FM Preview: Fulham v Manchester United 22 Aug 2010

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History of the Fulham v Manchester United fixture

Fulham prepare to entertain Manchester United at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 13 of the 35 previous games, with the Cottagers winning just 11.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was less than a year ago, in December 2009, with Fulham running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sun 14 MarMan. Utd.3 - 0FulhamPREM
2009/2010Sat 19 DecFulham3-0Man. Utd.PREM
2008/2009Sat 21 MarFulham2 - 0Man. Utd.PREM
2008/2009Sat 07 MarFulham0 - 4Man. Utd.FAC
2008/2009Wed 18 FebMan. Utd.3 - 0FulhamPREM
2007/2008Sat 01 MarFulham0 - 3Man. Utd.PREM
2007/2008Mon 03 DecMan. Utd.2 - 0FulhamPREM

Recent respective form guides

Fulham have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Cottagers in those games, with 6 conceded.

Man. Utd.'s away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Red Devils, and 6 goals against.

Fulham see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 1 points from their 1 games played so far, Man. Utd.'s total of 3 points from their 1 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.660015218

FootyMad's prediction ...

Fulham may be in prime form at home, but the quality of the opposition suggests to me that Man. Utd. are going to come away with all the points in this one. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Fulham 4 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Man. Utd. 3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 6 matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.