Fulham vs Sheffield United lineups, 3 predictions – Alex Iwobi to finally get a start?

Fulham vs Sheffield United lineups, 3 predictions – Alex Iwobi to finally get a start?
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Fulham will host Sheffield United at Craven Cottage in the Premier League on Saturday with a chance for Alex Iwobi to finally make a start for the club. The match will kick-off at 15:00 BST, 7 October 2023.

The Cottagers suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Chelsea in their last outing on Monday. Mykhailo Mudryk and Armando Broja scored within 80 seconds apart in the first half as Chelsea picked up only their second win of the season.

On the other hand, Sheffield lost 2-0 at West Ham United last time out. They remain at the bottom of the league table with just one point from seven games. Meanwhile Fulham have eight points from seven games and are ranked 13th on the league standings.

Alex Iwobi embracing his Fulham teammates
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Fulham vs Sheffield United probable lineups

This is how we think both teams will line up in this Premier League game:

Fulham

Bernd Leno; Timothy Castagne, Issa Diop, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson; Harrison Reed, João Paulinha, Andreas Pereira; Alex Iwobi, Willian, Raul Jimenez.

Sheffield United

Wesley Foderingham; Jack Robinson, Chris Basham, Anel Ahmedhodzic, Luke Thomas; James McAtee, Vinicius Souza, Gustavo Hamer, Jayden Bogle; Oliver McBurnie, Cameron Archer.

Fulham vs Sheffield United confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Fulham vs Sheffield United predictions

Prediction 1: Fulham to win

Marco Silva's men have won three of their last four home games against Sheffield without conceding. They have had three wins in their last 10 home games in the Premier League as well, scoring 12 goals and conceding 18. Considering Alex Iwobi could start and a matter of Sheffield's form being nothing to write home about, a win for Fulham with home advantage looks more likely.

Willian in action for Fulham
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Prediction 2: Both teams to score

The visitors have netted in three out of the last four games with Fulham; they've also played both teams' scoring results in four of the last six outings they've made coming into this clash. Similarly, Marco Silva's side have scored and also conceded in four of their last seven matches. We have a strong motivation to back this battle to finish with goals at both ends.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals

As already established, Fulham have scored 12 goals and conceded 18 in their last 10 games at the Craven Cottage; while the Blades have conceded 10 goals in just their last two games having suffered injury woes a lot this campaign. We fancy this clash to produce the least three goals as four of the last seven clashes between them have.

Fulham vs Sheffield United head-to-head

The head-to-head record of this fixture since 2015 shows that out of 7 games played, Fulham have won 4 times, Sheffield have won 2, while 1 game ended in a draw.

Fulham recent form

Fulham 0-2 Chelsea (02/10) – Premier League

Fulham 2-1 Norwich (27/09) – Carabao Cup

Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham (23/09) – Premier League

Fulham 1-0 Luton (16/09) – Premier League

Man City 5-1 Fulham (02/09) – Premier League

Sheffield United recent form

West Ham 2-0 Sheffield United (30/09) – Premier League

Sheffield United 0-8 Newcastle (24/09) – Premier League

Tottenham 2-1 Sheffield United (16/09) – Premier League

Sheffield United 2-2 Everton (02/09) – Premier League

Sheffield United 2-3 Lincoln City (30/08) – Carabao Cup

Where to watch Fulham vs Sheffield United live in the UK

Football fans in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the Premier League match between Fulham and Sheffield United on Peacock.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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