Lineups

Leeds United

( 3-4-2-1 )

  • 1. I. Meslier

  • 6. L. Cooper

  • 15. S. Dallas

  • 2. L. Ayling

  • 5. R. Koch

  • 23. K. Phillips

  • 43. M. Klich Penalty Yellow Card

  • 22. J. Harrison

  • 20. Rodrigo

    46'
  • 17. Hélder Costa Goal Goal

  • 9. P. Bamford Goal

    70'

Substitutes

  • 25. E. Caprile

  • 21. P. Struijk

  • 46. J. Shackleton

  • 0. M. Bogusz

  • 10. E. Alioski

    70'
  • 7. I. Poveda-Ocampo

  • 20. Rodrigo

    46'
  • 11. T. Roberts

    46'

England - Premier League

82' M. Klich 82' Yellow Card 82'  M. Klich 88' A. Mitrović 88' Yellow Card 88'  A. Mitrović 90' K. Tete 90' Yellow Card 90'  K. Tete 5' Hélder Costa 5' Goal 5'   Costa Hélder Costa 34' A. Mitrović 34' Penalty 34'   Mitrovic A. Mitrović 41' M. Klich 41' Penalty 41'   Klich M. Klich 50' P. Bamford 50' Goal 50'   Bamford P. Bamford 57' Hélder Costa 57' Goal 57'   Costa Hélder Costa 62' B. De Cordova-Reid 62' Goal 62'   Reid B. De Cordova-Reid 67' A. Mitrović 67' Goal 67'   Mitrovic A. Mitrović
Leeds United

Leeds United

4 - 3

Fulham

Fulham

  • 5
    1 - 0
  • 34'
    1 - 1
  • 41
    2 - 1
  • HT
    2 - 1
  • 50
    3 - 1
  • 57
    4 - 1
  • 62'
    4 - 2
  • 67'
    4 - 3
  • Date: 19/09/2020
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: Elland Road
  • Referee: Anthony Taylor
Premier League Betting Tips: Leeds v Fulham

Date published: 9/18/2020 5:42:33 PM

Premier League Betting Tips: Leeds v Fulham

Two newly-promoted sides meet on Saturday afternoon as Leeds United welcome Fulham back to Elland Road.

Both sides returned to the top-flight with defeats last Saturday, but they were left with quite different conclusions. 

 

Leeds lost 4-3 away to the champions Liverpool but were tied until the 88th minute and might have taken a point from Anfield - something only one of 19 Premier League teams managed last term. Fulham, in contrast, fell to a 3-0 defeat at home to Arsenal and never quite looked like getting anything out of the game.

 

Both sides will be targeting getting off the mark with three points here, while this fixture only last took place back in late June as Leeds ran out 3-0 winners, but it wasn’t as comfortable as the scoreline suggested, and Fulham dominated possession at Elland Road - an extremely rare feat against the Whites under Marcelo Bielsa.

 

Before that, Leeds were winless in five Championship meetings with the Cottagers, but the bookmakers believe that they’ll get another three points here - 6/10 for the win, 14/5 for the draw, while Fulham are priced at 9/2 (Betfair Sportsbook).

 

Adam Forshaw is the only injury absence for the hosts, with senior centre-half and club captain Liam Cooper expected to return alongside new signing Robin Koch in the heart of defence. That’s set to be the only changed as record signing Rodrigo - who gave away a costly late penalty in Merseyside - expected to be bedded in slowly. 

 

Bielsa made 11 changes as a second-string Leeds XI drew 1-1 with League One side Hull in midweek, exiting the League Cup on penalties, while Scott Parker went with a stronger side to beat Ipswich Town 1-0 away - he has a fully-fit squad available and may call upon some of his new signings, while recalling star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, here. 

 

We recommend backing Leeds to win and both teams to score at 5/2 with Paddy Power. No Championship side conceded fewer, and they kept the most clean sheets last season, but there were lots of questionable moments at the back against Liverpool as they look to integrate Koch into the backline - however, they showed more than enough going forward to suggest they’ll do enough for the win here.

 

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

 

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Match Information

  • Premier League
  • Round 2
  • Elland Road
  • Anthony Taylor
  • 19 Sep, 15:00

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Lineups

Leeds United
(3-4-2-1)
Fulham
(4-2-3-1)
  • 1. I. Meslier

  • 6. L. Cooper

  • 15. S. Dallas

  • 2. L. Ayling

  • 5. R. Koch

  • 23. K. Phillips

  • 43. M. Klich Penalty Yellow Card

  • 22. J. Harrison

  • 20. Rodrigo

    46'
  • 17. Hélder Costa Goal Goal

  • 9. P. Bamford Goal

    70'

