Crystal Palace v Fulham
Saturday 2 February, 15:00
Zaha missing for Palace
This is the second big relegation clash for Palace in four days following Wednesday night's 1-1 at Southampton, which inched them a little further from the drop zone in 15th place. They are four points clear of Cardiff in 18th and six ahead of 19th-placed Fulham.
This is a battle Roy Hodgson's side will have to fight without talismanic striker Wilfried Zaha, who put them in the lead at Southampton but was then sent off for two yellow cards after his frustration at rough treatment boiled over.
Other problems for Hodgson include the availability of defender James Tomkins and midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, who both went off injured at Southampton.
At least Hodgson has his first-choice goalkeepers back in the squad, with Vicente Guaita preferred to Wayne Hennessey on Wednesday night.
Winning boost for Ranieri
Claudio Ranieri's rescue mission at Fulham might have lift-off after Tuesday night's storming second half at home to Brighton took them from a two-goal deficit to a dramatic 4-2 win.
That was only their third win in 12 Premier League matches under the new manager and now they have to try to bring Tuesday's spirit with them on the road, where they have picked up just one point from five trips under Ranieri.
There are fresh injury concerns with attacking midfielder Andre Schurrle and left wing-back Joe Bryan, who both picked up injuries against Brighton and had to be substituted.
Mitrovic in potent form
Zaha's one-match suspension puts Palace back in the position of having to prove they can manage without him.
They finally managed to win without him with a 1-0 home victory over Leicester in December during a previous suspension, which ended a run of 14 Premier League defeats when Zaha was not in the starting line-up, but it was still not that convincing.
That goes for much of their home form this season as they have had seven blanks in 11 matches and have had to rely on solid defence, with eight of their nine home points coming with a clean sheet. The obvious option for Palace backers is a home win to nil at 3.3512/5.
Without Zaha on the pitch, Fulham will have the most potent striker in Aleksandar Mitrovic, whose two goals against Brighton took him to double figures for the season.
Ranieri's side appear to have worked out how to supply Mitrovic and on Tuesday's form he will take a lot of stopping.
Fulham's big win on Tuesday was not completely out of the blue as they had gone right to the wire in losing 2-1 to Tottenham in their previous home game and arguably had been the better side in a 2-1 defeat at Burnley in their latest away match.
They have had at least four shots on target in each of their last six league games and their only losses in that run have been against big-six sides Arsenal and Tottenham, which indicates they should be well in the game here and will be a serious goal threat.
Although Ranieri's side still have to prove they can win on the road, they are worth a punt at 4.1 given that Mitrovic's form and Zaha's absence might make the difference.
Selhurst Park low on goals
Palace's scoring problems at home have led Hodgson towards a defensive approach and Selhurst Park has the lowest average goals per match (1.55) among Premier League grounds this season.
Nine of Palace's home games (82%) have had under 2.5 goals and six (55%) have had under 1.5 - also league-leading figures.
Fulham, by contrast, have had a number of high-scoring matches with 29% (joint top) going over 4.5 goals. Despite the new manager's best efforts, they have kept only two clean sheets in Ranieri's 12 Premier League games and both teams have scored in eight out of 12.
It is hard to see Fulham failing to make it eight successive scoring games in all competitions, with the doubt lying on the Palace side in the absence of Zaha (11 blanks in the 14 games between their two most recent wins without him).
Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri has won none of his last 20 away Premier League matches (W0 D6 L14), with his last victory back in April 2016 as Leicester manager at Sunderland; he has picked up one point from five away matches as Fulham manager (W0 D1 L4). Palace are 2.111/10 to inflict another defeat.