The Premier League returns to the fold with another set of matches this week as Leicester City take on an impressive Fulham side in an important clash at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday. Fulham are currently in seventh place in the Premier League standings and have been fairly impressive so far this season. The away side edged Southampton to a 2-1 victory last week and will look to step up in this fixture.
Leicester City, on the other hand, are in 13th place in the league table at the moment and have not been at their best so far. The Foxes slumped to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool in their previous game and will need to bounce back this week.
Leicester City have been plagued by inconsistency this year and will need to be at their best in this match. The likes of Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans can make a difference on their day and will need to step up in this fixture.
Fulham have been in impressive form so far and could potentially secure a European spot this year. Both teams are evenly matched on paper and could play out a draw this week.
Prediction: Leicester City 1-1 Fulham
This match will start from 1:15 am
This match will take place on 4 January, 2023
Patson Daka went off in the first half against Liverpool after clutching his hamstring, so Jamie Vardy may instead lead the line for Leicester. Ricardo Pereira, James Justin and Ryan Bertrand are all out with injuries at full-back, so Timothy Castagne and Luke Thomas are set to keep their places.
James Maddison is still suffering with a knee issue, and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall scored in the last match, so he is poised to play just behind Vardy. There are no fresh injury concerns for Marco Silva to deal with, and so he is unlikely to tinker too much with the side that secured him a win against Southampton on Saturday.
Despite missing a penalty in that encounter, Aleksandar Mitrovic should spearhead the Fulham attack, with the Serbian looking to add to his 10 Premier League goals so far this season.
Ward; Castagne, Amartey, Faes, Thomas; Soumare, Ndidi; Barnes, Perez, Dewsbury-Hall; Vardy
Leno; Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha; Reid, Pereira, Willian; Mitrovic
Tip 1: Result – Draw
Tip 2: Game to have over 2.5 goals – No
Tip 3: Leicester City to score first – Yes
Tip 4: Aleksandar Mitrovic to score – Yes
Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats, suggests the most likely outcome of this match is a Leicester City win with a probability of 55.18%. A draw has a probability of 23% and a win for Fulham has a probability of 21.84%.
The most likely scoreline for a Leicester City win is 1-0 with a probability of 10.3%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome are 2-1 (9.85%) and 2-0 (9.35%). The likeliest drawn scoreline is 1-1 (10.86%), while for a Fulham win it is 0-1 (5.99%).
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Leicester City vs Fulham a great match to watch, Fulham will win