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Fulham face Leicester -- LC. Match Preview

last updated Tuesday 29th October 2013, 12:05 PM

Fulham manager Martin Jol
Fulham manager
Martin Jol
Martin Jol
Given that struggling Fulham failed to register a shot on target against Southampton on Saturday and Leicester have been scoring at will, an upset appears on the cards in the East Midlands.

The Foxes are the Championship's form side on home turf, have goal threats all over the pitch and have confidence oozing out of them.

Fulham are quite the opposite and manager Martin Jol admitted as much when he said he feared the Cottagers could have been on the wrong end of a hammering against Saints.

However, the Cottagers have enjoyed some League Cup respite so far this season, most notably coming from behind to beat Everton in the last round.


  • These sides last met in a 2008 League Cup second-round match at Craven Cottage - which Fulham won 3-2 after a late Danny Murphy strike.

  • Fulham dominate the overall head-to-head between the sides, winning 39 to Leicester's 25 (17 draws).

  • Leicester's last win in this fixture came after a League Cup fifth-round penalty shoot-out in January 2000.

  • Leicester

  • Leicester have won their last seven home games in all competitions and have won their last three League Cup fourth-round ties.

  • The free-scoring Foxes have scored 30 goals in 16 games this term.

  • They have the best home record in the Championship (W6, D1).

  • Top-scorer David Nugent took his tally to eight in Saturday's 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

  • Fulham

  • Fulham have won four of their last five games against Leicester City in all competitions (D1).

  • The Cottagers didn't have a shot on target in Saturday's 2-0 defeat against Southampton.

  • Fulham have lost two of their last four games in the League Cup against teams from a lower division.

  • While Leicester have five players who have scored three goals or more this season, Fulham have just one - Darren Bent (three).

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