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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's winning run won't come under threat from a trip to Fulham with Man United set to enjoy a comfortable visit to west London.


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Fulham v Manchester United (1230 GMT, Sky Sports Premier League)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: The Norwegian thanks Manchester United's travelling support at Leicester
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The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bandwagon shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon and a trip to Craven Cottage should offer few problems to this resurgent Manchester United side.

Fulham may have won a couple of home games of late but their record against 'big six' sides is truly awful and they are still leaking goals at record rates, so goals could be plentiful in this early kick-off.

There hasn't been quite the same flourish in United's draws with Burnley and victory at Leicester, where they have had to grind out results somewhat, but if you are looking for the first defeat of Solskjaer's reign then you are probably looking at the wrong game here.

With United big odds-on shots we are looking at goals for our best betting angle, and many will point to the fact that there's been over 3.5 goals in six of the last eight meetings, but United's defence hasn't been too bad at all, and a clean sheet at Leicester is a more difficult task than at Fulham.

Marcus Rashford has looked razor sharp under Solskjaer and the way Fulham have been defending of late it's almost unthinkable that he wouldn't find the net again in a win for United just like at Leicester.


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Prediction: Fulham 0-2 Man Utd (Sky Bet odds: 15/2)
With doubts over Andre Schurrle it could mean a crucial cutting edge is missing from Fulham - who didn't get a shot on target against Crystal Palace last time out. United should win comfortably so this could even be a conservative scoreline.

Best bet: Man Utd to win to nil at 2/1
The fact United's defence still is not getting any credit means Fulham will fancy getting a goal, but Leicester and Tottenham couldn't get one at home so there's no reason why the visitors couldn't get another away clean sheet for us to go collect on this.

Goals: Marcus Rashford first goalscorer at 4/1
We're not thinking too far outside the box here but rather riding the hot hand, and Rashford has been looking superb under the Norwegian's management and his eye should be lighting up at facing a side that's conceded as many as Fulham have this season.

RequestABet: Man United to win to nil, Marcus Rashford to score first at 11/1


Fulham v Manchester United Opta stats

Ryan Babel directs a header towards goal
Ryan Babel directs a header towards goal
  • Fulham have won just three of their 27 Premier League games against Manchester United (D5 L19), with two of those victories coming at Craven Cottage in 2009.
  • Man Utd are unbeaten in 10 Premier League contests against Fulham, winning eight and drawing two.
  • Only against Arsenal (20) have Fulham lost more Premier League matches than they have versus Man Utd (19).
  • Fulham have won two of their last three home Premier League games (L1), as many as they had in their previous 11 at Craven Cottage (W2 D5 L4). They’ve not won back-to-back home games in the competition since April 2013.
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their eight Premier League games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (W7 D1), netting 20 goals and conceding just six.
  • Manchester United are looking to win six consecutive away games in all competitions for the first time since May 2009.
  • Fulham have lost 22 of their last 23 Premier League meetings with ‘big six’ sides (D1) since beating Spurs 1-0 in March 2013, losing all eight this season by an aggregate score of 5-25.
  • 80% of Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic’s Premier League goals this season have come in home games (8/10).
  • Marcus Rashford has made 8% of his total Premier League appearances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (8/100). However, in that time he’s scored 23% of his total Premier League goals (6/26).
  • Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri has picked up just two wins in his 13 Premier League matches against Man Utd (W2 D6 L5), losing the last three in a row. Only versus Arsenal (5) and Charlton (4) has Ranieri lost four consecutive Premier League games versus a single opponent.

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