Craven Cottage, Fulham, England
Key Stat: Fulham have won just one of their last ten league games, though they have drawn five in that time.
Expert Verdict: Manchester United are big favourites to get straight back to the form they were in before their bore draw against Liverpool last time out. The result neither helped nor hindered them in truth – a loss would have been a bigger disaster – and they can bounce straight back against Fulham.
Having missed the chance to move clear at the top following their drab Anfield draw with Liverpool, Manchester United now take on Fulham in the Premier League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will be looking to get straight back to winning ways in the match at Craven Cottage, which takes place on Tuesday January 18. The live action starts at 20:15 local time.
Defenders:Ola Aina, Joachim Andersen, Tosin Adarabioyo
Midfielders:Bobby de Cordova Reid, Harrison Reed, Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa, Ruben Loftus Cheek, Ademola Lookman
Forwards:Ivan Cavaleiro, Aleksandar Mitrovic
Goalkeeper:David De Gea
Defenders:Aaron Wan Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw
Defensive Midfielders:Scott McTominay, Fred
Attacking Midfielders:Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes
Fulham have drawn two and lost ten of their last 12 matches against Manchester United. That includes two heavy defeats – 4-1 at Old Trafford and 3-0 at Craven Cottage – when the Cottagers were last in the Premier League. Paul Pogba scored two of the three when they last met at Craven Cottage, with Anthony Martial scoring the other.
Manchester United are favourites to beat Fulham and can be backed at 8/15 to win with Bet365 and 10Bet.
Despite Fulham’s poor overall form, they have not conceded many of late and under 2.5 goals will return a best price of 6/5 with Betway.
Edinson Cavani will be pushing to lead the line for United and, if he does, he is 13/10 with Bet365 to score at any time.
Fulham are in poor form overall, despite their recent flurries of draws, and Manchester United – despite the Cottagers defensive improvements – can secure a narrow win.