Wisła Kraków vs Śląsk Wrocław, Polish Ekstraklasa, Sunday 6th May, 16:00.
This could potentially be a game where the throne of the league title is passed from one to the other. Wisła may now be long out of the race for the title, which they clinched last season, however their opponents are very much in the hunt for only their second league victory – the first coming way back in 1977. The final game of the season could see any of 4 clubs seal the Ekstraklasa, depending on how other results go, in a round of matches that are sure to leave fans on the edge of their seat. The prospect of facing the incumbent champions may not be an ideal situation for Śląsk however the knowledge of a winners medal come the final whistle will surely be incentive enough to prevent a catastrophic slip up. It’s difficult to know where to put your money though; Śląsk, Ruch Chorzów, Lech Poznań or Legia Warszawa?
Győri ETO vs Debrecen, Hungarian NB I, Sunday 6th May, 17:00.
This is a match that could be of championship deciding proportions. With Győri currently trailing the league leaders Debrecen by some 5 points, with a mere 4 games remaining, a home defeat would see the visitors take a monumental step towards winning their 6th league title in 8 seasons. Győri will be eager to bounce back following their disappointing showing against Kecskeméti TE, a game they lost 2-0, which was a result that brought to an end a rather impressive string of results. The problem for the home side is the Debrecen, aside from their penchant for draws, are in imperious form which few sides look capable of overhauling. Debrecen remain undefeated in the league this term which is a fabulous feat and is testament to Elemér Kondás’ incredible handling of team affairs since taking the reigns at the beginning of the season.
Zagreb vs Dinamo Zagreb, Croatian 1. HNL, Saturday 5th May, 18:00.
This is a city derby of contrasts. While Dinamo bathe in their vast list of honours, their neighbours are forced to watch on ruefully from a rather less esteemed position. This is not to say that the home side have not tasted success, as their maiden league title at the turn of century attests to, however Dinamo remain one of Eastern football’s major names. This season Dinamo have swept aside all that have come before them in a manner of sheer, uncompromising superiority. Some 20 points separate the league leaders from their closest rival, Hajduk Split, while a goal difference superiority of 35 shows just how dominant Dinamo have been this season. Zagreb have, however, shown signs of improvement this season as they look to re-establish themselves in the Croatian top flight following a string of disappointing finishes. The odds may look against the home side, but this is a city derby, and nothing is ever certain in such matches.