Substitutes

  • 25. E. Caprile

  • 21. P. Struijk

  • 46. J. Shackleton

  • 0. M. Bogusz

  • 10. E. Alioski

    70'
  • 7. I. Poveda-Ocampo

  • 20. Rodrigo

    46'
  • 11. T. Roberts

    46'
  • 1. A. Areola

  • 4. D. Odoi

  • 3. M. Hector

  • 0. K. Tete Yellow Card

  • 23. J. Bryan

  • 21. H. Reed

    70'
  • 25. J. Onomah

    58'
  • 29. A. Zambo Anguissa

  • 17. Ivan Cavaleiro

  • 47. A. Kamara

    58'
  • 9. A. Mitrović Penalty Goal Yellow Card

Substitutes

  • 12. M. Rodák

  • 13. T. Ream

  • 10. T. Cairney

  • 7. N. Kebano

    58'
  • 14. B. De Cordova-Reid Goal

    58'
  • 18. M. Lemina

    70'
  • 11. A. Knockaert

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Fulham vs Leeds United

There is a 25.4% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Leeds United, at 54.2%, are heavy favorites to beat Fulham who have a 20.4% chance.
In simulation wins, Fulham upsets Leeds United by averaging 8.3 shots and 3.9 shots on goal.
They average 2.2 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.6 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Leeds United 1.8 to Fulham 1.1.

Leeds United v Fulham

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    Leeds United 4 - 3 Fulham - Match Report

    Date published: 9/20/2020 7:24:14 PM

    Leeds edge seven-goal thriller against Fulham to record first Premier League win

    Leeds were involved in another seven-goal thriller as they held on to beat Fulham 4-3 when Premier League football returned to Elland Road.

    Marcelo Bielsa’s side, who lost their first top-flight game in 16 years 4-3 at champions Liverpool last week, appeared to be cruising when Helder Costa put them 4-1 up, but Fulham hit back to ensure a rip-roaring finale.

    Costa’s early opener for Leeds was cancelled out by Aleksandar Mitrovic’s penalty before Mateusz Klich’s spot-kick restored Leeds’ advantage at the end of the first half.

    Mateusz Klich punished Fulham from the penalty spot
    Mateusz Klich punished Fulham from the penalty spot (Carl Recine/PA)

    Patrick Bamford and Costa struck further goals for Leeds early in the second period, but Fulham substitute Bobby Decordova-Reid fired the visitors back into it and Mitrovic’s header five minutes later left Bielsa’s side hanging on.

    Joe Bryan’s early free-kick, reminiscent of his effort in last month’s play-off final against Brentford, almost caught Leeds cold before Costa’s blistering finish gave Leeds a dream start.

    The Portuguese gathered Kalvin Phillips’ corner at the back post in the fifth minute and unleashed an unstoppable shot from a tight angle into the roof of the net.

    Fulham defender Michael Hector and Leeds’ summer recruit Robin Koch both went close with headers, the latter’s forcing an excellent save from Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

    It was a keenly fought contest and Fulham equalised through Mitrovic’s 34th-minute penalty.

    Bryan went down on the left edge of the area under Koch’s sliding challenge and after referee Anthony Taylor had checked with the video assistant referee, Mitrovic converted into Illan Meslier’s bottom right-hand corner.

    Fulham’s Denis Odoi pulls off an overhead kick at Elland Road
    Fulham’s Denis Odoi pulls off an overhead kick at Elland Road (Laurence Griffiths/PA)

    But the Londoners were not level for long. Bryan was adjudged to have shoved Bamford in a race to reach Jack Harrison’s raking cross into the box and Klich coolly restored Leeds’ advantage.

    Rodrigo, who had played the full 90 minutes on his debut in the Carabao Cup defeat to Hull on Wednesday night,  was replaced by Tyler Roberts during the interval.

    Leeds quickly readjusted and struck their third goal in the 51st minute, with Bamford clinically dispatching a right-footed shot after Klich’s brilliant pass had carved Fulham’s defence wide open.

    Leeds struck again to make it 4-1 in the 57th minute with a superb second goal for Costa, who slammed home first time following Bamford’s run and cross.

    But Fulham refused to surrender. Substitute Decordova-Reid drilled home his side’s second soon after replacing Josh Onomah in the 62nd minute and five minutes later Mitrovic’s towering header from Kenny Tete’s cross made it 4-3.

    Aleksandar Mitrovic scores Fulham's second goal
    Aleksandar Mitrovic scores Fulham’s second goal (Carl Recine/PA)

    Neeskens Kebano’s shot then hit a post as Fulham threatened to turn the game on its head and Leeds appearing all at sea.

    The home side rode the storm and went close to scoring the game’s eighth goal when Alioski’s shot and Roberts’ follow-up were both saved by Areola.

    Mitrovic then forced Meslier into a diving save and while Leeds looked the more likely to score in the closing stages, the home bench held their breath when Denis Odoi’s last-gasp drive flew over the crossbar.



    Lineups

    Fulham

    ( 4-2-3-1 )

    • 1. A. Areola

    • 4. D. Odoi

    • 3. M. Hector

    • 0. K. Tete Yellow Card

    • 23. J. Bryan

    • 21. H. Reed

      70'
    • 25. J. Onomah

      58'
    • 29. A. Zambo Anguissa

    • 17. Ivan Cavaleiro

    • 47. A. Kamara

      58'
    • 9. A. Mitrović Penalty Goal Yellow Card

    Substitutes

    • 12. M. Rodák

    • 13. T. Ream

    • 10. T. Cairney

    • 7. N. Kebano

      58'
    • 14. B. De Cordova-Reid Goal

      58'
    • 18. M. Lemina

      70'
    • 11. A. Knockaert