Game Week 34 Predictions: Manchester City to hammer Fulham - Premier League preview, Betting tips, Team news
Fulham vs. Manchester CityCraven Cottage2:00pm
The Premier League title advantage sits with Manchester City again, and you can sense it; it’s not going anywhere else at this point with just six games left to play for the champions.
Pep Guardiola’s side hammered Arsenal on Wednesday to end the Gunners’ run, and a win at Craven Cottage won’t only take them to the top; it will also confirm Arsenal’s worst fear that the Cityzens aren’t going to let this slip again.
Fulham will not be mentioned when relegation favourites are mentioned this season, and that leaves us with nothing but praise for the Portuguese manager Marco Silva for his great work at Fulham since taking over.
Tenth on the log, mathematically saved from relegation as Nottingham Forest, in 17th, has played 34 games and only has twelve points to fight for.
Is there anyone saying Fulham can’t consider a place in Europe as things stand?
Everyone expects City to win here, and the only set of fans that would expect otherwise would be the loudest at the stadium, as the fans of the Lilywhites won’t stop drumming support for their side in the sunshine on Sunday.
The city can afford to rotate, but momentum is key. It’s up to the manager to tweak formations, as he typically sets up differently on certain days.
The magic that beat Arsenal’s press and reshaped it to free up Kevin De Bruyne might be overkill for Fulham.
Expect the likes of Jack Grealish and Phil Foden to drive conversations on the pitch.
Rodri could be rested for a place in the line-up for former Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips. Nathan Ake is back in training and could return to the back line.
Fulham will not be able to call on Aleksander Mitrovic as he continues to serve his long-term ban.
But Willian could be back, and Manchester City might need to pay attention to Paulinha in the middle of the park with his combative style.