Man City vs. Fulham Prediction, Odds, Pick | EPL

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Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola, right, gives instructions to Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town, at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024.
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Nick Hennion @nickhennion May 10, 2024, 2:05 PM
  • Man City is a -1.5-goal favorite against Fulham.
  • City earned a 5-1 win in the previous head-to-head meeting.
  • Why bettors should expect a high-scoring contest on Saturday in London.

Before Saturday’s first Premier League match of Matchday 37, I’m here to offer a Fulham vs. Man City prediction. 

Both teams enter this game fresh off a good result. Fulham captured a point as road underdogs to Brentford last weekend while Man City thrashed Wolves 5-1 at home. 

That marks four wins on the bounce in all competitions for City, who beat Fulham 5-1 at the Etihad earlier this season. 

Here’s a look at the EPL odds and my prediction for Saturday’s fixture. 

EPL Betting Odds – Man City vs. Fulham

  • Man City Moneyline: -400
  • Fulham Moneyline: +950
  • Draw Moneyline: +575
  • Over/Under: 3.5 Goals (-120/-120)

Premier League Prediction – Man City vs. Fulham

Total Over 3.5 Goals (-120)

Perhaps their premature exit from the Champions League was a blessing in disguise for Manchester City’s attack.

Recently, City have shown they can boss bad defenses. Even if you remove their two penalties against Wolves, bettors will find they generated 3.17 post-shot expected goals, per 

Although they created only 2.3 combined xG at Brighton and Forest, both of those teams rank sixth or better in non-penalty expected goals against per 90 minutes. 

The three matches prior to those games are more representative of how City’s attack will perform on Saturday. 

Against Luton Town, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace — two of which are bottom half npxGA per 90 sides — City created 3.2 xG per 90 minutes. 

Most impressive within that sample is the fact they created 1.9 xG and 3.1 psxG at Crystal Palace, a side seventh in npxGA per 90 minutes this season. 

This season, Fulham are far worse in terms of their defensive output. 

The Cottagers are 11th in npxGA per 90 minutes and surrendered 2.4 non-penalty psxG at the Etihad. 

However, they’ve struggled recently against quality attacking sides. In a recent home fixture against Liverpool, Fulham allowed 2.1 post-shot expected goals. 

All of that said, City has looked vulnerable defensively in recent road matches. 

Although they’ve kept two consecutive clean sheets away from home, one was undeserved by expected goals. For the season, City have allowed at least one goal in 12 of 17 road matches. 

On the flip side, Fulham has scored at least one goal in seven of their last nine home matches. 

Sample all matches against City, Liverpool and Arsenal this season and bettors will find Fulham have scored at least once in all five. 

Finally, this game is a system match. 

Since 2012-13, overs in games featuring a home dog that saw their last game go under the total by at least two goals are 48-25-1 (65.8%) to the over, assuming two factors:

  • The closing total is 2.5, 3 or 3.5
  • The road team’s average number of goals scored is greater than 1.4

As a result, I’ll bet on goals Saturday at Craven Cottage. 

Man City Form 

May 4 vs. Wolves: 5-1, W

April 28 at Nottingham Forest: 2-0, W

April 25 at Brighton: 4-0, W

April 20 vs. Chelsea: 1-0, W (FA Cup)

April 17 vs. Real Madrid: 1-1, D (Champions League)

Fulham Form

May 4 at Brentford: 0-0, D

April 27 vs. Crystal Palace: 1-1, D

April 21 vs. Liverpool: 1-3, L

April 14 at West Ham: 2-0, W

April 6 vs. Newcastle United: 0-1, L

Upcoming EPL Match Schedule

HomeAwayDateTime (ET)Location
ArsenalEvertonMay. 1911:00 AMEmirates Stadium
Man CityWest Ham UnitedMay. 1911:00 AMEtihad Stadium
BrentfordNewcastle UnitedMay. 1911:00 AMGTech Community Stadium
Brighton & Hove AlbionManchester UnitedMay. 1911:00 AMAmex Stadium
BurnleyNottingham ForestMay. 1911:00 AMTurf Moor
ChelseaBournemouthMay. 1911:00 AMStamford Bridge
Crystal PalaceAston VillaMay. 1911:00 AMSelhurst Park
LiverpoolWolvesMay. 1911:00 AMAnfield
Luton TownFulhamMay. 1911:00 AMKenilworth Road
Sheffield UnitedTottenhamMay. 1911:00 AMBramall Lane

EPL Standings

TeamRecord (Wins-Draws-Losses)PointsGoal DifferentialNotes
Manchester City27-7-38860---
Arsenal FC27-5-58661---
Liverpool FC23-10-47943---
Aston Villa FC20-8-96820---
Tottenham Hotspur19-6-126310---
Chelsea FC17-9-116013---
Newcastle United17-6-145721---
Manchester United17-6-1457-3---
West Ham United14-10-1352-12---
Brighton & Hove Albion12-12-1248-4---
Crystal Palace12-10-1546-6---
Fulham FC12-8-1744-8---
Everton13-9-1540-108 Point Deduction
Nottingham Forest8-9-2029-194 Point Deduction
Luton Town6-8-2326-31---
Burnley FC5-9-2324-36---
Sheffield United3-7-2716-66---

EPL ATS Records

TeamATS RecordATS Win Pct.Home ATS RecordHome ATS Win Pct.Road ATS RecordRoad ATS Win Pct.
Aston Villa19-17-1.52712-7.6327-10-1.417
Brighton & Hove Albion15-20-2.4328-9-1.4727-11-1.395
Crystal Palace20-17.5419-9.50011-8.579
Luton Town22-14-1.60813-5.7229-9-1.500
Manchester City19-18.5148-10.44411-8.579
Manchester United17-20.4599-10.4748-10.444
Newcastle United18-19.48612-7.6326-12.333
Nottingham Forest15-20-2.4325-13-1.28910-7-1.583
Sheffield United19-18.5149-9.50010-9.526
Tottenham Hotspur18-19.4869-10.4749-9.500
West Ham United19-18.51412-7.6327-11.389
Wolverhampton Wanderers18-19.4869-10.4749-9.500

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Nick Hennion

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Nick Hennion is a senior content writer for BetMGM. His previous stops include VSiN, NBC Sports, The Action Network and Forbes Betting. He owns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Northwestern University.

Nick Hennion is a senior content writer for BetMGM. His previous stops include VSiN, NBC Sports, The Action Network and Forbes Betting. He owns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Northwestern University.