We are set for the mother of all roller-coaster rides on Sunday!
This has to be officially the closest fought relegation battle in quite some time. Five teams separated by one point as we head into the final round of games. Expect to see the obligatory shots of grown men crying into their meat pies come the final whistle. But who will beat the drop and who is set for Championship heartache. Let’s take a closer look.
Man Utd v Blackpool
Stoke v Wigan
Tottenham v Birmingham
Wolverhampton v Blackburn
Blackburn Rovers: 40 points -14 Goal Difference
Steve Kean’s appointment and perhaps more so Sam Allardyce’s sacking, appear to have been mistakes the Ewood Park side may just avoid regretting. It would take a series of unlikely results to send the Lancashire side down.
Wolves: 40 points -19 Goal Difference
The only side of the five threatened with relegation to have home advantage and Mick McCarthy will know that a win at home to Blackburn means they are safe. They also have a pretty solid record at Molineux of late, including wins over Man United and Chelsea since the turn of the year.
Birmingham City 39 Points -20 Goal Difference
Europa League may just around the corner but Premier League survival may be in danger. Alex McLeish’s side travel to Tottenham to take on a side who have lost just one game at White Hart Lane and coupled with the fact that Birmingham City have one of the worst away records in the division may mean an uphill struggle for the St Andrews’ side.
Blackpool 39 Points – 21 Goal Difference
Blackpool have entertained many and clearly a lot of talk of their trip to Man United revolves around what side Sir Alex Ferguson sends out but as Ian Holloway pointed out, the Tangerines were unlucky to lose to a full strength side after being 2-0 up with just 18 minutes left on the clock. Need something from their trip to Old Trafford to avoid the drop, unless of course they lose by far less than Birmingham do.
Wigan Athletic 39 Points -22 Goal Difference
Wigan travel to Stoke to play a side who may well be licking their wounds after an FA Cup Final defeat. However Wigan do go into that game with some momentum, three wins and three draws from their last eight games have given Roberto Martinez side some hope of a miraculous escape.
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