Fulham vs Leeds predictions and betting tips on February 28, 2023
On February 28, Craven Cottage (London) will host the 1/8 final match of the FA Cup, in which Fulham will compete with Leeds. The battle will start at 20:45 CET.
The team is spending an excellent season. And now, there are chances to make it completely triumphant. The basic task for a club with a well-deserved reputation as a “football elevator” was simply not to relegate. It seems to be simple, but how many times it did not work! This time, being under the rule of Marko Silva, there are already 4 dozen points in the asset – it goes without saying that there is no talk of any return to the Championship. On the contrary, there are quite tangible chances, using its excellent shape and the decline of favourites such as Liverpool and Chelsea, to break into European competitions. Taking into account the higher mentioned idea, a 1-1 draw in the match with Wolverhampton was a kind of misfire. At the same time, the team continues its way in the FA Cup. However, Sunderland was overcome by means of a replay in the previous round.
The club, having a scandal, fired Marcelo Bielsa a year ago – a cult coach, who had raised in the elite division and kept “the Peacocks” at a pretty good level. It seemed that his successor, Jesse Marsch, did not disappoint the management for a long time – he saved the club from relegation in the previous season, and at the beginning of the new one, his wards took the points. But the good game had gone somewhere by February, and the American specialist didn’t really have any new ideas. However, even after his resignation, the team could demonstrate a good game only in one half of the battle with Manchester United. And then, scoring twice, the team gave its opponent a chance to make a comeback. A couple of days later, it lost another match to “the Red Devils” – that time with 0-2 score. The defeat made by a direct competitor, Everton, in the next round was even more important – the team had no response to Coleman’s goal. Southampton, headed already by Javi Gracia, was beaten, but the struggle for survival in the Premier League is just beginning. Is it worth in such conditions to be distracted by the Cup?
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Leeds has beaten Fulham in previous years. Still, “the Cottagers” were able to win in the away battle against “the Whites” with a 3-2 score in October.
Bookmakers believe that the hosts will succeed in the following match. We agree and bet on the victory of Fulham (odd: 2.1).