MCI vs FUL Dream11: Manchester City welcome Fulham to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon with both sides coming into the match off the back of much-needed Premier League victories. On paper, it is another easy game for City who, like last week against Burnley, should win this one fairly comfortably by at least a two-goal margin or more. But, as is so frequently displayed in the world of football, anyone can beat anyone and Fulham surprised fans, and probably themselves, with an impressive 2-1 win over Leicester. It will, however, be a tough ask for the Cottagers to repeat this against City and although not impossible, it does seem unlikely so expect another City win.
Manchester City vs Fulham, Premier League
5th December, 8:30 pm (IST)
MCI – D-L-W-W-D
FUL – L-W-L-L-W
Head-to-head: Manchester City and Fulham have clashed a total of 67 times till date. Manchester City have dominated the fixture and have won 34 of those. Fulham have won on 17 occasions and 16 matches have ended in draws.
Last meeting: Manchester City 4-0 Fulham
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MCI vs FUL Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) Manchester City Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Manchester City have no other injury concerns before this match.
Doubtful: Sergio Aguero missed the last two games and is a doubt for this one after suffering a knee injury for the MCI vs FUL Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Josh Brownhill and Phil Bardsley also missed out against Kevin De Bruyne, Kyle Walker, Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and Benjamin Mendy will all return to the starting XI here after a rest in midweek.
MCI Playing 11 (probable):
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Mendy; Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Torres; Jesus
B) Fulham Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Terence Kongolo and Josh Onomah continue to be sidelined for Fulham. Kenny Tete will also miss out on this one.
Doubtful: No one in the Fulham squad is doubtful for this clash against City.
Expected changes: Aleksandar Mitrovic would be forced to settle with a place on the bench once more as a result. Bobby Reid may have to continue in an unfamiliar right-back role
FUL Playing 11 (probable):
Areola; Cordova-Reid, Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson; Loftus-Cheek, Reed, Anguissa, Lookman; Cavaleiro
MCI vs FUL Today Match Prediction:
Fulham have massively improved at the back since the early weeks of the season, but a trip to face Man City at the Etihad Stadium remains one of the toughest tests in English football and we cannot see anything other than a comfortable home win. The Cottagers should take huge confidence from Monday's win at Leicester, but with Man City having rediscovered their ruthless streak in front of goal last weekend we can see the hosts cruising to victory once again. We predict a 2-0 win for City in the MCI vs FUL Today Match Prediction .
DEF: Mendy, Walker, Aina, Dias
MID: Anguissa, Lookman, De Bruyne
FW: Jesus, Mahrez, Cavaleiro
MCI vs FUL Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Manchester City –
Gabriel Jesus – Jesus has 3 goals and a total of 10 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 13.33%. He had a total of 9 big chances.
Kevin De Bruyne – The Belgian has 4 goals and a total of 2 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 33.33%. He had a total of 6 big chances.
Ivan Cavaleiro – Cavaleiro has 3 goals and a total of 7 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 32.26%. He had a total of 16 big chances.
Ademola Lookman – Lookman has 1 goal and a total of 7 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 46%. He had a total of 4 big chances.
Differential Picks –
Riyad Mahrez – Mahrez has a total of 2 blocks, 5 ariel duels and a total number of 6 tackles. He has a pass completion rate of 79.57%.
Kyle Walker – Walker has a total of 1 assists, 1 key passes and he created a total of 2 chances. He has a pass completion rate of 90.42 % and a rate of 66.67% for passes into the box.