FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

Last updated : 24 October 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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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 16 and win only 6 of the 27 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, the Sky Blues carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in an League Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Wed 23 SepMan. City2 - 1FulhamLGEC
2008/2009Sun 12 AprMan. City1 - 3FulhamPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Sky Blues, with 5 goals against.

In complete contrast to Man. City, Fulham are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Cottagers have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man. City's total of 17 points from their 8 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Fulham see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 10 points from their 8 games played so far,

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

Cottagers are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Man. City. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man. City Won 8 successive home games.
20 games since last home draw.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Fulham Not won in previous 6 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.