Kick-off: 1945, 05/12/2018
Stadium: Craven Cottage
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What Trueform says for Fulham vs Leicester
Claudio Ranieri’s honeymoon period as Fulham boss ended with a loss at Chelsea and the Italian would no doubt now settle for a solid draw against former club Leicester.
The Foxes are unbeaten in five Premier League games and travel to Craven Cottage on the back of a convincing 2-0 victory over Watford.
City are rated the better side in this match-up, but home advantage and a hunger to climb off the foot of the table may help the Cottagers to secure a share of the spoils.
Punters can get 12/5 for a stalemate in West London and that is our opening Fulham vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Having begun his Fulham reign with a 3-2 defeat of Southampton, Ranieri received a quick reality check in the 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge.
However, the 67-year-old remained upbeat, stating: “It’s strange to say, but I think we played much better than in the Southampton match.
“At the beginning, we gave a good present when we lost the ball and they scored on the counter-attack, but afterwards we reacted very well.”
Left-back Maxime Le Marchand concurred and insisted there is optimism regarding staying up, telling the club website: “We’re getting better.
“We have a really good team spirit, which is good and helping us to improve. It’s better and we are confident for the future.”
This will be another tough test against a team deservedly in the top half of the table, but Leicester do allow teams to play and the Cottagers are capable of creating chances.
Looking at the Fulham vs Leicester odds, we feel 31/10 for an entertaining score draw is worth considering.
Last Fulham line-up: Rico, Odoi, Chambers, Le Marchand, Christie, Mawson, Sessegnon, Johansen, Cairney, Jean Seri, Mitrovic.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester did us a favour when securing a smooth 2-0 success against Watford, with our preview of that match featuring a trio of winning selections.
Jamie Vardy’s early penalty and a brilliant James Maddison volley helped the Foxes to claim a comprehensive victory and climb up to eighth.
Maddison has more than justified his £22million transfer fee since joining from Norwich in June, with that being his fourth Premier League goal.
Claude Puel said: “He scored a great goal, but I’m not surprised because he has all the quality to perform like this – but to do this all the time, he needs consistency.”
Maddison netted in back-to-back games against Bournemouth and Huddersfield in September and is worth following in the goalscorer markets here.
The 22-year-old, who was called up for England’s Nations League games against Croatia and Spain in October but did not play, is 11/2 to break the deadlock and that completes our Fulham vs Leicester betting tips.
However, hopefully the Foxes will then go easy on the manager who led them to that amazing title triumph and allow the Cottagers to come back and draw.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Morgan, Evans, Pereira, Gray, Maddison, Albrighton, Mendy, Ndidi, Vardy.
Chelsea 2-0 FULHAM
LEICESTER 2-0 Watford – Jamie Vardy (pen), James Maddison
Head-to-head: Leicester 4-3 Fulham
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