Fulham vs Manchester City verdict, predicted score, key stats and suggested bets

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Manchester City have come into form at the right time, with their Premier League destiny firmly in their hands.

Date, KO time and TV coverage

Premier League, Sunday April 30, Kick-off 2pm, live on Sky Sports

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Predicted score

Fulham 0-2 Manchester City

Suggested bets

Man City to win on the handicap (-1) Man City to win to nil

Key stats

Manchester City are now 17 games unbeaten in all competitions. Manchester City have won their last seven Premier League matches. Manchester City have scored at least three goals in their last four Premier League matches. Manchester City have been winning at both half-time and full-time in five of their last seven Premier League matches. Fulham have won seven of their 16 home Premier League games. Fulham have lost three of their last six home Premier League matches.

Team news

Aleksandar Mitrovic continues his suspension and Layvin Kurzawa remains sidelined. Harry Wilson (illness) came off early against Aston Villa so needs assessing. Willian (hamstring) is set to miss out. Nathan Ake is out for Manchester City. Pep Guardiola does not have any other issues and could name the same side that destroyed Arsenal. Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez are pushing for starts.


Manchester City have won their last 13 games against Fulham and they look destined to make it 14 on Sunday. Guardiola's men moved a huge step closer to their fifth title in six years with a 4-1 win over Arsenal on Wednesday. Kevin De Bruyne was simply unstoppable coming from a deeper position and he scored twice and assisted John Stones as the Gunners were blown away. Only Bayern Munich have stopped City scoring more than once in their last 11 games and Arsenal had Aaron Ramsdale to thank for keeping the score down at The Etihad last time out. Guardiola's side have clicked into gear at the right time and he has been blessed by having almost his entire squad available to him. This game looks like a question of how many City can get at Craven Cottage. City won 4-1 at Southampton in their last away game and they won by the same scoreline at Bournemouth, with a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace in between. They also showed in the win over Arsenal that they are prepared to go longer with the ball. Arsenal's man-for-man approach pushed City into going quickly into Erling Haaland and Fulham may decide that this is the best way for them to stop a free-scoring City team. Fulham have lost six of their last eight in all competitions. The midweek defeat at Aston Villa ended a two-match winning sequence and they may see the City game as a free hit. However, they have not kept a clean sheet for nine games in all competitions and they have not done well against the big boys at Craven Cottage, losing to Arsenal, Newcastle, Man Utd and Tottenham. Marco Silva's men only lost 2-1 in the reverse fixture, but they face an unenviable task with City now in full swing. If they can keep the score down, that will be seen as a moral victory for the hosts.

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