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After an impressive first-half display from Fulham against the current league leaders Man City, the flood gates eventually opened as the Citizens ran out 3-0 winners.
That won’t dishearten the Cottagers too much considering how impressive they’ve been lately, and it seemed a matter of their opponents just being too good on the day.
Leeds ground out a goalless draw against Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten Chelsea side last weekend at Elland Road.
That does end a run of back-to-back defeats for them now, but considering they’ve gone W2-D1-L5 since the start of February, it hasn’t been the best of runs for Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
Both those victories came over out of touch Palace and Southampton sides, and their next opponents pose a much bigger threat.
Scott Parker’s men may have lost two of their last three outings, but each of those defeats came against Man City and Spurs, while they beat Liverpool 1-0.
Defensively they’ve been excellent with Joachin Anderson and Tosin Adarabioyo at the back, as only Chelsea have conceded fewer across the last eight matches in the league.
Indeed, eight of their last nine have seen fewer than three goals, with the only exception that City game.
Under 2.5 Goals
You’d have to be concerned about the Whites’ top scorer Patrick Bamford taking a knock last weekend, and with the striker having a hand in 44% of their goals this term, they’ll most likely struggle to score too many should he be absent.
Of course, they’ve seen more than two goals in 57% of their games this term, but scoring just three goals of their own across their last five games now, all of which came against an out of touch Saints side, this could well have the makings of a low scoring game.
Bielsa’s side have picked up 29 of their 36 points this season against the teams outside the top seven, but they’ve still lost both the last two of those on the road against Arsenal and Wolves.
In fact, it’s three defeats on the bounce when visiting all sides in the Premier League now and we just can’t be getting behind them at the prices.
By contrast, Fulham have now failed to score in seven of their last nine at Craven Cottage though, and the value bet is the ‘Unders’.