The next Fulham vs Sheffield United H2H takes place in the Premier League (PL) on Saturday afternoon with both teams coming off the back of 2-0 defeats in the previous matchday. The West Londoners lost their local derby against Chelsea on Monday night, while the Blades lost at West Ham United last weekend.
Fulham vs Sheffield United H2H Record
The two sides have met 67 times in all competitions, with Sheffield United recording more victories:
- Fulham Wins: 21
- Draws: 15
- Sheffield United Wins: 31
Their first encounter came in the Championship in the 1934/1935 season, where Fulham thrashed their opponents 7-2 at home. They were involved in another nine-goal thriller in 2017, where Fulham won 5-4 at Bramall Lane, as Leon Clarke and Ryan Sessegnon both scored hat-tricks, while their last PL clash was in 2021 – Ademola Lookman grabbing the only goal of the game in a 1-0 Fulham win.
Last time out…
Fulham and Sheffield United last met on the Championship's final day in the 2021/22 campaign, when the Blades thumped their opponents 4-0 at Bramall Lane. Now Nottingham Forest midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White opened the scoring, but the Cottagers still won promotion as champions, while United missed out in the play-offs.
Fulham vs Sheffield United H2H: Potential MVP
Andreas Pereira is usually the hub of creativity for Fulham, as none of his team-mates have averaged more key passes (1.4) or crosses (one) per game than him in the league this season.
Last campaign, Pereira notched up six assists in the PL, the most in the squad, and also contributed four goals. He likes to get on the ball, takes set-pieces, and often ranks highly for touches in the squad.
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) October 24, 2022
However, the Brazilian has only scored once and provided no assists so far this term, picking up a booking against Chelsea on Monday night to show his frustrations.
Nonetheless, Pereira will be looking to make amends against Sheffield United, and put in a much better home performance.
Fulham: Players in focus
Tim Ream – Needs to make amends
Ream was guilty of a hospital pass against Chelsea that enabled Armando Broja to score their second just seconds after Mykhaylo Mudryk gave the visitors the lead. The captain will need to show some character against the Blades and put that mistake behind him.
Joao Palhinha – The midfield rock
Palhinha has made more tackles than midfield partners Pereira and Harrison Reed combined since the start of last campaign, and will be fundamental in ensuring that Fulham win the midfield battle.
Andreas Pereira – The creator
Pereira is Fulham's main source of creativity, and also has fire in his belly, as shown by his yellow card against Chelsea.
Sheffield United: Players in focus
Wes Foderingham – May be busy
United are yet to keep a PL clean sheet and have conceded the most goals in the division (19), so goalkeeper Foderingham will need to be at his best.
Gustavo Hamer – A smart signing
For all of the Blades' struggles in the PL, Hamer has been a bright spark since arriving in Yorkshire. He is their top scorer in the top flight with two goals, and no Blade averages more key passes (1.8).
Cameron Archer – Desperate for a goal
Archer is yet to score since his United debut against Everton, and will be desperate to get back on the scoresheet.
Final Prediction for the next Fulham vs Sheffield United H2H
These two teams are low on confidence after recent results, and have only scored 10 goals between them in seven PL games so far. Therefore, expect a cagey and low-scoring affair, with Fulham to just edge it on the basis of their home advantage.
We're saying 1-0 to Fulham with Pereira to score or assist.