Hull, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Hull City will hope to avoid relegation on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday when the Tigers close their campaign against Manchester United at the KC Stadium.
With Burnley and Queens Park Rangers already relegated, the final dreaded bottom three position is still up for grabs and will be decided on Sunday between Hull or Newcastle United.
Hull have struggled most of the season, but are ending the campaign on a particularly horrid run of from having won just twice in their last 11 matches.
Hull's last two wins came on April 25 and 28, a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace and a 1-0 win over Liverpool, but since then it's been all downhill for Steve Bruce's men as they stand on the precipice of playing in the Championship next season.
Last time out, the Tigers suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham- Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
After a scoreless first half, Nacer Chadli found the back of the net in the 54th minute and Danny Rose doubled the lead in the 61st minute to send Hull to its third consecutive defeat.
The result set up a final-day nail biter for Hull, which must beat Manchester United and hope that other results on the day go their way if they hope to play a third consecutive season in the Premier League.
Bruce expressed optimism that his club will survive to play another season in the top flight.
"Is there one final twist? Can we upset the apple cart? Let's hope we can do it," Bruce said.
"Six or seven of the players who got me into this league a few years ago (are still here) and they have big hearts. We've missed some of those big players during the season."
Also in the mix to try to avoid relegation is Newcastle United. The Magpies come into Sunday's final day in 17th place, two points ahead of Hull but with a vastly inferior goal difference.
Newcastle is also in the midst of a terrible run of form, having gone l1 straight without a win, including a 2-1 loss to Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road last week.
United can still go down if Hull City beats Manchester United and the Magpies drop points.
Also in the Premier League on Sunday, Arsenal closes its season with a home date against West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium, while FA Cup finalists Aston Villa battle Burnley at Villa Park.
Champions-elect Chelsea will be without star winger Eden Hazard when the Blues face Sunderland at Stamford Bridge, while Crystal Palace hosts Swansea City at Selhurst Park.
Everton finishes its season against Tottenham at Goodison Park, while Leicester City looks to complete its escape from the bottom three against QPR at the King Power Stadium.
Manchester City welcomes Southampton to the Etihad Stadium, while Liverpool aims to finish its season on a positive with a win over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium,