Two sides under real threat of relegation meet at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday as Hull City take on Luton Town in a game that could seal the loser’s fate.
Both teams sit in the relegation zone and are both just two points away from escaping the drop with just two games left to play, so a win is absolutely crucial.
The future of these sides could hinge on the earlier kick-off between Charlton and Wigan.
Should the Addicks win at the Valley then the loser of this fixture will be relegated whilst a draw will condemn both sides to League One football next season.
Hull are in wretched form having lost their last four fixtures, conceding a staggering 15 goals in that time whilst only netting three themselves.
Nathan Jones’ return to Luton Town has turned a desperate situation into one of hope as he continues to prove those who said the Hatters were doomed wrong, losing just once since the restart in June.
Jones saw his side share the points with post lockdown strugglers QPR, but Jones will no doubt see it as two points dropped after his side took the lead through top scorer James Collins.
Hull City fans will not need a reminder of how their previous fixture played out when they travelled to in-form Wigan Athletic. The Tigers were tamed well before the halftime whistle blew and retreated to the dressing room 7-0 down before a single goal in the second half rounded up an embarrassing display from Grant McCann’s side.
Whilst there has been little comfort for Hull fans in recent weeks, they can take a small bit of confidence from the reverse fixture earlier in the season when they won 0-3 at Kenilworth Road thanks to goals from Kevin Stewart and Kamil Grosicki.
Kazenga LuaLua has been building up his fitness as he continues to push for a place in the starting line-up.
Nathan Jones has no other injury concerns and may look to field an unchanged side to the team that drew with QPR.
Grant McCann will no doubt make rotations to his side following their defeat to Wigan in midweek.
No injury concerns for the Tigers but expect a few changes to the side.
It may end as another thumping defeat for Hull, but with such a fragile defence and no bite in their attacking play I can see Luton Town picking up another win on Saturday. Should Nathan Jones’ side win I would be quietly confident about their chances of staying up looking at the final day fixtures of those around them.
Match Preview written by Dan Chenery.