Manchester City – Fulham SOCCER PICKS
Manchester City and Fulham meet at Etihad Stadium, in a match for the 5th round of the Premier League. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 22-03-2014, in a match that ended with the final score: Manchester City (5-0) Fulham. Attention to the home factor, since Manchester City usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
After 3 wins and 1 draw, the home team is currently in the 4 th position, with 10 points won. In the last match, they have won at home against Newcastle United by (2-1), after in the previous match they have tied (1-1) an away match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses at their stadium. Manchester United has won 4, tied 1 and lost 5 of the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, he does not lose 4 games. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 40 of the last 55 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals.
Manchester City is a club that throughout its history has won five Premier League titles, plus five FA Cup titles and one European Cup Winners’ Cup, in 1969/70. Last season, the team made an almost perfect campaign in the national championship, conquering 100 points and guaranteeing the Premier League title with a wide advantage over the second-placed team, in addition to the direct qualification for the group stage of the Liga de Champions In the last five games that Manchester City played in their stadium, counting only games for the national competition, four scored more than 2.5 goals. We believe that in this match Manchester City will play another game with many goals, as it kept the best strikers, who scored more than 100 goals in the last season.
After 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses, the visiting team is currently in the 13 th position, with 4 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Burnley, by (4-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Brighton & Hove Albion, by (2-2). This is a team that shows similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, as in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Fulham has won 4, tied 1 and lost 5. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have suffered goals in the last 4 matches, but their attack has scored regularity, as they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition.
Fulham is a club that has never won a title in the Barclays Premier League, but has two titles in the Championship (2nd Division), as well as other titles in lower divisions. In the season of 2017/18, Fulham played the Championship and was the great champion of the season, thus conquering access to the elite of English football. Now, in the 2018/19 season of the Premier League, Fulham played four games, in which they lost two, won one and tied another, in this same order. An important observation is that all four of his matches had at least 2 goals and three of them had more than 3.5 goals. Now, Fulham will visit Manchester City, a very offensive team and we will probably have a game with several goals again.