Manchester City v Fulham Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

Fulham will be hoping to cause an upset when they travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City in Saturday’s Premier League clash.

The newly promoted outfit are in high spirits after taking four points from their last two matches, although they have lost seven and won none of their previous 10 encounters against this opposition.

Latest Odds

Indeed, the Cottagers have come away with nothing in each of the last five meetings and are hefty 18/1 (19.00) outsiders with William Hill to end that run with a victory here.

Pep Guardiola has overseen 29 wins and just two defeats in his 40 Premier League home games, and can be backed at 1/9 (1.11) to collect maximum points once again in this one.

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Just one of the last 20 league matches at this ground have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 8/1 (9.00) on this one finishing up all square.

Team News

Raheem Sterling is a doubt after sustaining a knock on international duty, while Danilo, Eliaquim Mangala, Kevin De Bruyne and Claudio Bravo are all ruled out.

Neeskens Kebano is sidelined with an ankle issue, with Tim Ream, Tom Cairney and Floyd Ayite all facing late fitness tests.

Entertaining Fulham

After earning a reputation for entertaining football during their promotion campaign, Slavisa Jokanovic’s team have certainly proved good value since returning to the top flight.

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The play-off winners’ four league matches so far have provided 16 goals, more than any other team apart from London rivals Arsenal.

Having scored seven of those goals themselves in the three most recent matches, the Cottagers should fancy their chances of becoming the third fourth consecutive visiting team to get on target at the Etihad Stadium in the League.

Predictions

Considering Manchester City have come out on top in each of those last three home games, odds of 11/8 (2.38) seem generous on them emerging victorious despite conceding against Fulham.

Betting Banner - Best BetManchester City to win and both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 11/8 (2.38) with William Hill

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Athletic Club vs Real Madrid: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

Real Madrid travel to Bilbao for their toughest test of the Liga season to date as Athletic Club await at San Mames on Saturday.

Coach Julen Lopetegui has made a flawless start to the 2018-19 season, winning all three games so far to keep track with defending champions and fellow league leaders Barcelona. 

Athletic are also unbeaten, however, and will relish the opportunity to put one over on their bitter rivals from the Spanish capital. 

With Barca also playing in the Basque Country on Saturday, the region will have all eyes watching in an early test of both Clasico sides’ title credentials.

Game Athletic Club vs Real Madrid
Date Saturday, September 15
Time 7.45pm BST / 2.45pm ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on beIN SPORTS and streamed on beIN SPORTS Connect .

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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown and live-streamed on Eleven Sports.

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Squads & Team News


Position Athletic players
Goalkeepers Remiro, Herrerin, Simon
Defenders Ganea, Nunez, De Marcos, Alvarez, Martinez, Berchiche, San Jose
Midfielders Dani Garcia, Raul Garcia, Susaeta, Etxebarria, Iturraspe
Forwards Williams, Aduriz, Muniain

Athletic coach Eduardo Berizzo will be able to field Aritz Aduriz and Inigo Martinez for the weekend clash at San Mames.

Forward Aduriz has not featured for his club since the first round of Liga games, but he has been given a clean bill of health to take on the Merengue.

Probable Athletic XI: Simón; De Marcos, Álvarez, Martínez, Berchiche; Dani García, Raúl García, Muniain; Susaeta, Williams, Aduriz..

Position Real Madrid players
Goalkeepers Navas, Casilla, Courtois
Defenders Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Nacho, Reguilon, Sanchez
Midfielders Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, M. Llorente, Ceballos, Valverde
Forwards Benzema, Bale, Asensio, Mariano, Vazquez, Vinicius Jr

Lopetegui has a clean bill of health following the international break, with the likes of Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos returning to their club without fitness worries after featuring for their countries.

Probable Real Madrid XI: Courtois: Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric: Bale, Benzema, Asensio.


Betting & Match Odds


Real Madrid are firm favourites to emerge victorious, with bet365 pricing them at 8/15 to take all three points. Athletic are considered to be 5/1 shots, with a draw available at 10/3.

Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more .


Match Preview


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Madrid have dispatched Getafe, Girona and Leganes so far in La Liga to share the summit with fellow strong starters Barcelona. 

Saturday’s visit to Bilbao, however, represents the stiffest test of Lopetegui’s Merengue since going down to Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup, and with the Champions League looming Madrid will be keen to take a strong result from San Mames. 

Key to the club’s success so far have been the performances of strikers Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, who have stepped up to make sure the absence of the departed Cristiano Ronaldo has barely been felt. 

Benzema leads the league scoring charts alongside Lionel Messi with four goals so far, while the Welsh wizard trails by just one. That form in front of the net has helped the European champions run out 4-1 winners in both their last games and hints that life without Ronaldo may not be quite as daunting as first feared. 

Still, both Bale and Benzema will have to be at their best to break down Athletic. 

The Basque side will feel rather aggrieved not to have two wins out of two at this point, having thrown away a 2-0 lead against Huesca in the final 20 minutes. 

Nevertheless, unbeaten in both their games and with plenty of goals, Athletic will not shy away from the challenge of upsetting their rivals at a ground which is rarely a comfortable setting for the side from the Spanish capital.

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Newcastle vs Arsenal: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

The international break is over and Arsenal’s Premier League campaign recommences with a fixture against Newcastle – a tie that has often proved a number of memorable games and moments in the recent past.

Unai Emery’s side have not made the start they would have wished to the season, with two wins and two defeats planting them firmly int mid-table while their opponents for the late kick off have taken only a point thus far and find themselves in the relegation zone after the first four games.

It is, therefore, an important fixture to launch the season of both teams as the loser will find themselves in hot water early on.

Here is all the essential information. 

Game Newcastle vs Arsenal
Date Saturday, September 15
Time 3pm BST / 10am EST

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game will be shown on NBC Sports Gold and streamed online via the NBC Sports Live app.

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The game cannot be watched live on television or streamed online in the United Kingdom (UK) due to the ‘3pm blackout’ period. However, live updates will be available on Goal here.

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Squads & Team News


Position Newcastle players
Goalkeepers Dubravka, Darlow, Elliot, Woodman
Defenders Fernandez, Schar, Clark, Lascelles, Yedlin, Dummett, Lejeune, Manquillo, Sterry
Midfielders  Ki, Diame, Shelvey, Ritchie, Murphy, Atsu, Aarons, Hayden, Kenedy, Longstaff
Forwards Rondon, Joselu, Perez, Muto

Florian Lejeune will miss out for the home side because of a knee injury. Meanwhile, there are doubts over the availability of Javier Manquillo, Salomon Rondon and DeAndre Yedlin. The latter two of this trio have simply returned back from international duty late.

Matt Ritchie and Jonjo Shelvey are back in training and are expected to play.

Potential Newcastle starting XI: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Diame, Shelvey, Perez; Ritchie, Rondon, Kenedy

Position Arsenal players
Goalkeepers Cech, Leno, Martinez
Defenders Bellerin, Sokratis, Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Holding, Monreal, Mavropanos
Midfielders Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Torreira, Ozil, Iwobi, Guendouzi, Xhaka
Forwards Lacazette, Aubameyang, Welbeck

Arsenal have a handful of injury problems to give Unai Emery a minor headache. Sead Kolasinac is expected back next month from a knee problems and Carl Jenkinson in November from an ankle issue. Laurent Koscielny continues to nurse his Achilles, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles is missing, too.

Alex Iwobi is expected back after illness.

Potential Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Papastathopoulos, Monreal; Torreira, Xhaka; Ozil, Ramsey, Aubameyang; Lacazette


Betting & Match Odds


Arsenal are 10/11 favourites with Bet365, while Newcastle are priced at 16/5. Meanwhile, the draw can be backed at 14/5.

Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.


Match Preview


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Newcastle against Arsenal at St James’ Park has been a fixture that has provided some magical moments down the years. There was Dennis Bergkamp’s outrageous goal in 2002 and Newcastle’s stunning comeback to draw 4-4 from 4-0 down, but in recent seasons the fixture has become tighter and more conservative.

