Fulham left Stamford Bridge in the West London derby against Chelsea on the weekend empty-handed. They are two points adrift at the foot of the table heading into the midweek action. Leicester are now five unbeaten in the top flight after banking a very good home win over Watford on the weekend. Read our Fulham v Leicester betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:18 p.m.)
Fulham suffered a 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea on the weekend in a West London derby. They were spirited but lacked the final touches of quality at both ends of the pitch. That loss leaves them with just a W1 D2 L8 record in their last eleven league games. They did bank maximum points in their last home game though, beating Southampton 3-2. Over 2.5 goals is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 4:01 pm).
The Cottagers have conceded exactly two goals in each of their last three league games. They are still on the hunt for their first clean sheet of the season (home and away combined). They have posted a W2 D1 L3 record at Craven Cottage so far this term. They have tallied the nine goals in their six home games and of the struggles at the wrong end of the table, do look as if they have the scoring power to get themselves clear.
Their defence is a problem though. They have conceded an average of 2.5 goals per home game and 50% of league games at Craven Cottage this term have gone over 2.5 goals. Both teams to score is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm). Fulham haven’t taken a draw in any of their eight Premier League games. They have opened the scoring in just one home fixture so far which was in their August win over Burnley.
The last time they met was in the 2013 League Cup, the Foxes winning 4-3
They were together in the 2003/04 Premier League season
Fulham have won the last two league meetings by a 2-0 scoreline
Fulham are W2 D2 in four previous EPL games against Leicester
Both teams have scored in each of the last four meetings
It was a good 2-0 home win for Leicester over Watford on the weekend, with James Madison netting a brilliant second for them. So that result moved Leicester to W2 D3 in their last five games. Out on their travels, they are W3 D1 L3 this season so they are hit and miss. They are unbeaten in their last two away games, their last being a 1-1 draw at Brighton. Leicester are undefeated away from home against sides currently beneath them in the table and they have come up with ten goals on the road this season. They have shipped eleven in seven away games and 29% of their road games have gone above 3.5 goals.
Leicester have conceded in both of half of 43% of their away games, but they have tallied a clean sheet in 29% of road games. In the correct score market a Leicester 2-1 success is at 9/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm). They have found the back of the net in each of their away games this season so that is another positive for them. Of the ten away goals that they have scored this season, eight of them have been after the halftime break.
The Cottagers are still finding their way under Claudio Ranieri who changed systems and personnel in his second game in charge. Leicester are the more settled of the two and can find the cracks in Fulham’s defence.
4th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting