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Leicester City vs Fulham betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds

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Match preview

Will Fulham’s excellent form continue?

On New Year’s Eve, the Cottagers won again, this time beating Southampton 2-1 in West London.

Andreas Pereira’s deflected shot followed by João Palhinha’s 88th minute header snatching the points.

Aleksandar Mitrović did see a 96th minute penalty saved, but this was a mere footnote.

So, Marco Silva’s side have won both games since the World Cup, also hammering Crystal Palace 3-0 in Boxing Day.

This leaves the Whites seventh; that’s Fulham’s highest-ever top-flight finish, achieved in 2009.

Leicester City meantime are down in 13th, eight points worse off than their visitors from the capital.

The Foxes were last in action on Friday night, beaten 2-1 at Anfield, despite Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall early opener.

Liverpool turned it round thanks to not one but two comedy Wout Faes own goal, the Belgian becoming just the fourth player in Premier League history to score put through his own net twice in the same game.

Before the hiatus, Brendan Rodgers’ side had won four out of five, but have now lost both since the restart.

This one at the King Power could go either-way.

Leicester City team news

James Maddison is still sidelined due to a knee injury, while James Justin, Ricardo Pereira and Jonny Evans are all also injured.

So, despite his pair of own goals on Friday, Wout Faes, who’s otherwise been excellent in recent months, will keep his place.

Out of contract Youri Tielemans was surprisingly only a substitute in that one, but could return in place of Boubakary Soumaré.

Patson Daka hobbled off after just 15 minutes at Anfield, so Jamie Vardy could lead the line here; Kelechi Ịheanachọ is also an option.

Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Ward; Castagne, Amartey, Faes, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans, Pérez, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Vardy.

Fulham team news

Having won both games since the restart, there’s little reason for Marco Silva to tinker.

Aleksandar Mitrović has already scored ten Premier League goals this season, but has never scored in seven appearances against Leicester, only facing Zulte Waregem as often without netting.

The Serbian and right-back Kenny Tete would miss next Thursday’s derby against Chelsea if booked here.

Overall, Fulham’s XI could be unchanged from Saturday’s win; Kevin Mbabu and Neeskens Kebano are out long-term.

Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed, Pereira, Decordova-Reid, Willian, Mitrović.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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