Today marks a crucial day for many a side with a relegation fears. With four of the bottom seven facing each other, it is all set up to give us a clearer indication of who is likely to be safe, and who will go down.
While Cardiff travel to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion in the crunch fixture, just as much is at stake between Swansea and Norwich at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea sit 15th, just two points behind the Canaries, and a convincing home win should surely see them begin the kind of run that sees them safe in the Premier League for another season. Norwich though, after picking up a crucial 2-0 win over Sunderland last weekend, will also fancy themselves to remain in the top-flight with victory today, and would pull five points clear of their Welsh opposition.
Swansea have struggled of late, posting only one win in all competitions since beating Cardiff in February. But today represents a golden opportunity to break clear on the scrapping pack below them.
The Swans have home advantage, as well as a superior squad at their disposal. Garry Monk will need to inject plenty of energy into the players and be sure they capitalise on a good chance to give them some breathing space.
Playing at the Liberty Stadium has not always been to their benefit in recent weeks, but they will surely fancy themselves against a Norwich side that will perhaps be punching above their weight by staying in the Premier League this season.
The winner of this fixture will take a huge amount of confidence from beating a relegation rival. A win for the Swans and positive results in other fixtures means they could be eight points clear of the drop, a massive difference with less than two-months of the season remaining. Defeat, and it looks like Norwich will join the likes of Hull and Aston Villa in probable safety, reducing it to a six-way fight for survival.
Will Swansea get the better of Norwich at the Liberty Stadium?