Fulham vs Sheffield UnitedEnglish Premier League, KO: 20:00 Feb 20, 2021, Craven Cottgae
FULHAM have set the wheels in motion for an unexpected great escape and they will be hoping to take a step closer to safety when Sheffield United visit Craven Cottage on Saturday night.
Scott Parker's side snapped a 14-match winless streak with an excellent 2-0 win at Everton last Sunday and their bid to beat the drop no longer looks like a hopeless cause.
What's more, the West Londoners followed up on their first-ever win at Goodison Park with a battling 1-1 draw at Burnley in midweek.
That means the Cottagers are now six points from safety and they will fancy their chances of reducing the arrears when relegation rivals Sheffield United come calling.
The spirit in the Sheffield United camp is apparent but Chris Wilder's crew have a mountain to climb in their battle to avoid the drop.
Fulham have lost three of their last four home matches but the hosts are 6/5 favourites with TonyBet and the draw pays 9/4 with Bet 365
Sheffield United have lost 12 of their last 14 top-flight road trips and the bookies odds suggest that trend is set to continue with the Blades big outsiders at 13/5 with PaddyPower.
My recommended Bet Builder landed in Sheffield's United 3-0 defeat at West Ham on Monday and I'm going to support a similar formula at Craven Cottage on Saturday night.
If we combine over zero Fulham goals, over two Sheffield United corners and over zero Sheffield United cards we will be presented with a nice looking 5/6 (Bet 365) punt.
Indeed, Fulham have been toothless in attack this season but I fancy them to strike here when they play host to a shaky Sheffield United side who have kept just one clean sheet in 24 top-flight outings this term.
The Cottagers were mighty impressive during their well-deserved 2-0 win at Everton last weekend and another three points on Saturday would breathe fresh life into their survival bid.
In order to boost up the Bet Builder price, I'll throw in over two Sheffield United corners – the Blades are hitting 4.7 flag kicks per game this season and three corners doesn't look like too much to ask from a team who are running out of time in their pursuit of Premier League survival.
Given that Wilder's strugglers are averaging 2.25 yellow cards on their travels coupled with what's a stake here, I'll complete the Bet Builder with over zero Sheffield United cards.
That train of thought could also see value lie with the 5/6 on offer with Bet 365 for Sheffield United to receive over one card during this basement battle.
The Blades have racked up two or more bookings in 10 of their last 12 Premier League fixtures and sparks could fly when Sheffield United enter the last-chance saloon on Saturday night.
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