Manchester United vs Fulham: prediction for the FA Cup match
The Red Devils go against Fulham in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. Which team will progress to the semifinals of the tournament? Here's our prediction.
Erik ten Hag has already won the League Cup this season, and now his charges welcome Fulham in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup, hoping to progress to the last four for the 31st time in their history. Manchester United's 4-1 aggregate victory over Real Betis in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday could bolster the Red Devils' hope for another trophy.
Though the Premier League title won't be theirs this season, the United team has shown a good effort. After 26 rounds of match, they sit in 3rd place in the table with 50 points. Their attacking line has gained momentum, having scored 41 goals. Undefeated in all competitions at Old Trafford since September, ten Hag's men are capable of beating a fairly strong opponent from London.
The hosts will be without Martial, Antony, van de Beek, Garnacho, Eriksen, and Casemiro, who is suspended.
Marco Silva would do well not to ignore the history books, as his team Fulham haven't had success since a draw with Manchester United in the FA Cup back in 1908, losing eight such matches in a row since then. Moreover, the Cottagers have not beaten the Red Devils in any of their last 15 encounters in all competitions.
The odds are against the Londoners in their quest for their first FA Cup semifinal since the 2001/02 season. However, this season Fulham have looked great, and the team looks ambitious and hungry for victory. Fans are hoping for an interesting game, but Fulham's recent defeat to Arsenal doesn't leave much hope for success.
Willian, Kurzawa, Kebano, and Cairney won't be able to take the field.
Ставка Corners: total over 9.5
This bet won in 2 of the last 4 Fulham matches.
Ставка Goals in both halves - yes
In 3 of the last 4 games of the visitors, goals were scored in both halves.
Ставка Correct score 3:0
The hosts won 3 of the last 4 head-to-head games.
We consider the home team a strong favourite in this matchup. They have superior quality and the support of the stands, plus a very good record against Fulham in the cup games.
Our prediction — Asian handicap (-1) to Manchester United
Manchester United should win confidently, demonstrating their full attacking potential. We predict a high-scoring victory for the hosts.
Second bet — Manchester United to win by 3 goals