Man United vs Fulham
The Red Devils are going for the double, after lifting the Carabao Cup. This edition of the FA Cup seems quite empty without some of the top-rated teams in England. Only exception would be Pep Guardiola’s men.Meanwhile, Fulham are trying their best to break into the top tier of the Premier League, but they seem unable to make it happen.
The latest encounter ended in a 1-2 win for Erik ten Hag’s men, and they also won 11 of the past 13 clashes. They also have a 100% winning record at this venue in h2h meetings in the past 20 years, barring just two draws.The Red Devils are looking for ways to shake off the defeat they had at the hands of arch-rivals Liverpool. And this upcoming encounter seems like a good opportunity.Hag’s men are at home, where they have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival. Do also note that they won 18 of their past 20 appearances at the Old Trafford this season, whereas Fulham have just a single league win on the road in the past two months.Count on a win for Manchester United this Sunday.
The Devils scored 43 goals from their past 17 appearances at home, while Fulham let in two or more goals in two of their past three road trips. Note that Fulham also let in 34 goals from their past 12 visits to this venue.It looks like we are about to witness a high-scoring affair this weekend.The Devils will be extra careful after their shock defeat at the hands of Liverpool. Besides they kept a clean sheet in their latest game. And with Fulham having quite a worrying record at this venue over the years, chances are low for both teams to slot in goals this Sunday.
The Red Devils are going after a podium finish in the Premier League, and they are extra motivated after lifting the Carabao Cup.They are at home where they won 18 of their past 20 appearances, and they also have a 100% winning record at home in h2h clashes in the past 20 years, barring two draws.Fulham, who were winless in three of their past five road trips are expected to struggle this Sunday.Going on, they scored 43 goals from their past 17 appearances at home, and they also scored 34 goals from their last 12 clashes at this venue.They seem dead-determined to make amends for the Liverpool loss. The Over 2.5 Team Goals by Manchester United seem like a decent pick.
Prediction : Manchester United to Win and Over 2.5 Goals.
Brighton vs Grimsby
Brighton are a team that are hoping to qualify for one of the European spots in the English top flight, and have shown incredible consistency throughout this season.Meanwhile, Grimsby are part of the fourth tier of English football hierarchy, and even in the League Two, they are stuck in the mid-table.
The latest encounter at this venue ended in a 3-0 win for Brighton. They also have a perfect winning record at this stadium since 1991, barring a single fixture. They also scored three or more goals in all but one meeting at this ground.Brighton are a team going after a top-tier spot in the Premier League, and they are at home. On the other hand we have Grimsby, who are struggling to even hold a position in the mid-table in the fourth tier. Moreover, they have a poor h2h record against this rival.By all means, hosts Brighton are the favorites for this upcoming fixture.
Brighton scored three or more goals in all but one h2h meeting at this venue in the past 32 years. And considering the sheer difference in quality between the two teams, chances are higher for goals to come in plenty this Sunday.Grimsby scored a single goal in their last two road trips combined, while the hosts for the day let in just one goal in their last four appearances at this venue, combined.It is unlikely for both teams to slot in goals this weekend.
Brighton have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival, and they are also a team going after a top-five finish in the English Premier League the toughest domestic league in Europe. Note that they also won five of their past six appearances at home.On the other hand, Grimsby are part of the League Two, the fourth tier in English football. They are struggling to show consistency even there, and on top of all that, they have a worrying record against this opponent.Going on, they scored three or more goals in 100% of h2h clashes in the past three decades at this venue, barring a single game. They also scored five goals from their past two home games, while Grimsby have just two clean sheets on the road since September.By the looks of things, Over 1.5 First Half Goals looks like a decent pick.
Prediction : Brighton to Win and Brighton to score Over 1.5 Goals.
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