Man Utd v Fulham betting preview and odds

Manchester City are just about hanging on to the coat tails of Manchester United after twice coming from behind in the last week to land a total of four points against Chelsea and Stoke City, although the Red Devils can kick three points clear on Monday night

Manchester United v Fulham latest odds, news and free bets

Manchester City are just about hanging on to the coat tails of Manchester United after twice coming from behind in the last week to land a total of four points against Chelsea and Stoke City, although the Red Devils can kick three points clear on Monday night.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s team are strong favourites to retain their Premier League crown after an excellent run of domestic form which has not only pushed them ahead of their rivals but also bridged the goal difference gap to four.

It is hard to look beyond a home win when United take on Fulham on Monday night and the best price available is 1/4 (Paddy Power £100 free bet) with the Red Devils having won 11 of their 14 games at Old Trafford this season.

Since drawing 3-3 at Chelsea, United have won all five games and the latest of these was a 5-0 demolition of Wolves which saw the manager content but not thrilled by his team’s display. Even so, it might spur a few punters to back the 4/6 (Coral free bets) that the champions lead at half-time and full-time in this match.

Wayne Rooney didn’t make it on to the scoresheet at Molineux, although the England forward’s form is excellent right now and he will be very popular at 11/4 (Coral) to score first, with Antonio Valencia also looking a good price at 10/1 with the same firm.

Fulham haven’t really shown much ambition away from home this term and they come into this game off the back of a 3-0 home reverse against Swansea, having previously lost 1-0 at Aston Villa.

It’s hard to believe the Cottagers’ approach will be anything other than defensive and the bookies are prepared to go as big as 14/1 (bet365 bookmaker) about Martin Jol’s team springing a surprise, while the draw is on offer at 11/2.

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