FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

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History of the Manchester City v Fulham fixture

Fulham face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Cottagers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 15 and win only 5 of the 25 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2008, with Fulham inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Sky Blues in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 06 DecFulham1 - 1Man. CityPREM
2007/2008Sat 26 AprMan. City2 - 3FulhamPREM
2007/2008Sat 22 SepFulham3 - 3Man. CityPREM
2006/2007Mon 09 AprFulham1 - 3Man. CityPREM
2006/2007Sat 18 NovMan. City3 - 1FulhamPREM
2005/2006Sat 29 AprMan. City1 - 2FulhamPREM
2005/2006Sat 05 NovFulham2 - 1Man. CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. The Sky Blues have scored 10 and conceded 2 during this period.

Fulham have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Man. City's 38 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Fulham's 40 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Sky Blues, as the Cottagers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man. City Won 7 successive home games.
11 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Fulham Last drawn game 7 outings ago.