Manchester United vs FulhamEnglish Premier League, KO: 16:30 May 28, 2023, Old Trafford
Manchester United host Fulham in their final Premier League fixture of the season which both teams looking to end their campaign on a high note. There is little at stake here but with the Red Devils often impressive at home, they should have the upper hand.
Manchester United are coming off a 4-1 victory over Chelsea in a rescheduled Premier League fixture on Thursday. They proved too much for the struggling Blues and raced to a four-goal lead before letting in a consolation one minute from time.
That was a significant result for Manchester United as it locked in a top four finish and a place in next season’s Champions League. It was also the third straight win for Erik Ten Hag’s men, who have found some consistency in the final weeks of the campaign.
Old Trafford has been a fortress for Manchester United throughout the season and they have suffered just one Premier League defeat at home this term. They head into this weekend’s finale off the back of five straight home wins.
Fulham were held to a 2-2 draw by Crystal Palace in their previous Premier League fixture. They fought back from a goal down to lead thanks to a brace from Aleksandar Mitrovic but conceded a late equaliser.
Despite failing to hold on for the win, Fulham will be pleased with their showings in the final weeks of the season as they have claimed two wins and a draw in their last three matches. However, they have little to play for on Sunday as they cannot finish higher or lower than their correct position of 10th.
A slight concern for Fulham heading to Old Trafford is that they have found things difficult on their recent travels. Marco Silva’s men have won just two of their last seven away matches across all competitions, losing the remaining five.
How the bookies view it
Manchester United have been installed as overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 11/20 by bet365. A victory for Fulham is valued at 5/1 by Coral while Unibet is offering odds of 18/5 for a draw.
Head to head
Manchester United have a 39-7 advantage with 12 draws from 58 previous matches against Fulham. The Red Devils have also beaten the Cottagers twice this season, claiming a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture in November before running out 3-1 winners in an FA Cup clash at Old Trafford.
Players to watch
Marcus Rashford was on target on Thursday to take his tally to 17 Premier League goals this season and could be backed to find the net on Sunday at 21/20 by bet365. Anthony Martial has also been on the score sheet in two of his last three matches and is priced at 47/20 by Unibet in the same market.
Aleksandar Mitrovic may have something to prove on Sunday after earning his eight-match ban following am incident in the FA Cup defeat at Old Trafford. The Fulham striker has three goals in two matches since his return to the team and is priced at 15/8 by bet365 to maintain that scoring run.
Anything else catch the eye?
There were over 3.5 goals in the reverse fixture and a repeat could be considered at 13/10 by bet365. Manchester United have scored in both halves in three of their last four Premier League home matches and a similar outcome could be on the cards at 11/10 by bet365.
Given the minimal odds for a straight Manchester United victory, a win and over 3.5 goals can be considered 9/5 with 10bet.
This English Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham will be played on May 28, 2023 and kick off at 16:30. Check below for our tipsters best Manchester United vs Fulham prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.