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History of the Fulham v Manchester United fixture

Fulham prepare to entertain Manchester United at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 11 of the 31 previous games, with the Cottagers winning just 9.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was just last season, in February 2007, with Man. Utd. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Cottagers in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Mon 03 DecMan. Utd.2 - 0FulhamPREM
2006/2007Sat 24 FebFulham1-2Man. Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sun 20 AugMan. Utd.5 - 1FulhamPREM
2005/2006Sat 04 FebMan. Utd.4 - 2FulhamPREM
2005/2006Sat 01 OctFulham2 - 3Man. Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sat 19 MarMan. Utd.1 - 0FulhamPREM
2004/2005Mon 13 DecFulham1 - 1Man. Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Fulham's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Cottagers have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Man. Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Those games have seen the Red Devils pummel 12 goals, and let in 5.

Fulham are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 19 points from their 27 games thus far. Man. Utd. sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 61 points from their 27 games.

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

Nothing seems to be going right for the Cottagers at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Red Devils come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Fulham 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Man. Utd. Undefeated in last 5 away games.
4 games since last defeat.