The second match week of Championship action since the league restarted is upon us as Leeds United host Fulham on Saturday – here is all the key information you need to know ahead of kick-off.
Hosts Leeds will be hoping they can bounce back from a disappointing match against Cardiff City, in the Welsh capital.
Leeds, who are hunting down an automatic promotion spot struggled to find their rhythm for the duration of the 90 minutes which saw them leave the Cardiff City Stadium empty-handed after a 2-0 defeat.
With Patrick Bamford not being able to rediscover his goal scoring touch, it is rumored that young striker Ryan Edmondson could find his way onto the bench, to give the side another outlet in front of goal if needed.
The visitors for Saturday’s game Fulham, who currently find themselves one place below Leeds in 3rd, also displayed an uninspiring performance as they fell to defeat at the hands of London rivals Brentford at Craven Cottage.
Fulham are expected to name a similar line-up to that named against The Bee’s, however, they will hope that their undoing will not be due to two late goals such as that on their return in the 88th and 91st minute.
Leeds will be seeking revenge on Saturday and do their best to ensure that Fulham do not complete a league double over them.
When the sides met back in December it was Fulham who claimed the spoils, a goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic from the spot was cancelled out by Bamford in the second half before Joshua Onomah scored the winner 21 minutes from time.
My prediction for the game is going to be a tight encounter ending in a 1-1 draw.
Both sides who have aims of Premier League football next season will be eager to put their loss after the restart behind them which could lead to a cagey affair, resulting in both sides sharing the points.
A point on the road for Fulham would be seen as a positive and Leeds would be content given that it puts them a step closer to gaining straight promotion.
Match Preview written by Liam Rice.