Line-ups

Fulham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Areola
  • 34Aina
  • 5Andersen
  • 16Tosin
  • 33Robinson
  • 29Zambo Anguissa
  • 21Reed
  • 18Lemina
  • 17Cavaleiro
  • 27Maja
  • 19Lookman

Substitutes

  • 2Tete
  • 3Hector
  • 4Odoi
  • 9Mitrovic
  • 13Ream
  • 15Loftus-Cheek
  • 23Bryan
  • 30Kongolo
  • 31Fabri

Leeds

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Meslier
  • 2Ayling
  • 14Llorente
  • 21Struijk
  • 10Alioski
  • 23Phillips
  • 18Raphinha
  • 15Dallas
  • 11Roberts
  • 22Harrison
  • 9Bamford

Substitutes

  • 5Koch
  • 7Poveda-Ocampo
  • 13Casilla
  • 17Hélder Costa
  • 28Berardi
  • 30Gelhardt
  • 43Klich
  • 46Shackleton
  • 47Jenkins

LAWRO’S PREDICTION

Leeds haven’t won – or scored – for a little while now, three games to be exact, which is very unlike them.

That’s why I worry for Fulham a bit here, despite Scott Parker’s side being in much better form.

When these two sides met at Elland Road back in September, we were finding out what Leeds were like in the top flight – they won 4-3, after losing to Liverpool by the same scoreline the previous weekend.

Fulham were like a different side then, and leaked a lot of goals. They have tightened up a lot since then, but I am expecting Leeds to start firing again here.

Prediction: 0-2

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Fulham have scored just two goals in their past nine league matches at Craven Cottage

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • Fulham have lost just one of their past eight home league matches against Leeds, winning four and drawing three.
  • Fulham have kept clean sheets in all three Premier League home games with Leeds.
  • Leeds have not scored a top-flight goal at Craven Cottage since a 5-0 victory in January 1968.
  • Marcelo Bielsa’s side are looking to complete a first league double over Fulham since the 1984-85 season.

Fulham

  • Fulham have been beaten in two of their past three fixtures, as many as in their previous eight games.
  • They have lost nine league matches at Craven Cottage; only bottom club Sheffield have been beaten more often at home. All nine of those losses came against clubs currently in the top 11.
  • Fulham’s only two home league victories this season came against the sides currently below them in the table.
  • They have kept clean sheets in six of their past 11 league fixtures.
  • Scott Parker’s side have scored eight home league goals, fewer than any other side.
  • If selected, Aleksandar Mitrovic will make his 100th Premier League appearance.

Leeds United

  • Leeds are winless in three league matches, equalling their worst run of the season.
  • They have failed to score in four of their past five games, as many as in their first 23 league games this term.
  • The Whites are without a Premier League goal in four hours and 36 minutes.
  • They have taken 21 points from a possible 24 against the teams currently occupying the bottom seven positions.
  • Leeds have lost all five games in London this season, conceding 16 goals.
  • They are winless in their past 16 away games in the capital in all competitions, drawing twice and losing 14.
  • Patrick Bamford has scored 12 goals in 15 league games played on Fridays, including October’s hat-trick at Aston Villa.
  • Illan Meslier could become the youngest goalkeeper to record 10 clean sheets in a single Premier League season.

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