Fulham vs Manchester United: Premier League preview


anchester United and Fulham face off in west London on Wednesday night with the two sides both looking for a win for very different reasons.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United are riding high as one of the Premier League title favourites, hitting their stride over the festive period following a tough start to the season.

As for Fulham, Scott Parker’s side have showed real resolve in recent weeks as they bid to stave off relegation – though the Cottagers need to start turning draws into wins to build on strong performances.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Fulham vs Man United is scheduled for an 8:15pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Craven Cottage due to coronavirus restrictions.

How to watch Fulham vs Man United

TV channel: The match will be shown on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Live stream: Fans can watch the match online via the BT Sport website and BT Sport app.

Fulham vs Man United team news

Fulham: Parker will have Mario Lemina and Aleksandar Mitrovic available. Midfielder Lemina has overcome an unspecified injury problem, while Serbia striker Mitrovic has recovered from a minor hamstring issue suffered in the FA Cup win at QPR on January 9.

On-loan midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek also returns to contention having been ineligible for Saturday’s defeat to parent club Chelsea but defender Antonee Robinson and forward Bobby Decordova-Reid are suspended while Terence Kongolo (hamstring) and Tom Cairney (knee) remain sidelined.

Fulham squad from: Areola, Rodak, Tete, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Aina, Hector, Odoi, Ream, Bryan, Reed, Anguissa, Onomah, Lemina, Loftus-Cheek, Kebano, Cavaleiro, Lookman, Kamara, Mitrovic.

Man United: Solskjaer hopes to only be without two players at Craven Cottage. The Norwegian was still waiting on the results from their latest batch of coronavirus tests when he faced the media to preview the trip to Craven Cottage on Tuesday afternoon.

Solskjaer ruled Phil Jones and Brandon Williams out of Wednesday’s match through injury, while the United boss suggested January acquisition Amad Diallo would not be called upon just yet.

Man United squad from: De Gea, Henderson, Grant, Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Matic, Van De Beek, Pogba, James, Fernandes, Lingard, Greenwood, Rashford, Martial, Cavani, Ighalo.

Fulham vs Man United prediction: 2-0 United win

Fulham have been in good form of late, but have struggled to turn draws into wins. While Parker will fancy his chances of frustrating United, it has been a gruelling run of games, and Solskjaer is bullish that his key players like Bruno Fernandes are fresh – and an away win looks likely.

Fulham vs Man United head to head (h2h) results

Last meeting: Fulham 0-3 Man United (09/02/2019)

Fulham vs Man United odds and betting tips

Man United to win 2-0: 8/1

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