Premier League relegation fight .

After last Saturday’s convincing loss to Leicester, West Brom are now all but relegated. In my opinion, that leaves positions 14th to 19th battling it out to avoid being in the last two relegation spots after the last game of the season in May.

14th- Swansea City:

Before new manager Carlos Carvalhal joined, the Swans looked destined for the drop. However, since joining in his eight games in charge he’s unbeaten in 5 of his games in charge, including impressive wins over Liverpool and Arsenal. They currently sit four points clear of the drop zone and even with a tough run in ahead, the team spirit Carvahal has brought in, will see them survive.

Must win games:

Everton (H)  14/4

Bournemouth (A) 5/5

Stoke (H) 13/5

Prediction: 15th (37 points)

15th- Huddersfield:

Most tipped the Terriers to go down this year, before this years campaign. However, they have turned into one of the surprise packages in the league, impressing throughout the year, most notably when they beat Manchester United. Manager David Wagner, has got the best out of his players, which none are star studded names, but like Swansea the team spirit and belief will be enough to survive, especially considering the amount of winnable home games.

Must win games:

Crystal Palace (H) 17/3

Brighton (A) 7/4

Watford (H) 14/4

Everton (H) 28/4

Prediction: 14th (38 points)

 

16th- West Ham:

The feeling around the football club is toxic, to say the least but on paper out of the seven teams they have the best squad on paper to survive. Nevertheless, David Moyes hasn’t been able to get anything out of his players in crucial games in recent weeks, which is a worrying sign for Hammers fans. They sit only three points above the relegation zone, so need their frustrated fans and players to unite to steer them from safety after what has been a dismal season.

Vital games:

Southampton (H) 31/3

Stoke (H) 16/4

Leicester (A) 5/5

Everton (H) 13/5

Prediction: 16th (37 points)

17th- Southampton:

Just like West Ham, Southampton shouldn’t be anywhere near the drop on paper but find themselves in real contention for the drop after a boring, heartless, flat season for the Saints. The confidence levels are rock bottom after winning just two of their last seventeen games. You could argue Southampton’s run in, is the hardest on paper as they still have to play; Arsenal away, Chelsea at home, Leicester away, Everton away and Manchester City at home. They likely won’t pick up many points from their last few games, therefore they are destined for the drop.

Vital games:

West Ham (A) 31/3

Bournemouth (H) 28/4

Everton (A) 5/5

Manchester City (H) 13/5

Prediction: 19th (33 points)

 

18th- Crystal Palace:

It’s going to be yet another relegation scrap for Palace. Despite an improvement in performances, in the last few weeks, late goals have meant they’ve cruelly come away with nothing. No win in their last seven games, is a worrying sign for the Eagles ahead of some must win games coming up. However, Palace are helped by the return from injury of starman Wilfried Zaha. Their form with and without him is drastic to say the least, so will Zaha save them from the drop again now he’s back? I think so.

Vital games:

Huddersfield (A) 17/3

Brighton (H) 14/4

Stoke (A) 5/5

West Brom (H) 13/5

Prediction: 17th (35 points)

 

19th – Stoke:

The usual mid table specialists, have endured a horrid campaign at the Bet365 stadium. A decent squad on paper, has been performing like Championship players all season. The sacking of Mark Hughes was justified, but bringing in Paul Lambert was ludicrous and looked an appointment in preparation for next season’s Championship campaign. A tough run in, doesn’t help and the Potters look destined for the drop.

Vital games:

West Ham (A) 16/4

Burnley (H) 21/4

Crystal Palace (H) 5/5

Swansea (A) 13/5

Prediction: 18th (35 points)

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