Fulham has a golden chance to move up the relegation zone this week when they play host to Leeds United. The match schedules for Friday at Craven Cottage, with a kickoff at 11 pm.
A win this week will see Fulham move above Newcastle United above the dotted line but enter the match on the back of a 3-1 loss to Manchester City. Leeds United hold 12th place in the table and held Chelsea to a goalless stalemate the last outing.
Earlier this season, Fulham’s fate seemed sealed to the second tier after failing to impress at the first season. However, Scott Parker seemed to change things around and now hope to remain in the English top-flight this season.
The side has only two defeats in their last eight Premier League matches, helping the side push forwards to safety. The capital outfit is currently two points behind 17th-placed Newcastle in the table; however, the Magpies have a game in hand on the Cottagers.
Fulham has won three of their last seven in the league, including an infamous 1-0 win over Liverpool on March 7. But they enter this match off the back of a 3-0 home defeat to Manchester City.
The Whites have won just one of their last six in the Premier League. However, their run saw four defeats to Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Aston Villa and West Ham United.
Fulham vs Leeds United Head to Head
Both sides have 11 games against each other, with Fulham taking three wins while Leeds United with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Fulham 0-3 Manchester City
Liverpool 0-1 Fulham
Fulham 0-1 Tottenham
Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham
Leeds United 0-0 Chelsea
West Ham 2-0 Leeds
Leeds 0-1 Aston Villa
Leeds 3-0 Southampton
Fulham Team News
Scott Parker contends with the unavailability of Marek Rodak and Tom Cairney. However, Bobby Recordova-Reid should be available for selection after missing out against Manchester City. It seems Parker prefers Ruben Loftus-Cheek in a No.10 position while Lookman is operating on the flanks.
Leeds United Team News
Missing figures ahead of the clash include Pablo Hernandez, Leif Davis and Adam Forshaw. Liam Cooper remains unavailable for selection due to illness. Rodrigo Moreno is unlikely to feature after picking a muscular injury during training.
Prediction and Odds
Fulham has much to gain from a win than their opponents, hence giving it all this Friday.
Goals Over 1.5
First to Score: Leeds