Fulham vs Manchester UnitedEnglish Premier League, KO: 12:30 Nov 4, 2023, Craven Cottage
MANCHESTER UNITED travel to London to face Fulham on Saturday lunchtime and the crisis club already trail leaders Spurs by 11 points.
And their disastrous Carabao Cup home humbling by Newcastle United means the knives are well and truly out for Erik ten Hag.
They suffered a chastising loss to rivals Manchester City at the weekend which illustrated the chasm between the clubs and were expected to get a reaction against the Geordies.
They got a reaction all right, but not in a good way as they were walloped 3-0 as the Old Trafford crowd finally lost patience with ten Hag who appears to be a dead man walking.
The Dutch coach looks out of his depth at a club lurching from one disaster to the next.
Fulham were also in League Cup action at Championship high-fliers Ipswich Town and produced an impressive 3-1 win at Portman Road.
They would also have been encouraged by the point they took at Brighton following their loss at Spurs and, although they have lacked consistency so far in the league, they are usually stronger at Craven Cottage than on their travels.
How the bookies view it
Manchester United are clear favourites here despite their midweek humbling although they are on the drift. They are now 6/5 with bet365.
Recent head to heads
Manchester United won all three meetings between the clubs last term in the league and in the FA Cup with a pair of 2-1 wins and a 3-1 victory.
United are actually unbeaten in their last 17 games in all competitions against Fulham stretching back 14 years.
Players to watch
Portuguese playmaker Joao Palhinha netted for Fulham in last week's draw at Brighton and it was his second goal of the season. He is 15/2 with Paddy Power to score anytime.
Marcus Rashford appears to be going through a real form slump and has come nowhere near hitting the heights of last term after just a solitary strike for United this term. But he scored for England against Italy and must come good soon surely. He is 19/10 to score anytime with William Hill.
Anything else catch the eye?
It's very hard to put down a plausible case for United at any price, especially just over evens for a tricky away game and backing Fulham looks the obvious call here at a nice price.
When the pressure is ramped up at United, they seem to fold more even more than usual. Fulham will be in the faces of a side bereft of confidence and look good shouts to add to the Old Trafford gloom.
Fulham will surely go for it from the kick off and bet365's tempting price of 5/6 for the hosts to score before the 58th minute has to be backed against this flimsy defence.
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