- Back City To Win and Both Teams To Score at 6/4 with Ladbrokes
- Bet Sergio Aguero Scores Hat-Trick at 11/1 with William Hill
Manchester City’s Premier League title defence has started pretty well, with Pep Guardiola’s side landing a victory at Arsenal along with home wins over Huddersfield and Newcastle.
There were points dropped at Molineux, although it appears this will be a difficult ground for any team to visit this season. City are now looking to get a winning run going considering that Liverpool and Chelsea are showing early signs of being strong.
Unsurprisingly, the football bookmakers have the champions pegged as overwhelming favourites to win Saturday’s clash against Fulham, although odds of 1/9 with Ladbrokes are not for the faint-hearted - the Cottagers don’t look like a mug team.
Can Fulham Force A Draw?
Slavisa Jokanovic engineered a Fulham promotion through the Championship play-offs last season and the London side have bounced back from a couple of early defeats to beat Burnley 4-2, and draw 2-2 at Brighton.
Fulham were two goals ahead against the Seagulls and they have been creating chances in every game played thus far, including a 3-1 defeat away to Tottenham where the game was in the balance at 1-1 before Spurs managed to pull away.
Bet365 offers 9/1 that this game ends all square and there is something to be said for the way in which Newcastle kept things tight at the Etihad recently, although this Fulham defence does look like conceding goals - nine have been let in already.
Therefore, we quite like the 6/4 that City win the game and both teams score in this clash. That’s on offer with Ladbrokes, and worth a bet with the Cottagers having found the net in their past three encounters, and clearly determined to play attacking football irrespective of the opponents.
Scoreline Betting Options
This game looks like a potential goal-fest and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see something like a 5-2 winning scoreline, in favour of a home side who need no invitation to plunder goals at home, as they demonstrated when winning 6-1 against Huddersfield.
BetVictor have 55/1 about a 5-2 scoreline and the 6-1 victory can be backed at 35/1 with the same firm. It’s clear that Fulham’s defence is altogether shaky at the moment and perhaps that’s partly due to their attacking intent.
The bookmakers do expect both teams to find the net in this clash, with Paddy Power chalking up a best price 4/5 that this happens at the Etihad, although some firms are much shorter, and that includes 10Bet with their 4/6 quote about this happening.
Goalscorer Betting Tips
Sergio Aguero might have drawn a blank against Newcastle last time out, but it won’t stop the punters coming for him at 5/2 to score anytime with William Hill, while the same bookmaker has 11/1 that the Argentine scores his second hat-trick of the season.
Raheem Sterling is a good value alternative in the First Goalscorer market, with Ladbrokes chalking up 11/2 for Sterling to score first - the player having broken the deadlock against Arsenal and Newcastle. It should be noted though that he was left out of the team against Huddersfield.
Have A Handicap Bet!
If you think City can run Fulham ragged, then the Asian Handicap could be the market for you. Unibet have 28/29 that Manchester City wins with a -2.5 handicap.
Others might think that Fulham make more appeal with a two-goal start. The Cottagers are evens with a +2.5 goal start, and might catch City on the cold side considering many players will be returning from international duty.