Manchester City vs Fulham: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

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Pep Guardiola's side welcome the newly-promoted Cottagers to the Etihad Stadium in their first game back after the international break

Manchester City will be hoping their side are back on form following the end of the international break.

The defending Premier League champions won their most recent game against Newcastle 2-1, and Pep Guardiola will be eager for his side to earn three points in a bid to return to the top of the table.

Meanwhile, newly promoted Fulham have just one win under their belt in the league and took a point from Brighton following their 2-2 draw before the break. 

Game Manchester City vs Fulham
Date Saturday, September 15
Time 3:00pm BST / 10:00am EST

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game will be shown on NBC Sports and streamed online via the NBC Sports Live app .

US TV channel Online stream
NBC Sports NBC Sports Live

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game is not being shown on TV or via live stream but can be listened to on BBC Radio 5 Live. 

UK TV channel Audio
N/A BBC Radio 5 Live

Squads & Team News

Position Manchester City players
Goalkeepers Ederson, Muric
Defenders Stones, Otamendi, Laporte, Walker, Kompany, Mendy, Danilo
Midfielders B. Silva, D. Silva, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Delph, De Bruyne, Foden, Brahim
Forwards Sane, Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling, Jesus

City remain without Kevin De Bruyne due to an extended knee injury. Raheem Sterling is confirmed to be now be fit again following a back problem that saw him withdraw from the England squad. 

Confirmed Man City starting XI : Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Delph, Fernandinho, D. Silva, B.Silva, Sterling, Sane, Aguero.

Position Fulham players
Goalkeepers Bettinelli, Rico, Fabri
Defenders Odoi, Chambers, Ream, Le Marchand, Fosu-Mensah, Christie, Bryan, Mawson
Midfielders Sessegnon, McDonald, Kebano, Johansen, Cairney, Seri, Anguissa, Cisse
Forwards Mitrovic, Ayite, Schurrle, Vietto, Kamara

Midfielder Neeskens Kebano remains out injured with a broken ankle. Tom Cairney is also unlikely to play after pulling out of the Scotland squad for games against Belgium and Albania due to an ankle injury 

Confirmed Fulham starting XI : Bettinelli, Christie, Odoi, Mawson, Johansen, Seri, McDonald, Schurrle, Mitrovic, Vietto, Sessegnon.

Betting & Match Odds

Manchester City are priced at odds of winning 1/8 according to  bet 365 , while a draw is available at 9/1. A win for the Cottagers is up for 25/1.

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Match Preview

Ryan Sessegnon Fulham 2018-19

Manchester City have made a decent start to the season, only dropping points in their draw against Wolves, but Guardiola will be eager for his side to return to the top of the table. 

Guardiola used the break to carefully study Saturday's opponents and was complimentary of their style of play.

“I was delighted by them. Usually, there is not too much time to watch opponents but in this case, we have had two weeks," said the Spaniard.

“I had time and I saw three games. I was really impressed. I understood when I watched them the reason why they are in the Premier League. They have really good players, experienced players and they try and (I like) the way they want to play."

Slavisa Jokanovic's side have secured just one win, one draw and suffered two defeats so far in their first season back in the top-flight and has confessed that the Man City game will not be an easy one. 

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"It wouldn't be a surprise if I said it's one of the most difficult games for a team who's recently been promoted," the Fulham boss said ahead of the game. 

"We know how they play football, we know it's not easy to play at the Etihad. From another side, we interpret it as an exciting game. We're not giving up before kick-off or anything like that."

Manchester City are favourites to win Saturday's game, having lost just two of 40 games under Guardiola at the Etihad.