Fulham will face Manchester City at Craven Cottage, in London, at 32nd Round of English Premier League. Fulham against Manchester City is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in English Premier League. This round is very important fighting for positions in the league. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Fulham has 7 matches and 13 points left in Premier League to get out from the relegation zone. This plan is almost unrealistic since Fulham is losing to everybody this season and collected only 17 points in 31 matches. They called very interesting and strong players to reach season goals but failed and now team should be in a very bad mood. Most of the talented and skillful players will leave the club at the end of the season and team should prove their self already in the English Championship.
Ryan Babel came to the club from Besiktas to play in highest League of England. However, now he should think one more time how to save his position in the top division. Moreover, talented players like Aleksandar Mitrovic, Andrea Schurrle, Ryan Sessegnon (linked to top English clubs), Michael Seri and others will definitely look up for new clubs after this season.
It’s hard to find strong sides of the club right now. Scott Mathew Parker came to club as a new Head Coach. Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to correct such a bad position of the team. They are really strong in attack, but defense is not giving any chance to save even winning results. Fulham has been losing at both halves in their last 7 matches in PL. Moreover, the Whites conceded at least 2 goals in their last 11 matches of Premier League. With the next opponent, they have absolutely different form and abilities.
Manchester City is standing absolutely in reverse position of Premier League. If Fulham is almost the weakest team in standings, Manchester City is almost strongest. They are taking 2nd place in PL and showing they worth to be the best ones according to their last form. Most of the squad played for their National teams. In addition, they have reserved 1 game, and 2 points difference with Liverpool. Every game now is decisive in the highest English league, so City should take all chances to be on the top.
Manchester City has a very strong and talented squad. Moreover, almost every player is a leader in the national squad. Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero are the goal scoring leaders this year with combined 33 goals. Aguero is a top striker in PL with 18 goals and 6 assists.
The Sky Blues are extremely strong this year at finishing scoring chances, attacking down the wings, defending set pieces and creating long shot opportunities. However, even the strongest teams have their weaknesses. Citizens should improve at avoiding offside, protecting the lead and aerial. Very likely, that City will fully possess the game, attack, and control almost all time and play non-aggressive football.
Manchester City and Fulham met two times last year. Both times they played at Etihad stadium and Citizens saved clean sheet and won the match confidently. In total, Manchester has won every match since the year 2012. Every match has finished at least with 2 scored goals from Sky Blues. In the last 7 matches, City scored 21 goals, conceded only 3, and saved clean sheet 5 times.