Leeds United vs Fulham: Preview, Betting tips and Predictions - Premier League matchweek 2
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Leeds United vs Fulham
Saturday, 19th September
It’s worth noting that it’s been sixteen years since Elland Road last saw a premier league game involving their darling Leeds United.
The fans won’t be there live on Saturday but good luck trying to control the ones outside the arena.
They will watch on the big screen as their lads try again after a very heroic showing against the champions last weekend.
A late penalty denied them a point at least in a game that could have gone either way.
Fulham hosted Arsenal and were swept away by a new-look Arsenal.
They had an early chance to settle nerves but Bernd Leno rose to Aboubakar Kamara and thwarted his attempt to round him, that was about it for the day and that explains a lot about Scott Parker’s side.
This is the first of the fixtures for the new boys to go against each other.
Marcelo Bielsa is already a household name in the league after last week’s effort.
More of the same and the Lilywhites won’t stand a chance, but Scott Parker will be well aware of the fact that a loss here means they’re already booking their ticket back to the championship as early as game two.
Leeds captain Liam Cooper is expected to return to the line up after missing the opening match of the season at Liverpool with a calf injury.
Adam Forshaw continues his road to recovery after his hip injury.
We could see debutants as Alphonse Areola, Kenny Tete, Antonee Robinson and former Chelsea defender Ola Aina are available for selection.
Betting prediction: Leeds to win