Good bet! Manchester likes to score a lot of goals, but sometimes concedesFulham vs Manchester City Preview:
Possible starting lineups:
Areola; Tete, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; Decordova-Reid, Lemina, Reed, Lookman; Maja, Cavaleiro
Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
Relegation-threatened Fulham host the league leaders Manchester City at Craven Cottage on Saturday night. Fulham have 26 points and they are still in the drop zone. But now they are level on points with 17th-placed Brighton, albeit having played a game more. Just to mention, Fulham were 10 points adrift of 17th-placed club only a month ago. Anyway, the situation is still very complicate. It won't be easy to avoid the relegation, though the last results are good. They have just one defeat on the last seven league matches, and even that defeat was controversial. The Cottagers lost 1:0 to Tottenham two weeks ago. Josh Maja was the man controversially disallowed the equalizer in the match against the Spurs. The very next day, the global lawmakers IFAB changed the handball law, but that come too late for Scott Parker's men. Nevertheless, Fulham obtained a valuable victory against Liverpool in the last round. Mario Lemina's first-half strike was enough for a very important victory at Anfield. It was their second away triumph in the space of the month after beating the other Merseyside club Everton with 2:0 at Goodison Park. Fulham are defensively solid, conceding just two goals in seven games, but need some improvement in the attack. The atmosphere in the squad is good, particularly after the last victory against the reigning champions. Parker has most of his players available, only Marek Rodak and Tom Cairney remain sidelined. In fact, Parker has some "sweet problems" ahead of this match as Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Andre Zambo Anguissa are all pushing for a place in the starting eleven. Nevertheless,, it would be a huge surprise if he decide to drop any of those who started at Anfield.
Manchester City are big favorites in this match. Like on the every other match. The Citizens are leaders on the table with 68 points. They are in terrific form, winning 22 of the last 23 games across all competitions. They were clinical until the last weekend when lost 2:0 to Manchester United. It was a huge surprise, although it was a derby match between first and second on the table. The response to the defeat was very strong - City destroyed Southampton with 5:2 on Wednesday. Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez both scored braces, while Ilkay Gundogan also found the back of the net. De Bruyne like to play against the Saints, he is directly involved in 11 goals against Southampton, more than any other side. Gundogan should also be mentioned, this was his 10th league goal in 2021, He became the fourth player in Europe's top five leagues that reached double figures this year, after Robert Lewandowski (14), Lionel Messi (12) and Andre Silva (10). Manchester City have a 14-point advantage and only a miracle could prevent them to become champions. City are also successful in the Carabao Cup, they will play in the final against Tottenham. They are going well in the FA Cup too, but Guardiola's most wanted trophy is the Champions League. The Citizens are in good position to reach the quarter-finals after they beat the German side Borussia M'Gladbach with 2:0 in the first-leg match. The reverse fixture will be played on Tuesday, so Pep may decide to rest some of his key players. Nathan Ake has recovered and he is available for selection. That means Guardiola has a fully-fit squad for this match. According to me, that's a key reason for the success. While Liverpool heavily struggle, Guardiola has a luxury to rest his key players in the most intense period.
Fulham vs Manchester City Prediction:
Manchester City are on the way to become the first club to complete the quadruple. They are comfortable on the first place with 14-point advantage, but Guardiola won't allowed any relaxation. The Citizens will score, no doubt about that. The question is about Fulham, are they able to score? I think so. The players confidence are high after the victory against Liverpool. City have conceded four goals on the last two matches, so I expect Fulham to score at least once.
Fulham vs Manchester City Pick: Both teams to score - Yes @ 2.20 with Pinnacle
great prediction here, Liverpool is in big crisis at the moment, and they might end up missing even the europa league next season by the looks of things! thank you for such a detailed preview.Wolverhampton vs Liverpool Preview:
Possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny; Neto, Silva, Traore
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Jota, Mane
Wolverhampton host the reigning champions Liverpool at Molineux on Monday night. Wolves have 35 points and they are still not without relegation worries. However, they are 9 points away of the drop zone, so the situation is not critical. At the same time there is no space for any relaxation. The current form is not bad, they have one defeat and two draws on the last three matches in the Premier League. Manager Nuno Espirito Santo is probably under big stress due to inconsistant form this season. He came under big pressure in January, enjoyed during February when Wolverhampton had three victories and two draws, while March didn't start according to the expectations. They suffered a heavy defeat at the Etihad, losing 4:1 to Manchester City. Wolves were one goal down after Leander Dendoncker scored an own goal in the first-half, but Conor Coady equalized in the 61st minute. It was his first Premier League goal that gave hope of earning at least a point. Nevertheless, Manchester City scored three goals inside the final 10 minutes and Wolves suffered 11th league defeat. Last week they were better and played a goalless draw with Aston Villa. It is fair to mention that Wolves played the last three matches all away. The last home game was an 1:0 win against Leeds United. But Wolves have not won back-to-back home games yet this season. Nuno has some injury worries ahead of this match. He will be without Raul Jimenez, Fernando Marcal and Daniel Podence. Nuno said in his pre-match press conference that his squad have some "new injury issues" to deal with, although he did not specify the names of those players.
Liverpool are in big crisis, the biggest in their history. The reigning champions could not be consider as favorites against the Wolves at the moment. Last weekend the Reds suffered another defeat when lost 1:0 to Fulham. Liverpool have six defeats on the last seven matches in the Premier League. It's hard to believe, but five of these six defeats came at Anfield, losing to Brighton, Manchester City, Everton, Chelsea and Fulham. The Reds, who won the title last season by 18 points, had gone 68 home league matches unbeaten before the series of defeats started in January. But the fans could not forget what Klopp did the previous seasons. A plane circled above Anfield during the game with Fulham towing a banner which read: 'Unity in Strength - Let's Go Reds YNWA'. Jurgen Klopp is under big pressure, but his job is not in question. Liverpool are eight points away from the fourth place and they need to lift the trophy in the Champions League in order to play in the competition next season. Many experts are afraid that some of the key players could leave the club if Liverpool stay out of the European top competition. But the last positive news are coming exactly from Europe. The Reds booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday night, winning 2:0 against Bundesliga side Red Bull Leipzig. Liverpool were hosts at the Puskas Arena in Budapest and lot of fans are joking Anfield to be replaced with Puskas Arena as home stadium. Goals were scored by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the second half. Klopp is still missing the key defenders - Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip remain long-term absentees. But that's not all as captain Jordan Henderson is unavailable for at least two months after had a knee surgery. Roberto Firmino, who missed the last two games with a knee injury, is rated as doubtful.
Wolverhampton vs Liverpool Prediction:
I don't see Liverpool winning this match. They are in big crisis at the moment. The Reds have suffered six defeats on the last seven matches in the Premier League. Wolves are solid at home, they beat Arsenal and Leeds, while played a goalless draw with Leicester City lately. I think they will remain unbeaten against out-of-form Reds.
Wolverhampton vs Liverpool Pick: Wolverhampton +0.5 AH @ 2.28 with Betsson