The quarter-final round of the FA is set to conclude on Sunday, and in the final match of the weekend, we will see Manchester United welcome Fulham to Old Trafford to do battle for a place in the final four of the competition. Having already wrapped up their first piece of silverware in almost a decade in the League Cup, United will be looking to complete the domestic double while still eyeing European Cup success as well as an outside chance of competing for the league title. United have won four of their last six matches, which included wins over Real Betis in both legs of the Europa League, as well as a 3-1 win over West Ham United in the previous round of this competition. The Red Devils are unbeaten against Fulham in their last six encounters, and with the form they’re in, they will fancy extending that record with another win in this one.
Fulham has emerged as one of the surprise packages of this season and has gotten themselves into European Cup contention, currently placed ninth in the Premier League with 39 points in 27 matches, just five points behind Newcastle in fifth. However, Fulham does come into this match having lost their last two matches against Arsenal and Brentford, which takes their recent record to three wins, one draw, and two losses in their last six matches. The visitors beat Sunderland 3-2 in the last round and now face their toughest task in this competition to date. It’s going to be a difficult one for the Cottagers, but they will give it all they have as they aim to reach their sixth-ever semi-final FA Cup appearance in this one.
The hosts have been one of the most in-form sides since the World Cup break, with the only major blemish on their record being their away loss to Liverpool a couple of weeks ago. However, on their home patch, they have looked incredible and will be in no mood to relinquish their stellar record. Our Manchester United v Fulham prediction is a win for the hosts.