On Wednesday night Premier League leaders Manchester United travel to Fulham where they face a side sat in 18th place.
Fulham go into the game on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat by Chelsea — but prior to that were unbeaten in six matches across all competitions.
Scott Parker will be without key players such as Antonee Robinson and top scorer Bobby De Cordova-Reid, so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be aiming to take advantage of that at Craven Cottage.
United have been brilliant on the road this season — unbeaten away from home in the Premier League since 19th January 2019. That counts for 12 matches in the league and a lot of bookmakers fancy the Reds to make it 13 against Fulham.
It remains to be seen whether Solskjaer will use the trip to Fulham to rest several players after Sunday’s goalless draw against Liverpool showed s few of our lads looking tired. Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford have both played lots of football this season and it wouldn’t surprise us if the Portuguese star was benched for this one. That could give Donny van de Beek the chance to step in and show what he’s about again.
The Netherlands international has been on the first-team fringes since joining United from Ajax in the summer. Edwin van der Sar has urged the player to remain patient because he’s heard positive things about the midfielder in training from people working at the club.
I fancy Edinson Cavani to come back into the side and get on the scoresheet. You might get decent odds on him as first goalscorer and I would suggest adding United to win the game outright to your bet as well.
We could also see Mason Greenwood could into the line-up on the right flank — with either Anthony Martial or Rashford on the left.
Paul Pogba is trying to build on his solid displays and the Frenchman doesn’t need a rest midweek after missing enough football over the past year.
Ultimately, United’s draw against Liverpool won’t be seen as a point gained unless Solskjaer’s men go on now to beat Fulham and Sheffield United next in the league. There’s an FA Cup clash with Liverpool in between which will definitely play on the manager’s mind when selecting his team at Craven Cottage.