While Pep Guardiola’s side could yet finish the weekend back down in second, three points in Saturday’s clash at the Etihad Stadium would at least pile the pressure on leaders Arsenal ahead of their huge clash with Chelsea on Sunday.
After losing to Liverpool, City have got back on track, winning their last two games and resting a number of players during the midweek Champions League victory over Sevilla.
Still, while any meeting between the champions and a newly-promoted side at the Etihad would usually be somewhat of a forgone conclusion, Marco Silva’s Fulham are difficult opponents.
Outperforming expectations and difficult to beat, Aleksandar Mitrovic has quelled any notion he is not good enough for the Premier League, while the rest of the team are showing a grit previous incarnations have been desperately without.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off on Saturday November 5, 2022.
The Etihad Stadium in Manchester will host.
Where to watch Manchester City vs Fulham
TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast on TV in the UK due to the 3pm blackout imposed across English football.
Highlights: Match of the Day, however, will show highlights when it airs at 10.30pm on Saturday.
LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.
Manchester City vs Fulham team news
Man City XI: Ederson, Stones, Akanji, Ake, Joao Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Alvarez, Grealish
Subs: Dias, Haaland, Laporte, Ortega, Gomez, Mahrez, Foden, Palmer, Lewis
Fulham XI: Leno, Tete, Diop, Ream, Antonee Robinson, Reed, Joao Palhinha, Wilson, Andreas Pereira, Willian, Vinicius
Subs: Rodak, Kurzawa, Adarabioyo, Duffy, Cairney, James, Onomah, Mbabu, Harris
Manchester City vs Fulham prediction
This will almost certainly not be as straightforward for City as in years gone by, though Haaland’s return obviously gives them a huge boost.
Man City to win 3-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Manchester City wins: 37
Fulham wins: 17
Manchester City vs Fulham odds
Man City win: 1/8
Fulham win: 16/1
Odds via Bet 365 and subject to change.