Two Championship sides transferring opposite directions meet on Saturday afternoon as Sheffield Wednesday host Fulham at Hillsborough.
The hosts are winless in six league games, while Fulham are stored on a three-match winning streak to all competitions.
It became a bright learn to the season with the Owls whenever they comfortably saw off newly-promoted Bristol City, speculate then they have grabbed just three suggests of a possible 18 to slump to 18th inside the table.
That leaves them only a point away from the relegation zone, so defeat here could see them drop in to the bottom three in front of their third-round Capital One Cup tie away at Premier League strugglers Newcastle United on Wednesday.
Last Saturday they matched high-flying Burnley at Turf Moor, but still did not take their chances and a couple late goals saw them drop 3-1 in Lancashire. They played again in Red Rose county on Tuesday night, stumbling to your goalless draw against lowly Bolton Wanderers.
Carlos Carvalhal has admitted that his side should be more clinical before goal and the man will hope that the return home will give you Fernando Forestieri using the platform to attain his first goal to the club if we do bright moments against Burnley and Bolton.
If the Owls will be to find the net, it is going to extend their run of scoring inside league in your own home to 11 matches, a streak that stretches to their goalless draw with Brighton & Hove Albion on Valentine's Day. However, they have neglected to score over two at Hillsborough since April 2014, a run of 28 matches.
The holiday to Bolton was the first of the four-match run against sides within the bottom half, with a vacation to Brentford and visit from Preston North End following a League Cup tie at Newcastle.
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Three wins in a row in most competitions for Kit Symons's side of course, if they make it four it is going to be the very first time since their famous 2009-10 campaign that they've got managed four victories within the bounce.
Back-to-back league wins saw them, astonishingly, climb in to the Championship's top half on Sunday for your first time since their relegation in 2014, but as his or her midweek fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers was rearranged on account of other teams playing on a lively Wednesday night in West London, they've already slipped back in 13th.
The Cottagers have scored eight and conceded only two inside their recent winning streak, last time out edging Blackburn Rovers 2-1 in your house.
Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele put Symons's side in charge, but Blackburn fought back inside the second half all of which will feel hard completed by as they appeared to have a fair goal ruled out once the officials didn't spot how the ball had crossed the road.
Fulham are chasing three league wins in a row for that first time since March 2012, however run may very well be viewed as easy considering that the two sides they've got beaten for his or her first maximums of the time of year, Rotherham United and Blackburn Rovers, support the rest in 23rd and 24th.
A good run resistant to the sides below them must give you the platform for better results against those higher up if Fulham will be become a playoff contender this coming year.
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Last season's Championship goalkeeper of the time of year, Keiren Westwood, has completed 90 minutes just once this year but is actually fully fit and might replace youngster Joe Wildsmith between your sticks for Wednesday.
Carvalhal made two changes to his backline for Tuesday's match and may go with all the same defence again, leaving club captain Glenn Loovens for the bench, after their clean sheet in the Macron Stadium.
Symons is probably going to go using the same side that started against Blackburn given that they have got had six days' rest.
Ryan Fredereicks was among the substitutes used against Rovers, but he'll almost certainly not be for sale in two days' time due to some knock. Symons said today that there are no need to risk the full-back while he is cup-tied for Tuesday's League Cup tie against Stoke City, so has lots of time to recover before next weekend's visit of Queens Park Rangers.
Wednesday possible starting lineup:
Westwood; Hunt, Turner, Lees, Pudil; Lee, Hutchinson, Bannan; Forestieri, Nuhiu, Matias
Fulham possible starting lineup:
Lonergan; Richards, Stearman, Ream, Husband; Cairney, Tunnicliffe, O'Hara, Pringle; McCormack, Dembele
Head To Head
Five from the last six league meetings between both of these sides have resulted in a draw, including their last encounter, which would be a 1-1 bring in May.
Wednesday's scoring run at your home is mentioned previously, but when Fulham discover the net at Hillsborough it can be the 13th in time 14 matches that they've scored contrary to the Owls.
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