Fulham’s 3-0 Premier League (PL) defeat to Manchester City kept them in the relegation zone but they’ve still got a decent chance of playing top-flight football next term. However, to do so they must get back amongst the goals having scored just five times across their last eight league fixtures (W3, D3, L2).
Furthermore, they’ve netted an average of just 0.53 goals per home league game this season (W2, D4, L9) with both wins coming against the two sides below them. Failure to score in seven of their last nine PL home matches highlights the issue, even if their recent revival has owed plenty to defensive resilience – they’ve now kept a clean sheet in exactly one-third (five) of their home PL games this term.
Another one would be welcome here as no side’s league fixtures this term have produced more goals on average than Leeds United’s (3.18), despite their goalless draw last time out with Chelsea. However, the Yorkshire side are seemingly stumbling towards the end of the season and while no longer in the top half, they’re well clear of the relegation zone.
Yet to draw an away league game this term (W6, L8), the ‘Peacocks’ have lost each of their last three such fixtures whilst conceding an average of 2.33 goals per game therein. Also ominous for Marcelo Bielsa’s side is that the away side on the day hasn’t won any of the last nine competitive H2Hs at all venues (Leeds: W2, D5, L2).
KO: 2021/03/20 01:30 IST
Prediction: Over 0.5 Goals.