Leeds United vs. Fulham Betting Preview – EPL, September 19, 2020
Two of the promoted clubs go head to head on Saturday as Leeds United welcomes Scott Parker’s Fulham to Elland Road for its first Premier League home game in 16 years.
Both sides lost their opening games of the season but it was the Yorkshire club that fared the better – only just losing out to champions Liverpool.
Leeds United vs. Fulham Odds
In all honesty, there was a gap between these two clubs last season as they both managed to gain promotion. But last weekend’s efforts showed that the gap may have lengthened if anything. The bookies make the home side the strong favorite here – and it is hard to see past a Leeds win.
Starting off a Premier League season against the reigning champions is never going to be easy, but Leeds almost pulled off a famous victory on Sunday while playing some very attractive soccer. Marcelo Bielsa had his side pushing the ball around the field like top-flight veterans and almost outplayed Liverpool at times.
The main problem was the lack of goal scoring chances, however. That is understandable against Liverpool’s defenders – and the Leeds forwards should enjoy far more space at the weekend as it looks to exploit the weaknesses shown by Fulham in its first game back in the Premier League.
There is no doubt that Arsenal played well in the London derby, but the Gunners were allowed to by a Fulham side that looked woefully out of place. The 3-0 scoreline did not flatter the visiting team at all and manager Scott Parker will need to work out how to break down the kinds of attacking moves that swept through his defense on Saturday.
Fulham also looked very weak upfront. But that did change slightly when Aleksandr Mitrovic was introduced as a second-half sub. The Serbia striker has been trouble for Premier League defenses before and will be the main threat for the London side against Leeds. But he won’t be able to do it all on his own.
Leeds United vs. Fulham Betting Pick
Leeds United to Win-169
If Leeds can score three against the Premier League champions then it should be able to destroy Fulham this weekend. Soccer doesn’t really work like that, but I can’t see this one ending in anything but a home win. Fulham looked very poor against Arsenal and will need to be much better this weekend to escape another drubbing.