Victory on Friday night, when the reduced weekend action kicks off, would take Fulham out of the relegation zone before Newcastle face Brighton on Saturday.
Patrick Bamford is a threat, though, and may have a point to prove after missing out on an England call-up, despite proving his fitness ahead of the international break.
Date, time and venue
Fulham vs Leeds is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Craven Cottage.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Tom Cairney remains sidelined with a knee injury. Scott Parker has said the Fulham captain’s progress with managing an ongoing knee problem can change from day to day.
Fulham will also be without top goalscorer Bobby Decordova-Reid for the Premier League game against Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Fulham squad from: Areola, Tete, Andersen, Tosin, Aina, Anguissa, Reed, Lemina, Lookman, Loftus-Cheek, Cavaleiro, Fabri, Hector, Ream, Bryan, Onomah, Kongolo, Robinson, Mitrovic, Maja
Leeds striker Patrick Bamford is expected to be fit. The 27-year-old lasted just 35 minutes of Saturday’s goalless home draw with Chelsea after suffering a hip problem, but head coach Bielsa is confident he will be available.
Defender Liam Cooper will miss out once again as a result of illness, while striker Rodrigo is a doubt due to a muscle injury picked up in training this week.
Leeds squad from: Meslier, Ayling, Dallas, Llorente, Struijk, Costa, Phillips, Shackleton, Roberts, Rodrigo, Raphinha, Klich, Bamford, Alioski, Harrison, Berardi, Casilla, Koch, Poveda, Jenkins, Huggins.
Prediction: Fulham 1-1 Leeds
It’s hard to predict what Leeds team will turn up after four straight defeats led to holding Chelsea to a goalless draw, and were arguably unlucky to not earn the win.
Fulham are a far sterner test than in the autumn and certainly have the quality to get a fourth win in five. But I’m sitting on the fence.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
- Fulham wins: 19
- Draws: 15
- Leeds wins: 24
Betting odds and tips (subject to change)
- Fulham: 8/5
- Draw: 23/10
- Leeds: 9/5
- Raphinha to assist a goal: 4/1