Fulham vs. Manchester City – EPL, March 13, 2021

| March 12, 2021 5:41 am PDT

Fulham has not moved a single position in the league table since the middle of December but there is a new sense of belief at Craven Cottage now that all that will change soon.

But facing the champions-elect on Saturday is not really the ideal fixture for Scott Parker. The revival may have to be put on hold – but could Fulham stage another surprise performance?

Fulham vs. Manchester City Odds

Fulham to Win+810
The Draw+365
Manchester City to Win-278

For all the improvement Fulham has shown in the last few months, it has still only won five games this season. There has been a good number of draws though, so risk-taking bettors might be interested in BetOnline’s price for the stalemate here. The away win is surely the sensible way to go here though.

Fulham vs. Manchester City Match Preview

Fulham has been steadily improving for weeks now, but the 1-0 win against the champions – at Anfield – last weekend has to be the performance of the season so far for the Cottagers. The fact that the victory was fully deserved, albeit against a weakened Liverpool, makes the three-point haul even better. But there is still a lot of work to be done.

If Scott Parker is being completely honest with himself, I imagine he doesn’t actually believe that his side can follow up that incredible win against Liverpool with another against Manchester City. But, as long as the same kind of spirit is shown, there will always be a chance – and there will be easier games ahead.

There shouldn’t really be any way that Manchester City has much trouble going to Craven Cottage and coming away with all three points. Pep Guardiola’s side showed its own levels of determination by coming back from the local derby defeat at the weekend and beating Southampton on Wednesday.

Although City beat the Saints 5-2, there were still a lot of defensive lapses from the home side. Luckily Southampton continued to make mistakes of its own throughout, but Guardiola will hope that his own team step up again on Saturday. Another win in London will bring the title that little bit closer.

Fulham vs. Manchester City Prediction and Pick

Pick
  • Manchester City to Win
    -278

The way that Fulham is playing at the moment will give some people the confidence to take the attractive-looking home win odds. But Manchester City has lost just three games all season and the defeat to United last weekend was the first in the Premier League since the end of November. It has also won every single game it has played in 2021. I fully expect there to be another victory celebrated on Saturday.

Dan Roberts
Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts is an experienced freelance writer specialising in sports and sports betting. He is particularly knowledgeable about world soccer, but also writes about football, basketball and cricket.

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