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