Fulham vs Newcastle
A marooned Fulham have the chance to pick up their only win of the last 9 games and gain ground on 19th-placed Cardiff this weekend but will have to shore up their backline in order to do so.
The Cottagers have the leakiest defence in the League which sees them sit rock bottom on -36 goal difference, an average of 2.2 goals per game this season. They are without a home clean sheet since the beginning of December and have lost the last 4 in front of their own crowd, conceding 13.
At the other end they aren’t much better, managing exactly a goal-per-game. The visitors have the worst defensive record in the top half with 39 against, and have kept just one clean sheet away from home in their last 5. Their 4-1 rout at Hull was the first time they had scored away from home in nearly 200 minutes. The Toon have managed more goals overall this season with 1.4 goals per game.