LEEDS meet Fulham on Saturday at Elland Road. Ben Ragg (@Punters_Corner_) is on-hand to deliver his favourite fancies.
Leeds vs Fulham | Saturday 19th September 2020, 15:00 | BT Sport
Newly-promoted sides Leeds and Fulham gave very different accounts of themselves in their return to the top-flight last weekend despite both losing. Leeds narrowly missed out to the champions Liverpool in a seven-goal thriller whilst Fulham put in a lacklustre performance and came out 3-0 losers to Arsenal.
Leeds are a team everyone is keeping an eye out for with so much buzz and excitement around them – there’s plenty of intrigue as to how they will get on this season under Marcelo Bielsa. The Whites are firm favourites in this tie, and it comes as no surprise with Yorkshire outfit looking a much stronger unit both last season and this.
One clear difference between the teams is that Bielsa knows clearly who his best players are what his strongest side is. Scott Parker is quite the opposite and we could see a few changes from Fulham in comparison to their starting XI from last weekend.
We could see Fulham changes in goal, right-back, in midfield, out wide and up front with Aleksandar Mitrovic, Alphonese Areola, Kenny Tete, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Mario Lemina and Anthony Knockaert all pushing for starts after missing out versus Arsenal.
One player that stood out for Leeds last week was Jack Harrison. The Man City loanee scored an eye-catching goal that capped off an energetic performance from the 23-year-old. That performance against the champions will give him confidence that he belongs at the top level of English football.
The next bet I like is one of my favourite players in the Championship in the last couple of years – Mateusz Klich. Klich put in a typically all-action performance last week against Liverpool and managed four tackles as well as his brilliantly taken goal.
Klich managed five last time he faced Fulham when Leeds came out 3-0 winners and he also managed three in his only game against Premier League opposition (Arsenal) last year. I’m expecting another busy performance, so I see value in 3+ tackles at 7/4 with Skybet and happy to also play 4+ at 9/2 also with Skybet.