Kaiserslautern are looking to end the season on a high, even if their relegation to the second division could be sealed on Saturday.
Even in the rare event of a win - Kaiserslautern's last victory dates back to October - the Red Devils could be condemned to a bottom-three finish.
Coach Krassimir Balakov has therefore called on his team to show pride in the last four games, starting on Saturday at home to Nurnberg.
"It is our duty to the club and to our fans to give it all we have got in the last four games of the season," he said.
"Besides, we still theoretically have a chance of staying up and we could take that. But we must also be realistic."
Goalkeeper Tobias Sippel is refusing to throw in the towel until survival is impossible.
He said: "We will not give up and we do still have a minimal amount of belief in a miracle.
"Above all, though, we want to finally gift our fans a win."
Nurnberg will be no pushovers, though, as they still need a few more points to secure their place in the top flight.
"We are not safe yet - mathematically, anything is still possible - but things are looking good for us," said Nurnberg coach Dieter Hecking.
"It would be fantastic if we could pick up all three points, but it is not going to be easy."
Hecking has Marcus Feulner available again after suspension, while Florian Dick is banned for Kaiserslautern and home captain Christian Tiffert is also a doubt due to injury.