Premier League – Season Continues – Fulham v Manchester United on Match-day 16
It’s a clash of ninth vs fifth, as Fulham host Man U at Craven Cottage.
Fulham have 19 points to their name, going into this tie
Manchester City were beaten 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium, the last time that Fulham played.
Also, Fulham will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose one game this Premier League season. With a ninth position in the league and 5 wins, 5 losses and 4 draws, they currently have 19 points in the League having won five fixtures, drawn four meetings, and lost five games.
Fulham have won three fixtures, drawn three meetings, and lost one game of their seven League matches at home this season.
A win in this fixture would take Fulham’s points to 22 in the League.
Good Attacking Performance
Fulham will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (23). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Aleksandar Mitrovic (9), Bobby Reid (3), and Harrison Reed (2). Fulham have shown a poor defensive performance so far, having conceded 24 goals in their previous matches.
Fulham are missing five players through injury or illness. This will affect Marco Silva’s selection choices significantly.
Manchester United’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 23 points this season
With two wins in a row under his belt, Erik ten Hag takes his Man U team into this game full of confidence, and hopeful of another successive victory.
Also, Man U keep finding ways to win, having secured seven victories in their last 11 matches is astonishing this season. With 23 points, they currently sit fifth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 7 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws having won seven games, drawn two meetings, and lost four matches.
Man U’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Fulham. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three games, drawn one game, and lost three fixtures.
Victory for Manchester United would take their points tally to 26 so far this season.
It is likely that seven key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Erik ten Hag and his Man U team.
Fulham v Manchester United – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Man U with a greater number of wins. In the last 33 meetings, they have enjoyed 24 victories, to Fulham’s three victories. Additionally, Man U have left Fulham with a win on thirteen out of 17 games. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.
Other players of note for Fulham are Aleksandar Mitrovic and Bobby Reid with nine goals each and for Man U are Marcus Rashford and Antony with four goals both.