The Premier League is in the final stretch and the title race is closer than it has been in any recent memory, with Liverpool currently leading Manchester City with 2 points, with the Citizens holding one game in hand over their rivals at Anfield. But today we will take a closer look at the bottom half of the table since no one else really cares and this is actually unique journalism.
As it stands, the embarrassing performances of Huddersfield Town and Fulham this season have seen them already relegated from the Premier League. With the Terriers and Cottagers on their way down, one more team must join them… but who is it going to be? Currently, Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City occupy the 18th spot at 31 points, two points adrift from safety behind Brighton & Hove Albion, who have a game in hand. With 4 or 5 games left to go for each team in the league, there is still much to play for in the bottom half of the table, so now let’s delve in.
Cardiff City, with 31 points and 4 games left to play, could potentially collect 12 points, which would put them at 43 points, which surely enough would guarantee another year in the English top flight. With West Ham United at 42 points after matchweek 34, the Hammers are technically not safe from relegation yet despite sitting at 11th place. It is by no means ever going to happen but ya know… math.
But realistically, Cardiff City will be looking to battle it out to the last game of the season with Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton, as Newcastle United begin to pull away from the relegation battle. Both Southampton and Brighton have played 1 fewer game than the Bluebirds thus far and that does not bode too well for them. Cardiff City’s remaining fixtures don’t bode well for them either, with games against Liverpool and Manchester United still to come. What does give this club hope is the recently dreadful form of Brighton at the moment who have lost 5 of their last 5 matches. Southampton have been in the best form of the 3 and have the easiest remaining schedule.
After the whole Emiliano Sala tragedy, it personally makes me sad to see this club struggling but I realistically do not see a way out for them. As it stands I have Cardiff City stagnant in that 18th position that will ultimately bring them back down to the Championship as just 1 season in the Premier League. And with that, I give you my predicted bottom half of the table:
- AFC Bournemouth
- Crystal Palace
- West Ham United
- Newcastle United
- Brighton & Hove Albion
- Cardiff City
- Huddersfield Town
BOLD PREDICTION: We will see Fulham in the Premier League 2020-21 season.
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