A win here would go a long way to alleviating those relegation woes, though. Stuttgart face a tough game against Schalke on Sunday and if Hamburg must do their utmost to shift them pressure on them in this exceptionally tight scrap for survival.
Norwich vs. Liverpool
Sunday, 7:00AM, NBCSN
They’re almost there, and as Steven Gerrard bellowed to his players after their 3-2 win over Manchester City, they have no intention of letting this slip.
Liverpool are in the box seat for this Premier League title now, and if they win their last four games then they’ll be lifting their first domestic championship in 24 years. Brendan Rodgers and his team have had a tremendous season and this enterprising, dynamic Liverpool side would certainly be popular winners if they were to finish top of the pile.
The next step in their title charge is a trip to Norwich City, and the Canaries have plenty to play for themselves in the final four games of the season. They’re just two points ahead of Fulham in the battle to stay up and have much sterner run-in than their relegation rivals.
At this juncture, the games at Carrow Road against Arsenal on the final day and against Liverpool this weekend look their best chance of picking up some much needed points. The old stadium should be bouncing on Sunday and the Norwich crowd will do their utmost to inspire their team to a big result.
To pick up some points, Norwich must stop Luis Suarez, a task they’ve found rather difficult in their last four games against the current league leaders; the Uruguayan has netted a whopping 11 goals in his last four games against the Canaries.
Everton vs. Manchester United
Sunday, 11:10AM, NBCSN
After losing to Crystal Palace in midweek, Everton’s Champions League charge was somewhat halted. But there’s arguably no better opportunity to get back on track than when Manchester United rock up at Goodison Park on Easter Sunday in what will be David Moyes’ first return to his old club as Manchester United manager.
Prior to the shock defeat to the Eagles, the Toffees had won seven games on the bounce and Champions League qualification was in their hands. But now, they trail Arsenal by one point in the race for fourth, with a much tougher run-in to tackle.
Moyes and his team have little to play for at this late stage in the campaign, but he’ll be keen for his side to put in a strong performance at a venue where he’s sure to get a fair bit of stick from the Everton supporters; the Goodison Park faithful lost a lot of respect for their former boss after his comedic pursuit of Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.