The Cottagers appeared destined for the drop at the start of the month when they sat bottom of the table, five points adrift of safety and having played a game more than most of the other teams in relegation trouble.
However, they have found an unlikely hero in recent weeks, with forgotten striker Hugo Rodallega reprising his expert escapist role from his Wigan Athletic days with successive winning goals.
The Colombian, who had previously only made two top-flight starts this campaign, has fired Fulham to victories over Aston Villa and Norwich City which have given them a good chance of survival.
The now two-point gap between them and 17th place, and the difficult run-ins of some of their closest rivals, means that pessimism has been replaced by optimism at Craven Cottage.
Across the capital, meanwhile, Spurs fans will be counting down the days until the end of a desperately wasted season, at the beginning of which they were tipped to be genuine title contenders.
However, a so far disappointing return on their £110m worth of summer investment and managerial upheaval suggests that the Lillywhites will once again miss out on Champions League qualification.
They did come from three goals down to draw with West Bromwich Albion last Saturday, but those two dropped points, combined with Arsenal's midweek win, leaves them seven points adrift of fourth place.
Elsewhere, Magath could name the same side that beat the Canaries, with Kieran Richardson and Sascha Riether operating as wing-backs in a 3-5-2 formation. Dan Burn and Giorgos Karagounis are doubtful.
Possible starting lineups
Spurs: Lloris; Naughton, Chiriches, Kaboul, Rose; Lennon, Chadli, Paulinho, Eriksen; Kane, Adebayor
Fulham: Stockdale; Heitinga, Hangeland, Amorebieta; Riether, Diarra, Sidwell, Richardson; Dejagah, Rodallega
Sports Mole says: 2-1