Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be pleased that his side still managed to secure a 3-1 win against Sevilla midweek despite fielding a weakened team.
It means some of his first-team players will be a lot fresher when they face Fulham at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon.
Manuel Akanji is expected to be available after picking up a knock, while Erling Haaland could be on the bench after stepping up his recovery from a foot injury. Kalvin Phillips (shoulder) and Kyle Walker (groin) are still unavailable.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Face Fulham:
Ederson, Stones, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva, Mahrez, Alvarez, Foden
Fulham boss Marco Silva is waiting to see whether Layvin Kurzawa (calf) comes through a fitness test, while Manor Solomon (knee) and Neeskens Kebano (Achilles) are long-term absentees. Bobby Decordova-Reid is suspended.
Fulham’s Predicted XI:
Leno, Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson, Reid, Pereira, Palhinha, Wilson, Mitrovic, Willian
The bookmakers have made City the strong favourites with Betway pricing them at 2/15 odds-on for the win. A draw is 9/1 with Sky Bet while a victory for the Cottagers is 20/1 at BetVictor.
Predicted Score – City to win 4-1
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