Both teams lost on their return to action last weekend, meaning that Fulham remain seven points behind the side directly above them in the final automatic promotion spot.
There is no denying that Leeds have had a serious issue getting over the line in recent seasons, perhaps best epitomised in Marcelo Bielsa's maiden campaign in charge of the club.
Two wins in their last nine games of the regular season saw the Whites slip from second to third, having been well clear of the chasing pack at one point.
United then squandered a two-goal advantage in their playoff semi-final against Derby County as their promotion hopes faded in an almost comical fashion.
Despite being seven points clear of third place with eight games of 2019-20 to play, it is little wonder that Leeds supporters are not getting ahead of themselves just yet - especially on the back of last week's 2-0 loss to Cardiff, with Bielsa's men being punished for a lack of cutting edge in the final third and some sloppy decision making.
Losing to Cardiff is nothing new for United, having picked up just three wins against their bogey side in the last 25 encounters, but there is a worry that another wobble is imminent.
The momentum that was built up prior to the coronavirus-enforced shutdown, when winning five games in a row, has been completely lost in the space of one match.
Added importance has therefore been placed on Saturday's visit of third-place Fulham, who themselves slipped up in their first match back after three months off.
This weekend's trip to Yorkshire may just be the best possible fixture for Scott Parker, knowing that victory will close the gap to four points with seven games to go.
A draw surely will not be enough for Fulham if they are to realistically close the gap on United, but that is the way each of their last three away matches have ended.
Furthermore, the last three Championship meetings between Leeds and Fulham at Elland Road have ended as draws, with Fulham taking the lead in two of those before drawing 1-1.
The onus is on Parker's men to pick up a win against their promotion rivals. If they do so, the battle for a top-two finish will well and truly be alive.
Leeds United's Championship form: WWWWWL
Fulham's Championship form: LDWWDL
The fitness of key man Pablo Hernandez is the biggest talking points from Leeds' perspective, with his absence keenly felt against Cardiff.
Alfie Mawson's return from injury means that the visitors have near enough a fully-fit squad to choose from, but Parker is not expected to make any other changes.
Leeds United possible starting lineup:
Meslier; Ayling, Cooper, White, Alioski; Phillips; Costa, Dallas, Klich, Harrison; Bamford
Fulham possible starting lineup:
Rodak; Odoi, Hector, Ream, Bryan; Reed, Cairney; Knockaert, Reid, Cavaleiro; Mitrovic
We say: Leeds United 1-1 Fulham
Fulham need the win more than Leeds this weekend, but Bielsa will not set out his side to claim a point. The Cottagers are unbeaten in five on their travels but have drawn the last three of those, a run that we are expecting to see continue in this truly massive clash.