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Fulham vs Manchester United prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Jack Rathborn
·3-min read
Paul Pogba (Manchester United via Getty Imag)
Paul Pogba (Manchester United via Getty Imag)

Manchester United travel to London to take on Fulham off the back of their stalemate with champions Liverpool on Sunday, which kept them top of the Premier League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will know that three points here are required to ensure the draw at Anfield is a valuable result, while Scott Parker’s side are looking to bounce back after defeat to local rivals Chelsea.

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The red card for Antonee Robinson before half-time arguably cost the Cottagers a chance at victory, though Parker was proud at how his side battled, ultimately falling to a Mason Mount goal in the second half.

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"We've done remarkably well considering where we were at the start of the season," said Parker. "We were probably the laughing stock in terms of how people were portraying us - never was that the case in-house. We've done remarkably well to be fighting and punching away like we are - not just with determination and grit, but with a real style about us.

"It's clear that you can see a real drastic improvement in our overall game. There was a narrative around us at the start of this season and that narrative was probably helped by the previous time we were in this division. We lost two games by more than two goals, that narrative was instantly in people's heads, 'Oh look, it's the same Fulham'.

“I just think people were blurred a little bit by the last time we were here. I can understand why. It was certainly an area we needed to address.”

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match:

When is the match?

The game takes place on Wednesday, 20 January and kicks off at 20:15 GMT.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. The game can also be streamed via the BT Sport app and desktop website. Coverage begins at 8pm GMT, following the conclusion of Man City vs Aston Villa.

United held Liverpool at AnfieldGetty
United held Liverpool at AnfieldGetty

Official line-ups

Fulham: Areola; Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; Bryan, Reed, Zambo Anguissa, Tete; Loftus-Cheek, Lookman; Cavaleiro

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Martial; Cavani

Odds

Fulham - 5/1

Draw - 10/3

Manchester United - 1 / 2

Prediction

United picked up a valuable point at the champions last time out, but that result is only useful if they back it up with a victory here. Fulham’s promising run of five successive draws came to an end against Chelsea, but Scott Parker’s side battled hard there, and I expect them to do so once again, despite a couple of key losses through suspension. Ultimately we’ll lean towards United’s match-winners grinding out the three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer though, perhaps with the winner coming in the final 15-20 minutes or so with plenty of firepower off the bench to take advantage of any tired Fulham legs. Fulham 1-2 Man United.

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