Tip Leicester - Fulham
Leicester City look to bounce back from a demoralising week of results when they host Fulham at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Monday night. The Foxes are fourth in the table, two points off the top after nine games played. Fulham are 18th in the table after only picking up four points from their first nine outings. The previous troubling week that Leicester suffered kicked off with a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool. The Reds comfortably beat former boss Brendan Rodgers' team in a manner that hampered their title contender credentials. They followed this up with a scare in Portugal on Thursday, a stoppage-time equaliser snatching a 3-3 draw away from a Europa League trip to Sporting Braga. One reason for Leicester's shoddy defensive record is that key players are absent. Defenders Ricardo Pereira and Caglar Soyuncu are both out of action along with defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi. Even so, Leicester should be able to contain a Fulham side that struggles for goals away from home.
Scott Parker's side have only scored one goal in their last four away outings. They are winless in five games on the road with four ending in defeat. It doesn't bode well for a trip to take on a Leicester team enjoying a three-game winning streak at home. Familiar surroundings also seem to calm Leicester's defence with all three games seeing them keep clean sheets. However, if we put Leicester's home form in the Premier League under the microscope, we find evident flaws. They have lost three of their last five home matches in the league, a run that began with the previous season's final day defeat to Manchester United. Nine of their last ten home matches in the league featured only one team scoring. We suggest backing against both teams scoring in this fixture.
Key points Leicester - Fulham
Nine of the last 10 league matches at Leicester have featured only one team scoring.
Leicester have won their last three matches at home in all competitions.
Fulham have failed to win their last five away matches in all competitions.
Conclusion Leicester - Fulham
We expect Leicester to win this match, most probably with a clean sheet. However, the pattern of only one team scoring in their home league matches leads us to believe that if Fulham score first, they have a great chance of seeing the game out. Back against both teams scoring.
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Leicester Fulham Prediction published on November 28, 2020