Ace Football previews the match between the Red Devils and the Cottagers who will meet in the Premier League’s 37th round this Tuesday. Can Manchester United finally secure 2nd place in the table?
The top end of the table meets the bottom end as Manchester United prepare to face off against Fulham who are getting relegated from the Premier League. Placed 2nd in the table, Manchester United have amassed 70 points after 36 matches. With only 27 points, Fulham are ranked in 18th place with as many matches as the home side.
Four straight defeats have put a serious dampener on the mood around Fulham. They could be in for another rout against Manchester United.
Manchester United continue to look somewhat blunt
The Red Devils go into this encounter on the back of some poor performances in the league. In their last 3 matches, Manchester United claimed a 3-1 win against Aston Villa, followed by a 2-1 defeat against Leicester. Their most recent match brought a 4-2 defeat against Liverpool.
On the other hand, The Red Devils have been majestic at home with 4 wins from their last 6 matches since April. It looks like another victory at Old Trafford is likely coming this Tuesday.
Trouble looms for Fulham
Following a string of disappointments in the league Fulham will certainly be hoping to do better this week. In their previous 3 matches, Fulham were hammered by Chelsea in a 2-0 defeat and went on to a 2-0 defeat against Burnley. Their latest match served up a 3-1 defeat against Southampton.
With a string of poor on the road performances this season – 1 win and 3 defeats in the last 6 matches, Fulham will be looking to avoid getting hammered on Tuesday.
Manchester United vs Fulham: H2H comparison
Manchester United look to extend superior advantage:
The last time the pair played each other in the Premier League, The Red Devils grabbed all 3 points in a 2-1 win. Occasionally fans have to endure a low scoring encounter, but generally, their matches tend to be entertaining clashes with 7 of the previous 10 going over 2.5 goals. In 10 matches between the clubs, The Red Devils have been the dominant force winning 9 times in 10 matches against Fulham in the Premier League.
Stats and facts for Manchester United and Fulham.
The facts listed below are calculated based on the Premier League performances:
- Manchester United scored the last 12 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Manchester United’s last 6 of 8 matches;
- Manchester United scored in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Manchester United’s last 4 of 6 matches.
- Fulham has lost the last 3 matches in a row;
- Fulham did not win the last 8 matches in a row;
- Fulham did not win the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Fulham has lost in the last 7 of 8 matches.
According to bookmakers, Manchester United have a 75% chance of beating Fulham. That equals odds of 1.33 on Manchester United to win, while the draw sits at 5.50. Placing a bet on the away win for Fulham returns you odds of 9.00.