Soccer Picks & Betting Tips for Manchester City vs. Fulham

Steven Suarez

Thursday, March 20, 2014 6:18 PM GMT

Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014 6:18 PM GMT

The Citizens are the largest favorites of anyone in this weekend's Premier League action and we'd be shocked if they faltered at home to Fulham. Who are the betting odds favoring in this premier league matchup?

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Odds Overview

The staggering soccer betting odds have City favored in the -550 to -650 range, which leaves the Cottagers as a massive underdog. You can back Fulham at as low of a price as +1000, but some sites go up as high as +2000, signaling just how tough this will be for Felix Magath's men.

Manchester City

Now that City's out of the Champions League and F.A. Cup, they can put more focus into the Premier League race, which is as tight as we can remember it being in quite some time.

It seemed to work in the Citizens' favor in their 2-0 away win over Hull City last weekend.

It could have been way worse, considering City went down a man after just 10 minute, with Vincent Kompany receiving his marching orders for a silly challenge on Nikica Jelavic. However, the Citizens showed their fortitude and still managed to get the win. Of course, David Silva's wonder goal helped the cause, as did Edin Dzeko's late finish that sealed the deal.

City is now in fourth place, but still have games in hand on the top three. They're six points back of league-leading Chelsea, but have three matches to make up on Mourinho's men, meaning they're still in a great position.

It only helps that the Citizens get to return to the Etihad, where they've been practically unstoppable in league play. They've won 12 of 13 matches there outright, with 43 goals scored and only nine conceded. Can't get much better than that.

Fulham 

At this juncture in the campaign, any points are more than welcome for a team is such a precarious position.

The Cottagers are still in last place in the Premier League, but they earned what could turn out to be three incredibly important points in a 1-0 home win over Newcastle this past weekend. Sure, the Magpies were missing the likes of Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy, but a win's a win and that's all that matters for Felix Magath at this point.

As it stands, Fulham is now four points away from escaping the relegation zone, meaning there's still a chance they can avoid the fateful move-down. Obviously getting a win at the Etihad will be next to impossible, but even a point from this trip would be considered a giant success.

We know Magath will have his team well-drilled and in the best possible physical shape. They're going to need it in a match where they're sure to be chasing rather than controlling possession.

The Cottagers' away form has left a lot to be desired though, so we're not holding our breath for a great result from the visitors on Saturday. They've won just three times and are allowing an average of 2.3 goals per match when playing away from home.

Soccer Picks: Premier League Betting Futures

Premier League Pick

This should be fairly straightforward for the Citizens.

As you know, their home form has been ridiculously strong, while Fulham has lost 10 of 15 matches away from Craven Cottage, scoring 12 goals while allowing 34, the most of any team in the Premier League.

Add it up, along with City's motivation to keep pace with the rest of the top four, and we see nothing other than a routine victory for the home side. They should prove their superiority, and as one of our soccer picks we're selecting them to get the full three points. 

Soccer Pick: Manchester City 3 Fulham 0

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