Preview - Leicester City vs Fulham 09 March 19

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Match Day 30
Leicester City vs. Fulham
Saturday, March 9th 2019
23:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: King Power Stadium

Leicester City: 
Last five matches form: L L L W L
Average goals per match: 1.21
Average goals against per match: 1.41
Top Scorer: Jamie Vardy (10)

Last five matches form: L L L L L
Average goals per match: 0.93
Average goals against per match: 2.24
Top Scorer: Aleksandar Mitrović (10)

The two sides to have most recently dispensed with the services of their manager do battle on Match Day 30 in the Premier League, as Brendan Rodgers Leicester City play host to Fulham who still have Scott Parker in temporary charge.

There was nothing to split these two in the reverse of this fixture with the sides playing out  1-1 draw at Craven Cottage.

Daniel Amartey and Marc Albrighton are out for the home side. Fulham must make do without André Schürrle, Alfie Mawson and Marcus Bettinelli.

Rodgers first game in charge ended in last gasp heartbreak at the hands of Watford and he will be keen to get his first win on the board at the second time of asking here. The Foxes have been playing some nice stuff, but have just the one win in their past eight in the league. Their overall record at home has been disappointing with just five wins from 14 overall, and just three clean sheets.

A desperate run of eight defeats in their last nine has left Fulham second bottom, ten points off safety and staring firmly down the barrel of relegation. The Cottagers have lost 13 of 15 away from home - winning none.

Fulham didn't play badly against Chelsea but their away record is atrocious. Expect Leicester to put them to the sword here.

Prediction: Leicester City 3 - 1 Fulham


Half time: 1 - 0
Full time: 3 - 1
Shots:  18 - 6
Shots on target: 8 - 3
Corner Kicks: 6 - 5
Possession: 53% - 47%

Just the two bookings in this one, both for the away side with referee David Coote taking the names of Ryan Babel and Joe Bryan.

The final score-line was a pretty fair reflection on how this game played out. Leicester City were the better side in just about all areas of the pitch throughout, came out well on top in the stats, and deservedly picked up the three points.

The Foxes struck first in the 21st minute. Wilfred Ndidi winning the ball in midfield and playing Jamie Vardy through in the left channel. Vardy slipping the ball into the path of Youri Tielemans as the keeper came out to meet him. Tielemans having the simple task of rolling the ball into the empty net for his first goal for the club. 1-0 at the break.

Six minutes into the second half Fulham were back on level terms. Floyd Ayite robbing Ben Chilwell on the right flank and breaking into the left side of the area. His strike on goal taking a deflection off Harry Maguire and sneaking over the line to the right-hand side.

Fulham shot themselves in the foot in the 78th minute. Giving the ball away to James Maddison who quickly slipped in Jamie Vardy to the right. Vardy heading into the box and firing into the bottom left from just outside the right corner of the six yards box for his 100th goal for the club.

Four minutes from time the home side made sure. Harvey Barnes picking up the ball on the left flank and doing well to make his way into the left of the area and pick out Vardy with a low ball. Vardy finishing into the bottom right from just beside the penalty spot. 3-1 final score.

Time has now just about run out for Fulham. If you can't defend properly then you simply don't stay in this league. The Cottagers remain second bottom but are now a yawning 13 points off safety. Leicester City move back up into the top half of the table, with Brendan Rodgers side lying tenth after this game.

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