KO: Sat, 05.12 @ 20:30 PM IST
Saturday,05.12, on the 11th Premier League round, Machester City will face Fulham on Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
City still can not count on Aguero for a long time, so Sterling, De Bruyne, Jesus and Mahrez remain Pep Guardiola’s most dangerous players. Growing in form, Fulham are coming to the match without Kongolo, Onomah and Tete.
Even if there is a big difference in value between the two teams, the ranking does not really indicate that. The “citizens” are on the 11th place (goal average 15-11), with 15 points, while Fulham is on the 17th place (goal average 11-19), with 7 points. City alternates good matches with the least inspired, but there is one thing in common between these games: solid defense. Apart from the defeat at Tottenham (0-2), decided by small details and moments, City has a good series of results: 1-1 with Liverpool, 1-0 with Olympiacos, 5-0 with Burnley and 0-0 with FC Porto, on Dragao. The confidence of the white-and-blue defenders is growing from game to game and Guardiola applauded that.
At home, Manchester City should put high pressure on Fulham from the start, and the quality of the team prepared by Pep Guardiola should make the difference. Fulham will be in a 4-5-1 defense, with Mitrovic at the forefront, but the black and whites will rely more on counterattacks and fixed phases. Despite less brilliant performances this season, Manchester City remains a very difficult opponent, who can make a show on the weekend.
Prediction: Manchester City to win