All of the last five matches between these teams have been decided by a single goal, with Arsenal winning 10 straight until they lost at St James’ 2-1 in April.

For Arsenal boss Unai Emery, continuing a run that has seen them beat West Ham and Cardiff in successive matches is all important.

“Our aim away at Newcastle on Saturday now is to keep improving things and continue to create our idea, build up our spirit on the pitch, individually and collectively,” he said. “Saturday is another step, it will be difficult but I want to continue to show our personality and impose this on the opposition.”

Home manager Rafael Benitez, meanwhile, has maintained that his side still have faith in what they are trying to achieve, despite a slow start to the season.

“I think confidence is high in terms of mentality, team spirit and the way we work,” he said.

“We know that we have to win, and with every game we are closer. We are playing against a very good team but we have to approach it with the belief that we can do what we did last year.”

Arsenal are chasing their first consecutive away wins in the Premier League since May 2017 and if they can secure that against determined hosts, suddenly their position will not look so bad after all. 

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Real Sociedad vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Barcelona will attempt to continue their 100 per cent start to the 2018-19 Liga season when they take on Real Sociedad at Anoeta on Saturday.

Newly promoted Huesca were the latest side to feel the wrath of the defending champions prior to the international break, going down 8-2 at Camp Nou.

The Catalans currently share the summit with bitter rivals Real Madrid, who have also started the new season with three wins in three. 

Anoeta, however, has historically proven a tough stage for Barca, and Real Sociedad will be hopeful of making a statement of their own despite a mixed start to the campaign.

Game Real Sociedad vs Barcelona
Date Saturday, September 15
Time 3:15pm BST / 10:15am ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US) the game will be be shown live on television on beIN Sports.

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The game can be watched live on television in the United Kingdom (UK) via Eleven Sports 1 and it can be streamed live online using the Eleven Sports app.

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Squads & Team News


Position Real Sociedad squad
Goalkeepers Rulli, Moya
Defenders Zaldua, Hector Moreno, Artiz, Gorosabel, Theo, Rodrigues, Raul Navas
Midfielders Illarra, Zubeldia, Merino, Ruben Pardo, Zurutuza, Sangalli
Forwards Juanmi, Oyarzabal, Bautista

A spate of injuries have left Real Sociedad down to the bare bones in attack, with Willian Jose, Adnan Januzaj and Sandro all unavailable for the hosts.

Huesca XI: Rulli; Zaldua, Navas, Moreno, Theo; Illarramendi, Zubeldia, Merino, Zurutuza; Jimenez, Oyarzabal..

Position Barcelona squad
Goalkeepers Ter Stegen, Cillessen
Defenders Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Umtiti, Roberto
Midfielders Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho, Arthur, Vidal
Forwards Messi, Suarez, Malcom, Munir, Dembele

Ernesto Valverde is unlikely to vary his starting line-up much after seeing most of his stars return unscathed following the international break. 

Malcom is the one fitness doubt for the Blaugrana after incurring an ankle injury, while Ousmane Dembele looks set to continue in the first team alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front.

Probable Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Coutinho; Messi, Dembele, Suarez.


Betting & Match Odds


Barcelona are firm favourites to emerge victorious, with bet365 pricing them at 2/5 to take all three points. Real Sociedad are considered to be 6/1 shots, with a draw available at 17/4.

Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.


Match Preview


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It has all been relatively smooth sailing so far for Barcelona as they look to defend the Liga title which was wrested back from Real Madrid in 2017-18.

The Catalans have won all three of their opening fixtures, scoring 12 goals in the process and conceding just two, both of which came in that thrilling match against Huesca. 

That perfect record, however, is a little misleading. 

Barca have taken time to reach top gear this season, and right in the opening game struggled for over an hour to break down determined Alaves before eventually running out 3-0 winners. Against Valladolid, Dembele’s strike was all that separated the two teams, while the hosts saw a late equaliser ruled out due to VAR. 

