Sky Live: Team Bath meet Saracens Mavericks in pivotal Vitality Superleague top-four match
Coverage of Sunday's action on the Sky Sports YouTube channel begins at 3.45pm with Surrey Storm vs Severn Stars before Team Bath face Saracens Mavericks.
Last Updated: 21/04/19 8:10pm
Team Bath trio Serena Guthrie, Eboni Usoro-Brown and Kim Commane analyse the challenge posed by Saracens Mavericks as both contend for a top-four finish in the Vitality Superleague.
Bath and Mavericks maintained their push for the top four with victories on Saturday, and with just three fixtures remaining in the regular Superleague season their match-up on Sky Sports' Easter Sunday double-header promises to be a thriller.
Mavericks sit third, just three points behind fourth-placed Loughborough Lightning and six behind Bath who are third - it is likely to be two of those three that join Wasps and Thunder in the top four.
Ahead of a potentially crucial contest at the Ricoh Arena, which you can watch live on the Sky Sports YouTube channel, we asked the Bath trio to asses the threat posed by Mavs.
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|2pm||Wasps Netball||vs||Celtic Dragons|
|2pm||Strathclyde Sirens||vs||London Pulse|
|4pm||Surrey Storm||vs||Severn Stars||Live on Sky Sports Mix & Arena|
|4pm||Loughborough Lightning||vs||Manchester Thunder|
|6pm||Team Bath||vs||Saracens Mavericks||Live on Sky Sports Action & Mix|
Usoro-Brown: The leadership of Sascha Corbin rings right throughout that team. She really controls that centre and gives their team confidence so we will need to stifle her impact and influence on the game.
The relationship George Fisher has built with Georgia Lees up front in wing attack has gone from strength to strength throughout the season. I think she is finding space underneath the posts. It's definitely a headache for a defender.
Guthrie: Sascha has probably got one of the fastest changes of direction in the game in the world so she is incredibly tough to mark.
Georgia Lees is a great player and she has had a lot of court time this year as well so I think she will be feeling really confident. With that combination I think it will be a hard mid-court to try and contain.
Commane: George Fisher has been a standout this year so our defensive unit have an uphill battle with her. We need to shut her down and shut down the ball getting to her as well.
Guthrie: For me it is about isolating the goalkeeper with Razia Quashie. She is just their linchpin at the back and she is so dynamic and good in the air. If we can start to isolate her and Joanna Trip, who equally has had some really great games this year - for me the key is trying to keep those two apart.
Raz is all about in the air - her timing is amazing. I actually really enjoy watching her play because she gets to balls that people don't expect her to get to. That's her biggest strength so for us it is going to be about keeping that ball low, out of the air for as long as possible.
Commane: Their defensive unit is quite strong. They are quite dynamic and aerial so we just need to work out what their weaknesses are and play to what our strengths are.
Usoro-Brown: As we have seen this season there have been a number of momentum shifts in games and it is just about how you handle those and how you push on as a team together.
Guthrie: Mavericks do have a tendency to throw the ball away under pressure. For us, we need to keep building that pressure and play them into trying to throw those balls.
Commane: They sometimes get a little frustrated, they can sometimes be a little erratic and spray the ball but we are all like that at times when we have a brain explosion. Our plan is to stick to our game plan basically for the full 60 minutes.
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Guthrie: If we can just start to learn to try and put those goals away and really punish teams, then we will be a force to be reckoned with.
The Vitality Superleague continues on Sky Sports with two more live games across a busy Easter weekend - from 3.45pm on Sunday we have coverage of Storm vs Stars and Bath vs Mavericks.