Charlton Athletic will be looking to show their supporters that Friday's defeat against struggling Millwall was a blip and that they can continue their impressive recent form until the end of the season.
Guy Luzon initially struggled to turn Charlton's fortunes around in the early part of his reign, but the Israeli coach has presided over a run of five victories in their last seven outings to pull the South London outfit into the top half of the table.
His team did slump to a defeat against relegation-threatened Millwall at the New Den on Friday, but otherwise Charlton are one of the in-form teams in the English second tier. Indeed, only Bournemouth and Middlesbrough have better records than the side from The Valley in recent weeks.
Luzon's men are not mathematically out of the running for a playoff place, but the Addicks will need an amazing slice of fortune to get anywhere near the top six come May.
However, Charlton may feel that a promising finish to a sometimes turbulent campaign could pave the way for a tilt at promotion next season.
Recent form: WWLWWL
After relegation from the Premier League last season, Fulham fans may have been forgiven for thinking that their team should be in contention to reclaim their top-flight status at the first attempt.
However, Felix Magath presided over a nightmare start to the campaign, which saw Fulham loitering at the bottom of the Championship in the early weeks.
Inevitably, the German coach and his punishing training methods were cast aside in September in favour of former Cottagers defender Kit Symons, who took over the team on a caretaker basis initially.
After five wins in nine games, Symons was awarded the role on a permanent basis, but Fulham have been unable to pull away from the relegation battle and Friday's 4-1 home defeat at the hands of playoff-chasing Brentford did nothing to help their survival bid.
The West London outfit, who were in the final of the Europa League only five years ago, have only won once in their last six games, a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield Town, in a bizarre match which saw Terriers forward Nakhi Wells miss two penalties and Alex Kacaniklic score direct from a corner.
Fulham's run in may give them hope of securing their Championship status as they do not meet a top-10 team until their final two fixtures of the season, which gives the Cottagers an opportunity to confirm their survival before that time.
Recent form: LLDLWL
Brentford loanee Richard Lee could make his first start in goal for Fulham after he was unable to feature against his parent club on Friday.
Johnnie Jackson may be in line for a return, having been sidelined since mid-February with injury, although Luzon opted not to use the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder at the New Den.
Charlton possible starting lineup:
Henderson, Bikey-Amougou, Fox, Gomez, Johnson, Gudmundsson, Diarra, Cousins, Bulot, Eagles, Watt
Fulham possible starting lineup:
Lee; Grimmer, Bodurov, Turner, Husband; Fofana, Guthrie, Tunnicliffe, Kacaniklic; Woodrow, McCormack
Head To Head
Fulham have largely enjoyed the better of things against Charlton in recent meetings. However, the Cottagers' 3-0 win at Craven Cottage was the first league fixture between the pair for almost eight years.
Fulham's recent good record against Charlton includes a 4-0 FA Cup third-round victory at the Cottage in 2012, thanks in no small part to a hat-trick from Clint Dempsey.
We say: Charlton 2-1 Fulham
Charlton did slump to a surprise defeat against Millwall last time out, but they have otherwise shown promise of late and will look to finish the season on a high. Fulham have also conceded 72 goals during the current campaign, only Blackpool have let in more. That defensive record suggests that the Addicks might edge this one.