Resons for betting on Leeds United vs Fulham tip
Leeds United and Fulham will play the derby of the Sky Bet Championship 3rd round this Tuesday. The clubs are entering this match with an ambition to win and to extend the solid run they previously had. They haven’t lost in the past 3 games and both sides have advanced to the next stage of the English Football League Cup.
This situation guarantees a very interesting and exciting football at Elland Road.
Leeds United overview
The Peacocks managed only to snap one point in the previous game at home against Preston North End, 0-0. In the last half an hour, they had one player more on the field, but nothing has happened eventually. Thomas Christiansen is probably going to change the formation for this match and add one more forward up front next to Chris Wood. The scorer of the hat trick against Port Vale in the League Cup, Samu Saiz will probably get the chance to show his capability once again. Previously, Leeds recorded two straight victories in which they have scored at least 3 goals. Also, 7 of 9 last games have ended with both teams to score. At this moment the management is still looking for solutions to strengthen up the defense, because they lack depth at those positions.
Lucas Piazon has saved the club from Craven Cottage from losing against Reading. The Brazilian international scored an equalizer eight minutes before the end of the regular time for 1-1. Fulham was in an awful position in this game because they had one player less on the pitch from the first minute of the encounter. Tomas Kalas received a direct red card just a few moments after the first whistle. All 3 competitive games played by the Cottagers were finished with a moderate number of goals between 2 and 3. One win in the League cup against Wycombe 0-2, and draw against Norwich 1-1.
Head to head matches
Four previous games between these two clubs were concluded with the same result, 1-1. And this is something fascinating, which we haven’t encountered, to be honest in a long time. The last winner was Leeds United two and a half years ago at Craven Cottage 0-3. Fulham’s last win took place in 2014, at Elland Road, 0-1.
It is going to be a very thrilling match between the two coaches who like to play attractively. Both Thomas Christiansen and Slavisa Jokanovic, like to impose their own tempo of the game, and to have a control of the situation. Our first pick would be both teams to score. The strikers are the best parts in both teams, and defense is not the primary weapon.
Regarding the second suggestion, we would go with the tradition. A moderate number of goals between 2 and 3 is most likely to occur in this game.