Leeds United vs Fulham FC betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

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Leeds United vs Fulham FC betting tips

This article covers Leeds United vs Fulham FC betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Leeds United vs Fulham FC betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

WHICHFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Nike Premier League Strike Football photographed on April 23, 2020 in Whichford, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. No Premier League matches have been played since March 9th due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by VISIONHAUS)

Leeds United vs Fulham FC: Match details

Match: Leeds United vs Fulham FC

Competition: Premier League

Date: September 19, 2020

Kick-off time: 3:00 pm, September 19, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Elland Road

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 03: Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on April 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Leeds United vs Fulham FC betting prediction: Leeds United 2 – 1 Fulham FC

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Saturday’s Premier League fixtures pits two teams against each other still trying to register their first win of the season. Leeds welcomes Fulham to Elland Road for this Premier League match between two teams tipped for the drop.

 

There have been just 6 meetings between these two sides in the Premier League. The Cottagers have the slight upper hand in the head-to-head, with 3 wins to Leeds United’s 2, from the 6 Premier League encounters.

 

Although, the sides have met numerous times throughout the years in the old First Division and in the Championship. Overall, the record stands at 7 wins apiece from 22 matches.

 

More recently though, Leeds have struggled to find a win in this fixture. Their 3-0 win last season at Elland Road was Leeds’ first win in 8 against Fulham.

Elland Road

LEEDS, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Leeds United corner flag before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Leeds United vs Fulham FC: What are the betting odds?

The previous visit of Fulham to Elland Road ended in a home win. Leeds are the 4/7 favourites to win again this weekend.

 

Recent matches between these sides are often cagey affairs ending in a stalemate, with 5 of the last 8 games ending in a draw. Odds of 14/5 are available if you see Leeds and Fulham cancelling each other out on Saturday.

 

Fulham won the last Premier League match between these sides, 2-0 at Craven Cottage back in 2004. They are the 5/1 underdogs to win at Elland Road.

Leeds United vs Fulham FC – recent form and head to head statistics

Leeds United vs Fulham FC form
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Leeds United vs Fulham FC - 4:3
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Leeds United vs Hull City - 1:1
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Liverpool FC vs Leeds United - 4:3
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Leeds United vs Charlton Athletic - 4:0
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Derby County vs Leeds United - 1:3
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Leeds United vs Fulham FC - 4:3
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Ipswich Town vs Fulham FC - 0:1
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Fulham FC vs Arsenal FC - 0:3
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Brentford FC vs Fulham FC - 1:2
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Fulham FC vs Cardiff City - 1:2
Last 5 games for Leeds United
September 19, 2020Premier League 20/21Leeds United4 - 3Fulham FC
September 16, 2020EFL Cup 20/21Leeds United1 - 1Hull City
September 12, 2020Premier League 20/21Liverpool FC4 - 3Leeds United
July 22, 2020Championship 19/20Leeds United4 - 0Charlton Athletic
July 19, 2020Championship 19/20Derby County1 - 3Leeds United
Last 5 games for Fulham FC
September 19, 2020Premier League 20/21Leeds United4 - 3Fulham FC
September 16, 2020EFL Cup 20/21Ipswich Town0 - 1Fulham FC
September 12, 2020Premier League 20/21Fulham FC0 - 3Arsenal FC
August 4, 2020Championship 19/20Brentford FC1 - 2Fulham FC
July 30, 2020Championship 19/20Fulham FC1 - 2Cardiff City
Leeds United vs Fulham FC Premier League 20/21 form
Leeds UnitedFulham FC
2Matches played2
1Matches won0
12Goal attempts15
8Shots on goal7
1Shots off goal5
5Corner kicks5
52%Average ball possession46%
3Shots blocked3
1Cards given4
19Free kicks22
8Offsides2
7Goals by foot3
7Goals scored3
7Goals conceded7
Leeds United vs Fulham FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Leeds UnitedFulham FC
17Matches17
9Home Matches8
8Away Matches9
20Total Goals18
1.18Average Goals Scored1.06
5Wins6
6Losses5
6Draws6
Last 5 games & match results between Leeds United and Fulham FC
September 19, 2020Premier League 20/21Leeds United4 - 3Fulham FC
June 27, 2020Championship 19/20Leeds United3 - 0Fulham FC
December 21, 2019Championship 19/20Fulham FC2 - 1Leeds United
April 3, 2018Championship 17/18Fulham FC2 - 0Leeds United
August 15, 2017Championship 17/18Leeds United0 - 0Fulham FC

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and West Ham United at Craven Cottage on December 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Leeds United vs Fulham FC: Recommended bets

101 Great Goals’ prediction of Leeds 2 – 1 Fulham is available at odds of 8/1.

 

Leeds’s won the most recent match against Fulham back in June by a scoreline of 3-0. A repeat of this score on Saturday is available at odds of 12/1.

 

Fulham’s last win at Elland Road was back in 2014 in the Championship. You can back them at 14/1 for the same 0-1 scoreline here on Saturday.

 

The omens aren’t good if you are looking forward to an exciting, high-scoring, game. Since the turn of the millennium, there have been under 2.5 goals in 12 of the 16 matches between them in all competitions. You can back another low scoring game here on Saturday with odds of 10/11 for under 2.5 goals.

 

Although, both games last season saw over 2.5 goals. Another over 2.5 goals game is available at odds of 10/11.

 

Rodrigo was Leeds’ big money signing this summer. The 29-year-old Spanish international centre-forward was signed from Valencia in a £27m deal. Rodrigo made a brief cameo against Liverpool but could start against Fulham and is the favourite to get on the scoresheet at 7/5. You can back the Brazilian-born striker at 9/2 to grab the game’s opening goal.

 

Aleksandar Mitrovic (above) was a rare bright spark in an otherwise disappointing season for Fulham when they were last in the Premier League. The Serbian international scored 11 goals for Fulham in the Premier League. He followed this up with an impressive 26 in 40 games in the Championship. The 26-year-old centre-forward is 9/4 to score against Leeds United at the weekend. Or 7/1 to do so as the game’s first scorer.

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: Chris Wood of Leeds United celebrates scoring his second goal with Kalvin Phillips during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Leeds United at St Andrews (stadium) on March 3, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Leeds United vs Fulham FC: Match preview

These two teams exchanged home wins when they faced each other last season in the Championship. This includes a 3-0 win for Leeds United when they last met at Elland Road. It brought an end to a run of 8 straight games without a win in this head-to-head.

 

However, since then a lot has changed. Perhaps looking back to the tail end of an unusual Championship campaign interrupted by COVID lockdown won’t tell us that much about this match.

 

Instead, looking back at last weekend’s matches, we can get ideas from each team’s successes and failures what this match may have instore.

 

Firstly, looking at goalkeeping, and Marek Rodak didn’t have a great game for Fulham. He saved only 50% of the shots on target he faced last weekend, and conceded 1 goal more than post-shot expected goals models suggest he should have; only Matt Ryan of Brighton had a worse performance last weekend. Alphonse Areola, signed on loan from PSG, will likely replace him at some point as Fulham’s #1, possibly even for this Saturday’s match.

 

Meanwhile, 20-year-old Illan Meslier had a decent performance in his Premier League debut. His shot stopping was around par, conceding four from two penalties, a point-blank van Dijk header and an unstoppable Mo Salah strike into the top corner.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: Jean Michael Seri of Fulham reacts after a missed chance during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Fulham FC at Vitality Stadium on April 20, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Leeds United vs Fulham FC: Feeling the pressure

The other thing we should focus on is something that is becoming increasingly important in the modern game; pressure.

 

Leeds had 61 successful pressures against Liverpool, more than any other Premier League side on opening weekend. The majority of their pressures came in mid or low-blocks suggesting they wanted to restrict the space Liverpool had by not engaging high on the pitch, but also engage frequently once in a block to prevent them having time on the ball in the final third.

 

Fulham’s attempts at pressing Arsenal was highlighted on Match of the Day. Specifically, their attempts to press Arsenal in the attacking 3rd of the pitch. Despite having the 5th highest attempted pressures in the league, they had the 2nd lowest number of successes with 29 (only 28 for West Brom was lower). They also had the tied-worst success rate with Spurs, with 19.5%.

 

Given how active both teams want to be without the ball, the victor of this match will likely be the team that can best play through the pressure of the other. Given that Bielsa is one of the pioneers of such football in Europe, his side will likely come out on top this weekend.

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BRISTOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 04:Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on August 04, 2019 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Leeds United team news vs Fulham FC

Gaetano Berardi remains ruled out for Leeds. He suffered an ACL injury back in July and isn’t expected to feature again for Leeds this season.

 

Adam Forshaw has been out with a pelvic injury for nearly a year now. Despite returning to full training, he didn’t feature for Leeds in pre-season and will likely see reserve action to find match sharpness before playing in the Premier League.

 

Jay-Roy Grot is another played ruled out. He has an infection and no return date has been specified as of yet but isn’t expected to play until 2021.

 

Liam Cooper missed Leeds opening game of the season at Anfield. He failed a fitness test due to a calf injury sustained on international duty with Scotland. Cooper is expected to return to action this weekend replacing Pascal Struijk in the starting XI.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 04: Joe Bryan of Fulham celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final match between Brentford and Fulham at Wembley Stadium on August 04, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Fulham FC team news vs Leeds United

Jean Michael Seri is expected to be the only player unavailable to Parker for selection this weekend. He is lacking fitness and will likely feature for Fulham’s reserves in the coming weeks.

 

Anthony Knockaert is expected to make his Premier League debut for Fulham. The 28-year-old former France U21 international signed for the club this summer for £10.5m having previously been on loan at the club.

 

Alphonse Areola could make his first appearance for the club. The French international was a surprise loan signing from PSG and he likely didn’t make the move to sit on the bench, as he did last weekend.

 

Mario Lemina is another who could make his Fulham debut this weekend. After spending last season on loan at Galatasaray in Turkey, the Southampton defensive-midfielder joined Fulham on loan this summer.

 

Kenny Tete, Ola Aina and Antonee Robinson are the other summer signings who will be hoping to benefit from any shake-up in the starting XI to make their debuts for the club.

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Predicted Leeds United line-up vs Fulham FC

Leeds United's predicted XI to face Fulham FC.

Leeds United’s predicted XI to face Fulham FC.

Predicted Fulham FC line-up vs Leeds United

Fulham FC's predicted XI to face Leeds United.

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