Leeds United will be taking on away side Fulham at Elland Road in this Premier League tie on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Leeds United v Fulham game - plus the latest match odds.
Leeds United head into this game following a 1-1 EFL Cup drawn match versus Hull City.
In that game, Leeds United managed 65% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Leeds United was Ezgjan Alioski (90'). For their opponents, Hull City got 19 shots on goal with 7 on target. Mallik Wilks (5') scored for Hull City.
Leeds United haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have hit an aggregate of 13 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 6.
Coming into this contest, Leeds United are unbeaten in their previous 8 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Fulham come into this match after a 0-1 EFL Cup win in the defeat of Ipswich Town in their last match.
In that game, Fulham had 69% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fulham was Aleksandar Mitrović (38'). Ipswich Town got 5 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Scott Parker's Fulham have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 7 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during those matches equals 7.
Analysis of their past results shows that Fulham:
- haven't beaten Leeds United in away games against them for the last 4 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 16/08/2016 shows that Leeds United have won 1 of these games and Fulham 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
A sum of 12 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 from The Whites and 6 created by The Cottagers. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The previous league game between these sides was Championship match day 39 on 27/06/2020 when it finished Leeds United 3-0 Fulham.
On that day, Leeds United had 42% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Goals were scored by Patrick Bamford (10'), Ezgjan Alioski (56') and Jack Harrison (71').
At the other end, Fulham got 12 shots at goal with 5 on target.
The referee was Tony Harrington.
Team News: Leeds United
Adam Forshaw (Hip Injury) and Jay-Roy Grot (Infection) are unavailable for Leeds Utd gaffer Marcelo Bielsa.
It seems likely that The Whites should line up in a 4-1-4-1 formation this time and select Illan Meslier, Stuart Dallas, Pascal Struijk, Robin Koch, Luke Ayling, Kalvin Phillips, Jack Harrison, Mateusz Klich, Pablo Hernandez, Helder Costa and Patrick Bamford.
Team News: Fulham
With a fully injury-free squad to pick from, Fulham boss Scott Parker doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
We’re of the thinking that The Cottagers seem likely to utilise a 4-3-3 formation, starting the game with Alphonse Areola, Kenny Tete, Tim Ream, Michael Hector, Joe Bryan, Andre Zambo Anguissa, Harrison Reed, Tom Cairney, Neeskens Kebano, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ivan Cavaleiro.
We feel that Leeds United will probably convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
In contrast, Fulham may well struggle to get a goal of their own although we do reckon that they could well end up managing to get on the scoresheet, too.
We’re tipping a decent 3-1 margin for Leeds United by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Elland Road (37,890)
Captain: Liam Cooper
Chairman: Andrea Radrizzani
Manager: Marcelo Bielsa
Competitions: Premier League position 15, League Cup (Second Round)