Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Fulham FC (FA Cup 4th Round)

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Since February of 2018, when Manchester City lost to Wigan, the Citizens have won seven straight in the FA Cup, rolling up an aggregate score of 30-4 in that perfect run of form. City will host Fulham in the FA Cup 4th round on Sunday, and then the following Wednesday, host intra-city rival United in the EFL Cup semifinal.

It’s City’s home leg of the Manchester Derby semifinal tie, and they’ll bring a 3-1 lead into the meeting from the road leg. City boss Pep Guardiola gave a very straight-forward answer about overwork and fixture congestion that can sometimes ensure from advancing through various competitions.

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 “The Carabao and FA Cup will be played, maybe we could cancel the replays, maybe there could be less games in the Championship for example, less teams in the Championship or the Premier League,” Guardiola said.

“I come here, you ask me a question and I was honest but I don’t think [about] what they have to do because it’s not my business. My business is to prepare my team day-by-day. When they decide these games, we do it.”

Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Fulham FC (FA Cup 4th Round)

B. Silva      Jesus       Mahrez

Gundogan      Foden      Rodri

Walker     Garcia       Fernandinho      Zinchenko

Bravo

Manchester City vs Fulham FC FYIs

Kickoff: City of Manchester Stadium, Jan 26, 1pm

Team news for both sides: go to this link

Head to Head: City are undefeated in 14 matches against Fulham (W11, D3)

Key stat/fact: City have won the past eight meetings in all competitions, by an aggregate score of 23-3.

Prediction: Manchester City 4, Fulham 0

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  1. Fulham will win

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