Two points off the top of the Premier League, defending champions Manchester City can take the lead with a victory over Fulham on Saturday.
That stay could be short-lived, however, as league leaders Arsenal could potentially regain that lead the next day when the Gunners travel to face Chelsea in a London derby.
Pep Guardiola City’s side have lost just two of the 19 competitive matches they have played so far this season and both have come against Liverpool. They look as strong as ever with the emergence of summer signing Erling Haaland, who has missed the last two games with a foot injury. But the Norwegian striker has returned to training this week and it remains to be seen if he will play a role against Fulham.
The visiting Cottagers sit in seventh place after a surprisingly strong 5W-4L-4D start to the campaign, and only five other Premier League clubs have scored more goals so far. Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has nine of Fulham’s 22 goals, ranking him third in the league’s top scorer chart led by Haaland.
Manager Marco Silva has promised the visitors will go on the attack. “We have to attack them” he said in his pre-match press conference. “If you don’t attack them, if you don’t try to score, your chances of getting a good result will be really low.”
Man City vs Fulham live score
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Man City have planned the starting line-up (4-3-3, right to left): 31-Ederson (GK) – 5-Stones, 3-Dias, 6-Ake, 7-Cancelo – 17-De Bruyne, 16-Rodri, 20-Silva – 47-Foden, 19-Alvarez, 10-Grealish
Fulham projected the starting line-up (4-2-3-1, right to left): 17-Leno (GK) — 27-Mbabu, 31-Diop, 13-Ream, 33-Robinson — 6-Reed, 26-Palhinha — 8-Wilson, 18-Pereira, 20-Willian — 9-Mitrovic
Man City vs Fulham live updates, Premier League highlights
5 hours after kick-off: Pep Guardiola is taking to the high road after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s comments about his ego. There is certainly no love lost from their time together at Barcelona.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Pep Guardiola’s ego will hamper Erling Haaland’s ability at Manchester City.
—Mike Minay (@MikeMinay) November 4, 2022
Man City vs Fulham Live TV Channel
The game kicks off at 3:00 p.m. local time from the Etihad Stadium in Manchester with light rain showers expected.
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|Canada||Sat 5 Nov||11:00 a.m. EDT||—||fuboTV Canada|
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|India||Sat 5 Nov||8:30 p.m. IST||Selection of star sports||JioTV, Hotstar VIP|
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|New Zealand||Sun 6 Nov||04:00 NZDT|| Sky Sports 2 Reviews
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UK: The match will not be televised or streamed in the UK due to Saturday 3pm blackout restrictions.
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Man City line-ups vs Fulham
Will be Haaland to play against Fulham? That’s the big question in the build-up, although it’s hard to see him making more than one appearance after two days of training and a 10-day spell on the sidelines with a foot injury.
Guardiola kept his squad fresh in midweek, resting several regulars for the Champions League win over Sevilla, and the Citizens are also boosted by the defender’s return Manuel Akanji. But Kalvin Phillips (out of 11 games since September 14), and Kyle Walker (in nine matches since October 2) have been out for several weeks with shoulder and groin injuries, respectively.
Man City have planned the starting line-up (4-3-3, right to left): 31-Ederson (GK) — 5-John Stones, 3-Ruben Dias, 6-Nathan Ake, 7-Joao Cancelo — 17-Kevin De Bruyne, 16-Rodri, 20-Bernardo Silva — 47-Phil Foden, 19-Julian Alvarez, 10-Jack Grealish
Submarines projected by Man City: 18-Stefan Ortega (GK), 33-Scott Carson (GK), 97-Josh Wilson-Esbrand, 82-Rico Lewis, 25-Manuel Akanji, 14-Aymeric Laporte, 21-Sergio Gomez, 8-Ilkay Gundogan, 80- Cole Palmer, 26-Riyad Mahrez, 9-Erling Haaland
Fulham suffered a major injury as a winger Neeskens Kebano succumbed to an Achilles tendon injury in training and will be out for months. It will be Daniel James Where Harry Wilson to replace him, with James likely to fill the spark striker role on the bench.
Back right Bobby Reid is suspended for accumulating yellow cards, and Solomon Manor is also out long-term, but manager Marco Silva has Layvin Kurzawa back to training after a calf injury.
Fulham projected the starting line-up (4-2-3-1, right to left): 17-Bernd Leno (GK)—27-Kevin Mbabu, 31-Issa Diop, 13-Tim Ream, 33-Antonee Robinson—6-Harrison Reed, 26-Joao Palhinha—8-Harry Wilson, 18-Andreas Pereira, 20- Willian — 9-Aleksandar Mitrovic
Submarines projected by Fulham: 1-Marek Rodak (GK), 2-Kenny Tete, 3-Layvin Kurzawa, 31-Issa Diop, 4-Tosin Adarabioyo, 5-Shane Duffy, 38-Luke Bernard Harris, 25-Josh Onomah, 10-Tom Cairney, 21 -Daniel James, 30-Carlos Vinicius
Man City vs Fulham odds, prediction
With Manchester City such big home favorites and plenty of goals expected in the match depending on the odds, it’s hard to find a sufficiently attractive betting angle for this game. Even Man City striker Julian Alvarez to score a goal is given as a fatality (-165 goalscorer at any time).
Fulham have conceded plenty of goals on their travels so far in 2022/23 with 13 scored in just seven away matches in all competitions. That’s almost a two goals per game clip as the defensive side of the ball continue to be their Achilles heel despite two shutouts against Wolves and Everton. Man City are several rungs above the sides they conceded against, and there’s every chance the Citizens can score and win every half.
- Take: Manchester City winner of both halves (-115)
- Prediction: Manchester City 3, Fulham 0
|Manchester City victory||-750||1.10||1/11||1.12|
|Fulham victory||+1800||6:00 p.m.||1/20||5:00 p.m.|
|Over/Under 2.5 goals||-375 / +260||1.66 / 2.19
|2/9, 3/1||1.26 / 3.80|
|Both teams to score (Y/N)||-110 / -130||1.83 / 1.77||5/6, 5/6||1.91 / 1.83|
|Manchester City -2.5