It’s 3rd vs 10th in the Championship tonight as Burnley host Fulham at Turf Moor in what should be an interesting match up.
Both teams are in fine form with both sides unbeaten in their last five league games.
Burnley have taken 13 points from a potential 15 points whereas Fulham have taken nine points from the same available.
Dean Marney and Kevin Long could be welcomed back to the Burnley squad following injury, ahead of the game while Scott Parker may return for the Cottagers.
Both teams will want to make a further statement with a win.
Here are THREE things to look out for tonight…..
A battle in style
Both teams generally have different approaches to winning football matches, Burnley’s mixed style of play, often going long to the likes of Sam Vokes has proven to be successful both this season and two seasons ago when Burnley were promoted to the Premier League.
They will look to physically dominate Fulham and be resolute at the back often taking few risks.
However, Fulham this season are a team, who look to control possession and keep the ball on the floor.
They have brought in technicians who suit this style of play as they look to out pass their opponent, and get Ross McCormack causing havoc in between the lines.
There is no clear way to win a football match so it will be interesting to see which style comes on top.
Three in-form strikers
There will be three in-form strikers on display tonight with Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele on seven goals for the season for Fulham, while Andre Gray is on eight for Burnley.
The goals have been flying in for both clubs recently which would make you assume there should be goals tonight.
Both defences will have their work cut out with Gray feeding off Vokes, and McCormack and Dembele working nicely together.
Whichever partnership is the most productive could decide the game.
Kit Symons Pressure lifting
With 46 games in a Championship season, there will always been time to turn fortunes around over the season, and Fulham manager Kit Symons has already been under pressure at times this season, having now built the side he wanted with key signings joining the club.
The owner wants top six, so a run of bad results will instantly put pressure on, however, with the club now unbeaten in five, Symons might well be the man for the job.
A win tonight could be a catalyst for optimism around the club and keep the pressure off the manager.
A win is likely to prove difficult but it could be the statement of intent Symons needs.