Watford can continue their bid for a ‘best of the rest’ seventh-place finish by seeing off visitors Southampton this evening, while Portland Trail Blazers can finish off their NBA playoff series with Oklahoma City Thunder.
Watford are still without the suspended Troy Deeney for the visit of Southampton this evening but should still have enough firepower to claim all three points.
The Hornets saw a seven-match unbeaten run at Vicarage Road ended by Arsenal last time out after they were reduced to 10 men early on.
If they can keep all 11 players on the pitch today, they can secure the win and move back above Everton and into seventh spot.
Saints are not quite clear of danger yet and are still in desperate need of a few more points although their away form has been poor over the last few weeks.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have lost three of their last four games on the road and, looking back a bit further, they have just three wins in their last 10.
Southampton have at least scored in seven of their last 10 away games and may well find a way through, but Watford can win with both teams to score.
Portland are just one win away from the Western Conference semi-finals and they can secure their place in the next round of the NBA playoffs by beating a -3.5 handicap when they host Oklahoma City Thunder tonight.
The Blazers won by five points in Game 1 and 10 points in Game 2, then downed OKC on the road in Game 4 by 13 points for their biggest win of the series.
Now the two teams are back in Oregon, Portland should be too strong and they can extend their winning run at the Moda Center to 11 games.