Manchester City returns to Premier League action this week against Fulham. Pep Guardiola and Co. will travel to Craven Cottage on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 11:30 UTC in an attempt to clinch the crucial three points. The Cityzens are in no mood for drama as they look to close the one-point gap against leaders Arsenal. But the Cottagers are full of surprises and will try their best to squash the reigning champions’ dream to lift another PL title. 

Fulham’s performance this season has been moderate, as they currently sit in 13th place in the league table with 44 points from 36 games, having secured victory in only 12 matches thus far. They are coming into this fixture with a stalemate against Brentford. On the other hand, City is still buzzing with their enthralling 5-1 victory against Wolves, thanks to a goal show from Erling Haaland

Fulham vs Manchester City: Team news


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For Fulham, star midfielder Harrison Reed remains a doubt. He was absent in the last fixture against Brentford after sustaining a knock. However, the 29-year-old was seen taking part in the team’s training sessions and might be available at Marco Silva’s disposal. If not, then the Portuguese tactician can count on Sasa Lukic.

Interestingly, ex-Manchester City player Tosin Adarabioyo will remain absent from the squad to face his former side. He wasn’t included in the last two matches as well, allegedly due to the 26-year-old’s refusal to extend his stay at Craven Cottage. This may result in Adarabioyo parting ways with Fulham in the summer. 

Manchester City

On the other hand, Manchester City have no injury concerns and Pep Guardiola can count on a fully-fit squad for Saturday’s game. Ederson will take his place between the sticks after successfully recovering from his minor shoulder knock. Additionally, Ruben Dias and Phil Foden, who reportedly fell sick, are also fine now. 

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Even though Julian Alvarez is an man to allegedly start, Guardiola would like to retain in-form Erling Haaland, who coincidentally netted a hat-trick in the previous encounter against Fulham. 

Expected line-ups 

Fulham predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Leno; Castagne, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Palhinha, Lukic; Iwobi, Pereira, Willian; Muniz

Manchester City predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Ake, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Bernardo, De Bruyne, Foden; Haaland

The Cottagers vs Cityzens: Head-to-head stats 

Matches played: 30

Won by Manchester City: 22

Won by Fulham: 4

Draw: 4

Fulham vs Manchester City: Odds and prediction 


Fulham to win: 1/5

Draw: 6/1


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Man City to win: 12/1

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Although Fulham cannot be taken lightly on Saturday considering that they have already pulled off a few upsets this term, it is difficult to back against a fully-fit Man City side. Without a doubt, Pep Guardiola’s side will be eager to extend their superb unbeaten run in the PL to 21 matches. Hence, we reckon the score will be Fulham 1-4 Manchester City. 


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How to watch and live stream Fulham vs Manchester City? 

Fans in the United States can catch the action live on TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate. For live streaming, supporters can tune into the Discovery+ app.