Even Huesca gave Barca a brief scare upon going ahead at Camp Nou before normality was restored thanks to a masterclass from Lionel Messi, who discovered his best form having struggled to impose himself in the opening two clashes. 

Messi’s talents will clearly be vital to the Catalans’ title chances, and he already shares the top scorer accolade with Madrid’s Karim Benzema, the pair both sitting on four goals a piece. 

Anoeta is one of the few grounds which has managed to keep him quiet in recent seasons, though. Barca’s win in San Sebastian last season was the first time since 2007 they had prevailed there, and it is most definitely an unhappy destination for the club. 

For that reason, and even though Barca start as favourites to triumph on Saturday, a tough challenge should be expected from the Basques.

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Watford vs Manchester United: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Manchester United will head to Vicarage Road on Saturday looking to become the first side to take Premier League points off Watford in 2018-19.

The Hornets have enjoyed a stunning start to the new campaign, collecting four successive victories, and will hope that the international break has not stunted their momentum.

The same could be said for United, with a welcome return to winning ways enjoyed last time out against Burnley.

That success helped to ease some of the pressure which has been building on Jose Mourinho, but more is required as the Red Devils prepare to add Champions League football to their domestic workload.

Game Watford vs Manchester United
Date Saturday, September 15
Time 5:30pm BST / 12:30pm EST

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game will be shown on NBC Sports and streamed online via the NBC Sports Live app.

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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport and streamed via the BT Sport app.

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Squads & Team News


Position Watford players
Goalkeepers Foster, Gomes
Defenders Cathcart, Janmaat, Kabasele, Holebas, Prodl, Britos, Masina, Mariappa, Kiko
Midfielders Hughes, Pereyra, Doucoure, Capoue, Chalobah, Sema
Forwards Gray, Deeney, Success, Okaka

Watford have no fresh injury concerns to contend with, allowing them to build stability and continuity.

Gerard Deulofeu and Tom Cleverley are the only players stuck on the sidelines and unavailable to Javi Gracia.

Potential Watford XI: Foster; Janmaat, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas; Hughes, Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra; Deeney, Gray.

Position Manchester United players
Goalkeepers De Gea, Romero
Defenders Valencia, Darmian, Bailly, Smalling, Lindelof, Young
Midfielders Matic, McTominay, Fred, Fellaini, Pereira, Pogba, Mata
Forwards Lingard, Sanchez, Lukaku, Martial

Luke Shaw has not travelled with Mourinho’s squad after suffering concussion while away with England and international team-mate Marcus Rashford misses out as he serves a three-match ban.

Marouane Fellaini is back after sitting out Belgium duty due to a minor back problem, but Phil Jones is still nursing a hamstring complaint.

Sergio Romero returns to the fold after recovering from the ailment which dashed his 2018 World Cup dreams, while Diogo Dalot is not yet ready to make his .competitive debut.

Potential Man Utd XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Young; Fred, Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Sanchez; Lukaku.


Betting & Match Odds


Manchester United are firm favourites to emerge victorious, with bet365 pricing them at 19/20 to take all three points. Watford are considered to be 10/3 shots, with a draw available at 13/5.

Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.


Match Preview


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Manchester United desperately need to find their spark after falling six points adrift of the early pace-setters.

Watford sit among that group, with the Hornets having made the most of home comforts to burst out of the blocks.

Saturday’s clash with the Red Devils will be their fourth fixture of the season at Vicarage Road, with Burnley the only side they have faced on the road.

United’s last outing also saw them tread a path to Turf Moor, with a Romelu Lukaku brace offering welcome respite on the back of successive defeats.

Mourinho believes he remains the right man to get the Red Devils firing on all cylinders, with there still a long way to go in the 2018-19 campaign.

Gracia has already shown that he can be the coach to unlock Watford’s full potential, with the Spaniard enjoying a faultless opening to his first full season at the helm.

He could not have wished for a better start, but will be eager to avoid the curse of the Manger of the Month award having scooped the Premier League prize for August.

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