Serie A: Udinese at Inter, 8 a.m. Saturday, beIN. Since appointing Massimo Oddo as manager in late November, Udinese has three victories in four games — including two consecutive Serie A wins — that lifted the team out of the relegation doldrums. Inter survived a Coppa Italia scare this week, defeating third-division Pordenone on penalties.
Bundesliga: Schalke at Eintracht Frankfurt, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, FS2. Bayern Munich will win the German title again, but beyond the Bavarian giants, no top teams have emerged so far in the Bundesliga. Schalke, in second, is dreaming of a Champions League spot. Frankfurt, just four points behind Schalke in seventh, has European hopes as well.
Premier League: Tottenham at Manchester City, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Ch. 11. At the midpoint of the season, Manchester City has dropped just two points out of a possible 51, and its second half is set to be a cruise to the title. Tottenham is in a dogfight to get into next season’s Champions League. But can the Spurs get anywhere near City?
Serie A: Juventus at Bologna, 8 a.m. Sunday, beIN. Bologna is no pushover. The northerners battled league-leading Inter to a draw at home this year and nearly pulled off a shocking victory. For the visitors, a draw with Inter last week left them still two points behind, in third place and needing a winning run to stay in the title picture.