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Leeds have major fixture advantage over Championship rival Fulham

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Leeds have major fixture advantage over Championship rival Fulham

Leeds United have 10 games remaining in the Championship season to try get over the line for automatic promotion and are currently on a four-game winning streak to help build momentum at Elland Road.

Marcelo Bielsa’s team sit second in the league table and the closest team chasing them down is third-placed Fulham.

The Yorkshire giants currently have a five-point cushion over Fulham and it’s all about maintaining that for the rest of the campaign for them, as they desperately try to get back in the Premier League.

Leeds do have one key advantage over them on paper at least and it could end up having a big say in the promotion outcome.

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The Whites only play one team from the top seven during their final games, which is when they host Fulham at Elland Road on 18 March in a huge showdown.

 

They have been fairly dominant against teams lower down the division and usually dominate the ball whoever they play.

But on the flip side Fulham still have to face five of the top seven to take up half of their remaining schedule and it looks a tough ask on paper.

Scott Parker’s side know how crucial it will be of getting a result at Elland Road and they did beat Leeds 2-1 at Craven Cottage when the pair clashed back in December in the previous league meeting.

The unpredictability of the Championship means anything could happen, but any team would surely much rather have the Leeds run-in compared to Fulham.

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