall this season at home in the league United are W3 D3 L1. They have drawn their last two at Old Trafford (Crystal Palace v Arsenal). In their seven home games, United have come up with just the ten goals. Still, 71% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. They have conceded 70% of their goals at home in the second half of games.
There has been just one home clean sheet from Manchester United this season. Both teams have scored in 71% of fixtures at Old Trafford in the EPL this term. 70% of the home goals they have conceded have been after the halftime break. United have scored first in just three of their home fixtures this season. The Devils have conceded the first goal in four of their last five league games now. They have also shipped at least two goals in their last two outings as well. Just to sum up their defensive difficulties, only the current bottom five have conceded more goals than United have done this term.
Manchester United v Fulham Head to Head
The Red Devils were held to a 2-2 draw in their last EPL home game against Fulham
This will be the first meeting since the 2013/14 EPL season
Manchester United have won six of the last seven EPL games against Fulham
The Cottagers have lost nine of their last ten visits to Old Trafford in the EPL
Fulham News and Form
The Cottagers picked up point in a 1-1 home draw with Leicester in midweek. Since Claudio Ranieri came in to replace Slavisa Jokanovic, the Cottagers are W1 D1 L1 with all the points in that sequence having been earned at home. Fulham are still looking for their first away win of this season in the top flight having gone D1 L7. They suffered a 2-0 loss at Chelsea in their last away game in a West London derby last weekend. They have lost all five game away against sides currently in the top six. In total, they have only come up with five away goals.
They have conceded 20 goals in eight league away games, an average of 2.5 goals per game against them. 62% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals this season, but there has been a shift because each of their last three away games have ended under the 2.5 goal line. Both teams have scored in just 38% of Fulham’s away games. The Cottagers have been trailing at the half time break in all but three of their eight away games this season. They are still on the hunt for their first clean sheet of the season (home and away combined). The Cottagers have the joint-worst away record this season in the top- flight. No team has conceded more league goals than Fulham have this season.
Manchester United v Fulham Tips & Odds
Both teams to score at 10/11
Manchester United to win & Both Teams To Score at 7/4
Over 2.5 goals at 8/15
* (betting odds taken on December 5th, 2018 at 5:41 pm)
Who will win – Manchester United v Fulham Predictions
It is hard to have a lot of confidence in Man Utd taking a clean sheet. So the most sensible option that we can see is Manchester United to win & both teams to score. That fits nicely with the Red Devils who are still looking unconvincing.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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