Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Manchester City play host to Fulham at their Etihad Stadium in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup. The Citizens aim to win everything in the 2018/2019 season and we predict that they are going to stick to their attacking style of play against Fulham. Gabriel Jesus is likely to lead the line for the hosts against the Cottagers and we believe that they are going to make it to the quarter-finals. Slavisa Jokanovic’s men, on the other hand, continue to struggle in the Premier League, with the team suffering a 3-0 loss to Bournemouth in their last league fixture. The capital club are low on confidence ahead of the trip to Manchester and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling the Citizens’ party at Etihad Stadium. In their last meeting at Etihad Stadium Man City recorded a 3-0 win over Fulham.
Highlighted Player (David Silva):
David Silva is a product of Valencia’s youth system. Born on 8 January, 1986, the highly rated footballer made his debut in the 2004/2005 campaign and went on to score a total of 21 goals for the Estadio de Mestalla outfit. In 2010, the Spanish midfielder signed a deal with Premier League side Manchester City and he has already won two domestic championships with the free-spending club.
In the 2015/2016 season David Silva and Co. faced Real Madrid in the Champions League semis, but the Spanish giants proved to be a big catch for the Citizens in the two-legged tie. Silva plays as an attacking midfielder, but he is capable of playing as winger or a second striker as well.
He is well known for his possession-retaining qualities and, as a result, he got the nicknames “Merlin” and “El Mago”. David Silva won the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy with Spain, while winning Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 with La Roja as well.
Highlighted Team (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Premier League. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition, but managed to return in season 2018/2019.
Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight.
Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League.
The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.