Sheffield United continue their search for a first Premier League win as they travel to Craven Cottage to face Fulham this weekend.
Fulham currently sit 13th in the Premier League with two wins, two draws and three losses from seven games this season.
The Cottagers have been a fairly middling side in the Premier League so far which is not unexpected given they lost a couple of key players from last season's campaign, Manor Solomon and top scorer Aleksandar Mitrović, without adequately replacing them.
They're coming into this game amidst a fairly poor run of league form having won just one of their last five games, a 1-0 win over Luton Town, while drawing two and losing two of the other four.
Their most recent game saw them fall to a 0-2 defeat at home to Chelsea in a game they'll quickly want to forget. After falling behind to a Mykhailo Mudryk goal in the first half, Marco Silva's side immediately conceded a second almost straight from kick-off in light of an egregious error from centre-back Tim Ream. While Fulham pushed in the second half to find an equaliser they were ultimately fairly well beaten by a clearly superior side.
The Cottagers should have enough to remain in the Premier League this season but it's becoming abundantly clear that they're a notably inferior side to the one that lead them to a 10th place finish last season.
As such, the threat of relegation will probably be breathing down their neck for the next five months at least which makes games such as these must-win encounters.
Sheffield United currently sit 20th in the Premier League with one win and six losses from their first seven games of the season.
The Blades have had a fairly miserable start to life back in the Premier League as they find themselves as one of the overwhelming favourites to fall back down to the Championship.
They're coming into this game wildly out of form having lose each of their last three games on the bounce, one of which was an 0-8 drubbing at the hands of Newcastle.
Their most recent outing saw them fall to a 2-0 win away at West Ham United in a fairly toothless performance that demonstrated the gap between an established Premier League side and a team still trying to get a foothold in the division.
Manager Paul Heckingbottom is likely walking a tightrope in terms of his job security at present as the powers that be atop the club's hierarchy will feel they have no choice but to make a change should results fail to improve.
A defeat here could push them one step closer to that fate and based on recent results that feels a likely outcome.
For our Fulham vs. Sheffield United prediction, we're going for a 1-0 in for the home side.