Fulham vs Leicester City Predictions
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- Both teams found the net when Fulham last played Leicester in November.
- Both teams have scored in five of Leicester’s last seven Premier League matches.
- Fulham have drawn seven of their last nine Premier League fixtures.
- Both teams have notched in four of Leicester’s last five away assignments.
Fulham proving tough to beat
Fulham produced one of their best performances since their promotion in the reverse fixture between the Cottagers and Leicester back in November, and Scott Parker’s dogged side could be awkward opponents for the Foxes again on Wednesday.
The Londoners turned a six-pointer into a one-pointer on Saturday when they held fellow relegation candidates WBA to a 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns, and though they did well to equalize late on through Ivan Cavaleiro, the tie did little to improve their lot overall.
A run of just two defeats in nine Premier League tests since early December points to a keener competitive edge however, and Fulham won’t be rolled over easily on Wednesday by Champions League chasing Leicester.
Foxes hit a bump
Leicester haven’t enjoyed many home comforts this season and the Foxes came up short at the King Power Stadium again on Sunday in a 3-1 reverse against Leeds.
With key performers Wilfred Ndidi and Jamie Vardy missing, City were easily second best against the Yorkshiremen, and the same duo’s absence on Wednesday could prove just as crucial.
Both teams to score at Craven Cottage
Bettors could be tempted to look at Fulham in the double chance market this week, and there is merit to that train of thought, especially after the Cottagers’ impressive 2-1 win at Leicester earlier in the campaign.
However, backing both teams to score on Wednesday is advised instead in what should prove a game of fine margins at Craven Cottage.
Fulham have already swapped goals with big hitters Liverpool (1-1), Tottenham (1-1) and Manchester United (1-2) since early December, and their running power up front should cause Leicester a headache or two this week.
City rarely fail to notch themselves however, even with the razor-sharp Vardy sidelined, and they have enough game changers in James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemens to threaten most opponents.
Indeed, both teams to score punters have been rewarded in five of Leicester’s last seven Premier League assignments, and goals at both ends look on the cards again when Brendan Rodgers team visits the capital.
Our 1-1 correct score prediction meanwhile, sees Leicester slipping up for the third game on the spin. Fulham are fast becoming the division’s draw specialists, and having seven of their last nine fixtures, the Cottagers can battle their way to parity again here.
Fulham injuries and team news
Scott Parker is unlikely to make too manage changes to the team that 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion last time out.
Harrison Reed could be drafted back into the side in place of Mario Lemina, but Ivan Cavaleiro could be kept in reserve.
Leicester City injuries and team news
Ricardo Pereira looks set to make his first Premier League start of the season in place of the injured Timothy Castagne.
Wilfred Ndidi and Vardy are unlikely to be risked following recent lay-offs, with Nampalys Mendy and Kelechi Iheanacho likely to start instead.