Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu has said that Fulham's match with Stoke City is much more important than the match with leaders Manchester City.

Fulham will be taking on these two clubs over the next few weeks. Martin Jol's have been unimpressive in the Premier league since the start of the season, but the midfielder believes that it will be about time Fulham star performing once again to their best in the league.

Inconsistency has been one of the main problems plaguing Fulham this season, but the recent results like the 5-2 win over Newcastle United is expected to push Fulham to their best.

As a result of their inconsistent performances this season, Fulham find themselves just a few points above the drop zone. This is a scenario the club previously saw under manager Lawrie Sanchez after being ultimately rescued by Roy Hodgson.

Roy Hodgson's exploits at Craven cottage still remain the benchmark for the upcoming managers. It is something that former Manchester City manager Mark Hughes failed to live up to and the manager Martin Jol is also struggling to do the same. It is one of the reasons for Dickson Etuhu branding the Stoke city matches being far more important to their league campaign than the match against leaders Manchester City.

“(Stoke) is probably the more important one for us and hopefully we can get the three points. It’s always tough when you play Stoke but we believe we can win at home. We’re looking to obviously go and win our home games and I’m sure that, if we play the way we can, we’ll do that," Dickson Etuhu said ahead of the match with Stoke city this weekend. At odds of 3/1, backing Fulham might be the best Premier League bet online this weekend.

Manchester City managed to beat Fulham 3-0 in a worsening condition at the Etihad Stadium last weekend.