FA Cup: Sheffield United v Fulham match preview

A look ahead to this week’s FA Cup fixture at Bramall Lane

League One outfit Sheffield United will have another Premier League scalp in their sights when Premier League strugglers Fulham visit, after they knocked out Aston Villa in the Third Round with a 2-1 victory.

However, Sunday’s game comes as a welcome distraction for both sides, who find themselves in the midst of relegation scraps in their respective leagues.

For Fulham, despite dispatching Norwich 3-0 in the last round, life under René Meulensteen has been ridden with inconsistent results, and like Sheffield United, they will be using this game to try to generate some momentum and kick-start their fights for survival.

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 1.00 pm

PAST MEETINGS:

Sheffield United 2 (Stead, Tonge) Fulham 0, Barclays Premier League, January 2007.

Fulham 1 (Bullard) Sheffield United 0, Barclays Premier League, August 2006.

STATS:

Fulham have only won one of their last six away matches.

Sheffield United have not lost in the five FA Cup matches they have played against Fulham (W4, D1)

Fulham have conceded the most goals so far in the Premier League this season, 10 more than the next highest team (Cardiff).

Sheffield United have scored the joint fewest goals League Two this season. (26, with Shrewsbury)

ODDS:

Sheffield United to win: 2.68

Fulham to win: 2.86

Draw: 3.5

TV: Live on BT Sport 1 HD at 1.00pm. Highlights on ITV at 10.45pm

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