The crucial Fulham weakness Leeds United must exploit this weekend

Fulham

Marcus Bettinelli is suspended for this Saturday's clash, meaning Leeds could be in for a treat if Gabor Kiraly starts for Fulham.

Crystal Palace and Burnley fans will remember Gabor Kiraly well. Who could forget those jogging bottoms?

The problem for Fulham fans, however, is that Kiraly - not quite what he once was - is the man they may just look to to stop Leeds United this weekend.

Yes, Marcus Bettinelli's sending off against Watford last week means Kit Symons has to choose between Jesse Joronen and Kiraly - and Fulham supporters don't appear to have any confidence in the latter.

  Minutes Per Goal ConcededAppearancesMinutes Played
Marcus Bettinelli 66 14 1,188
Jesse Joronen 40 4 360
Gabor Kiraly 20.92 3 251

As Opta stats show, Kiraly averages 20 minutes in between every goal he concedes. That's an astonishing statistic for a goalkeeper that has only played three Championship games so far this term.

And that is an area Leeds must exploit when Fulham visit Elland Road this Saturday. Shoot on sight - pepper the goal.

As many fans of the Cottagers have stated over the past week, Kiraly can't be totally at fault for every goal he has conceded - the four he shipped against Watford were when Fulham were down to 10 men.

But supporters haven't exactly been filled with glee at the shot stopper's displays nevertheless. The Leeds faithful, though, may just take hope from clips of the long-trousered goalkeeper over the course of the campaign so far...

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