Manchester City v Fulham: Premier League Action on Match-day 15

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Next Saturday at 3:00pm GMT, on matchday 15 of the Premier League, we will see Man City play Fulham at the Etihad Stadium.

Man City will face Fulham with a difference of League position of five places. They will be second in the League when they welcome seventh placed Fulham.

Manchester City have so far accrued 29 points in this season of the Premier League

Man City will have doubtless licked their wounds, following their recent defeat to Leicester City at King Power Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s men will hope that is enough to deliver a positive result in this match.

Also, Man City keep finding ways to win, having secured nine victories in their last 12 games is astonishing this season, a form has placed them in clear contention for Champion’s League qualification. Their position is second in the League and they have 29 points, that is, 9W, 1L and 2D having won nine fixtures, drawn two meetings, and lost one game.

Playing at home, Man City have won six matches.

A win in this fixture would take Manchester City’s points to 32 in the League.

A solid defensive team

So far, Man City’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded 11 goals. Man City are currently one of the best goal scoring teams in the Premier League, having so far netted 37 (35 from open play and two penalties). Their stand out attacking players have been Erling Haaland (17), Phil Foden (6), and Kevin De Bruyne (3).

Going into Saturday’s game, Pep Guardiola without four of his players, due to illness or injury.

This season’s Premier League campaign, has so far seen Fulham achieve 19 points

Fulham’s recent run of poor form will be worrying for manager Marco Silva, with a 0-0 draw to Everton in their last fixture, which followed a defeat to Leeds United. The Cottagers will be fired up for this next match, but mustn’t throw caution to the wind.

Also, Fulham keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three meetings is astonishing this season. With an seventh position in the league and 5 wins, 4 losses and 4 draws, they currently have 19 points in the League having won five matches, drawn four games, and lost four fixtures.

Fulham’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Man City. In the 6 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two meetings, drawn one game, and lost three meetings.

Winning this fixture will see Fulham on 22 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Fulham have a good scoring record this season, with 22 netted so far (19 from open play and three penalties). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Aleksandar Mitrovic (9), Bobby Reid (3), and Harrison Reed (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Fulham so far, having conceded 22 goals in their last matches so far.

Fulham’s squad will likely be depleted of four of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.

Manchester City v Fulham – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels when these two rivals meet, the tendency of late has been for Man City to take all the points with 20 wins and 10 draws. Also, in five of the last eight meetings between these sides, the result has been a draw. The last time both teams met in this competition Manchester City secured a 4-1 home win.

Other standout players for Man City are Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne with six goals and three goals respectively and for Fulham are Aleksandar Mitrovic and Bobby Reid with nine goals each.