Premier League Match Preview: Manchester United vs Fulham

Manchester United twice came from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to Arsenal on Wednesday night. The Red Devils start the weekend in eighth and eight points adrift of the top four.

Claudio Ranieri’s record after three matches in charge of Fulham is one win, one defeat and one draw. They are still bottom of the Premier League but only a point adrift of safety.

This is the first Premier League meeting between the two sides at Old Trafford in four years. Fulham haven’t beaten United since 2009 and you have to go back to 2003 to find the last time they won at the Theatre of Dreams.

Team News

Manchester United- Ashley Young served his one-game ban in midweek and will surely return to the starting XI to provide Jose Mourinho with some fresh legs.

Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba were only named as substitutes against Arsenal on Wednesday and could also star here. Place bet on LIVE MATCHES 24/7 ON Naijabet

Anthony Martial picked up a knock in the second half of Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal but Mourinho believes the Frenchman has avoided a serious injury. He may not be risked here, nonetheless.

Marcos Rojo made his first appearance of the season in midweek, while Eric Bailly also started his first United game since the start of October. Chris Smalling played through the pain against Arsenal.

Luke Shaw and Phil Jones missed out against the Gunners and remain doubts for the home side. Antonio Valencia is an option at right-back, though Diogo Dalot impressed on his full Premier League debut

Fulham- Timothy Fosu-Mensah is ineligible to face his parent club, though has dropped out of favour since Claudio Ranieri’s arrival at the club.

Floyd Ayite and Kevin McDonald are the only other concerns for the Cottagers, though neither would have started at Old Trafford.

Aboubakar Kamara scored on his third league start of the season in midweek and will hope to be rewarded with another place in the starting XI on Saturday.

Calum Chambers has emerged as a key player for Ranieri in midfield and is expected to retain his place in the team here.

Tom Cairney will hope to earn a recall to the starting XI after dropping to the bench in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Leicester.

Match Facts

Man Utd are undefeated in 35 of their last 38 home matches in Premier League.

Fulham has lost their last 6 away matches (Premier League).

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Man Utd’s last 9 Premier League games .

Man Utd has been drawing at both half time and full time in their last 3 matches (Premier League).

Man Utd are undefeated in their last 12 home matches against Fulham in all competitions.

Fulham has been losing at both half time and full time in their last 3 away matches in Premier League.

Fulham has failed to score in 5 of their last 6 away matches (Premier League).

Fulham has conceded at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 away matches (Premier League).

Man Utd has seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 home matches against Fulham in all competitions.

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Fulham’s last 3 away games (Premier League).

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As at the time this post Manchester United has 1.36 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Fulham has 9.67 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 5.53.

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