Fulham vs. Manchester City: Preview and TV schedule

Richard Heathcote

Manchester City face Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday, looking to continue their good run of form.

Manchester City are unbeaten in their last four matches, netting six goals on their way to beating league leaders Arsenal last weekend. They're now within three points of the top of the table, and should march on with a victory away at struggling Fulham this weekend.

If the Fulham fans were expecting new manager René Meulensteen to spark an immediate revival, they'll be disappointed. The Cottagers lost 4-1 to Everton on the back of a 2-0 win over Aston Villa last weekend, and are now second-bottom of the table. It's hard to see them salvaging anything against a City team impressively well-endowed in attack.

However, the visitors will be without their star man Sergio Agüero though injury, as well as right-backs Pablo Zabaleta and Micah Richards. Stevan Jovetić and Matija Nastasić both face late fitness tests. For Fulham, Hugo Rodallega and Brede Hangeland are suspended, while Fernando Amorebieta is doubtful with a hamstring problem.

Fulham injuries and suspensions

Out: Hugo Rodallega (groin), Brede Hangeland (back). In doubt: Fernando Amorebieta (hamstring).

Manchester City injuries and suspensions

Out: Sergio Agüero (calf), Pablo Zabaleta (hamstring), Micah Richards (hamstring). In doubt: Stevan Jovetić (calf), Matija Nastasić (calf).

Projected lineups

Fulham: Maarten Stekelenburg; John Arne Riise, Aaron Hughes, Philippe Senderos, Sascha Riether; Steve Sidwell, Scott Parker, Giorgos Karagounis; Alexander Kačaniklić, Dimitar Berbatov, Ashkan Dejagah

Manchester City: Costel Pantilimon; Gaël Clichy, Vincent Kompany, Martín Demichelis, Dedryck Boyata; Yaya Touré, Fernandinho; Samir Nasri, David Silva, Jesús Navas; Álvaro Negredo.

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 3 p.m. local, 10 a.m. ET

Venue: Craven Cottage, London, England

TV: NBC Sports Network, Mun2 (U.S.), TSN2 (Canada)

Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.)

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