Fulham’s post-Magath record reads one Championship game played, one Championship game won and, Bolton, another out-of-form faction, will boost Kit Symons’ side clear of the drop zone.
Darko Milanic’s second-tier managerial bow didn’t run quite as smoothly as his Cottagers’ counterpart as his Leeds team were gunned down 2-0 by Brentford, but a home match with Reading means he won’t have to wait long for win numero uno.
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Fulham are a pretty flimsy 17/20 to flatten the Trotters, but the fact that Dougie Freedman’s men have lost each of their four league games on the road renders it a reasonable bet.
On three of their four away days they were unable to find the net and have lost on nine of their previous 11 league visits to Craven Cottage.
The other arm of our wager will see Leeds best the Royals at a very reasonable 8/5.
Much has been made of the Whites’ humdrum start to proceedings, although their home form is anything but substandard.
Of their five Elland Road outings in all competitions, Leeds have triumphed four times, with a 2-0 reverse at the hands of Brighton the only anomaly in this sequence.
Each of the three other Championship teams to visit their west Yorkshire base have been despatched without troubling the scorers.
Nigel Adkins’ men have been bested in three of their last four matches against divisional rivals, failing to find the net in each, meaning they’re prime for a pummelling at Leeds.