Fulham vs Leicester City
English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Craven Cottage (London).
Fulham finally brought a horrendous seven-loss streak to an end last weekend when they dispatched Southampton 3-2 at Craven Cottage. Claudio Ranieri thus made a dream debut on the bench. The famous Italian manager is about to have an emotional evening on Wednesday when the Cottagers play host to his former team Leicester City in the English capital.
Nevertheless, Ranieri will desperately want to see his Foxes defeated on the occasion as Fulham still sit at the very foot of the Premier League ladder coming into this mid-week tie. The Italian manager was thrilled with his striker Aleksandar Mitrovic who contributed to a 3-2 win over the Saints with a brace. The Serbian forward thus his league tally to seven and he will no doubts be the main target up front when Leicester come to visit Craven Cottage.
Fulham vs Leicester City: Head-to-head
The head to head record speaks in Fulham’s favour as the hosts lead the tie by 10 wins coming into their 27th encounter with the Foxes.
This will, however, be teams’ first H2H meeting in five years following Fulham’s return to the top flight this year.
It is interesting to note that all of past four head to head games saw both teams snatching at least two goals.
Fulham vs Leicester City: Prediction
Fulham did bag three goals past Southampton last weekend, but they might face troubles breaking Leicester’s back line on Wednesday. The Foxes are unbeaten in last five matches across competitions. They have been very tough to break down in the process allowing just two goals in these five affairs.
Knowing about Fulham’s attacking struggles under Slavisa Jokanovic, we fancy the Foxes to leave Craven Cottage victorious on the evening. We will remind you that the Lilywhites failed to find the back of the net in four consecutive Premier League outings before the arrival of Claudio Ranieri and a 3-2 victory over Southampton.
Fulham vs Leicester City: Bet Tips
Leicester City to win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Leicester City to keep a clean sheet @ 3.40 (12/5).