Kick-off: 1730, 30/11/2020
Stadium: King Power Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Leicester return to domestic action boosted by their qualification for the knockout stage of the Europa League following Thursday’s 3-3 draw at Braga.
The Foxes conceded three goals for a second successive game after their 3-0 defeat at Liverpool in their previous league outing but Jamie Vardy’s last-gasp equaliser rescued a point in Portugal.
Fulham have found the net in four of their last five matches so both teams to score at 17/20 looks a sensible pick as our first Leicester vs Fulham prediction.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Balancing the demands of European football and the Premier League is tricky for any manager so Brendan Rodgers was understandably relieved to secure Europa League progress with two games to spare.
He was able to start with Jamie Vardy and James Maddison on the bench in Portugal although both were required to help the Foxes come from behind, with Maddison teeing up Luke Thomas for the second equaliser and Vardy grabbing the third.
“It’s great to qualify, confirming qualification is obviously great for us,” said Rodgers.
“That was the objective at the beginning and now the next ambition is to go on and win the group, so that’s what we’ll look to achieve.
“With so many games coming up at least we now know we can manage the squad and maybe give players a rest, but we are still hungry.”
Attention now returns to the Premier League where Leicester have been ruthless against teams which started the weekend in the bottom half, winning all five matches and scoring 17 goals in the process.
Looking at the Leicester vs Fulham odds, a home win and at least three goals appeals at 6/5.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Justin, Evans, Fuchs, Thomas, Albrighton, Barnes, Under, Choudhury, Praet, Iheanacho.
Vardy, Maddison and Youri Tielemans are expected to return to the Leicester starting line-up, as could Wesley Fofana and Nampalys Mendy after starting on the bench in the Europa League.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Fulham got their first win on the board earlier this month after beating West Brom 2-0 but have failed to kick on and have since lost to West Ham and Everton.
The 3-2 defeat at home to Everton last weekend was the fourth time this season the Cottagers have conceded at least three goals in a league game, which is a worry ahead of this game and consecutive matches against Manchester City and Liverpool at the start of December.
A third penalty miss of the season against Everton did not help their cause as they suffered a seventh defeat of the campaign but boss Scott Parker was disappointed with a lack of fight shown during the first half.
“Second half there was a reaction but it shouldn’t come from a rollicking at half-time,” he said.
“This team can produce what we were missing in the first half. We have shown that.
“We can be successful this year, I know that and we are a very good team but at the same time we have some deficiencies.”
Those deficiencies are likely to be highlighted here and we’re tempted by a 4-1 home win at 20/1 as our final Leicester vs Fulham prediction.
Last Fulham line-up: Areola, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson, Aina, Cairney, Lemina, Reed, Reid, Cavaleiro, Lookman.
Aboubakar Kamara returns from suspension for Fulham but Kenny Tete is not yet in contention despite returning to training following a calf injury.
Braga 3-3 LEICESTER – Harvey Barnes, Luke Thomas, Jamie Vardy
FULHAM 2-3 Everton – Bobby Reid, Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Head-to-head: Leicester 3-1 Fulham, Fulham 1-1 Leicester
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