It’s a chance for Napoli to apply some pressure back on Juve too, as their match with Sampdoria comes after this showdown at the San Siro. However, with next week’s top-of-the-table contest on the horizon, only three points will do for Napoli in Milan.
Schalke are currently sat in second place and are enjoying a fine campaign under manager Domenico Tedesco. Although they suffered a shock loss to Hamburg last week, previously they’d put together a run of six consecutive wins and five clean sheets in a row, cementing their status as the best of the rest at the moment.
Dortmund have not enjoyed the finest campaign, yet they still remain a point behind their rivals. Last weekend they picked up a crucial victory too, bouncing back well from their mauling at the hands of Bayern to topple Stuttgart. Victory at the home of their Ruhr rivals here would put BVB up into second spot.
When these two sides met earlier in the campaign, we witnessed one of the games of the season as Schalke recovered from 4-0 down to draw 4-4. A match with half as much excitement would be quite the spectacle on Saturday.
PSV EINDHOVEN VS. AJAX
Sunday, April 15, 10:45 a.m. ET, OZ.com
Manchester City missed the chance to clinch the Premier League title against their big rivals last weekend. It’s an opportunity PSV won’t want to miss out on against Ajax on Sunday.
PSV have raced into a seven-point lead at the top of the table, a margin that seems pretty comfortable. However, when they were 2-0 down last weekend at AZ Alkmaar with this match on the horizon, it didn’t feel quite so secure; Phillip Cocu’s side produced an excellent fightback to win 3-2, though.
Victory here would put PSV 10 points clear with three games remaining. It’s a situation Ajax will want to avoid at all costs and if they were able to grab a victory at the Philips Stadion, there’d still be an outside chance of them being able to sneak in to win the title.