It’s Relegation Battle time – Premiership Saturday May 9th
Come Saturday and the football screens turn to the Premier League action. The evening will be packed with six matches taking place, many of which will make or break the relegation scene of the Premier League table. Let us see how the matches tonight will make a difference to the Premiership table.
In the present scenario, Newcastle, West Bromwich and Middlesbrough are in the relegation zone with Hull and Sunderland also a few points apart. Three of these teams will be deciding their fate today as West Brom will be meeting Wigan in an afternoon encounter in a home game. The Albions are rock bottom of the table with just 28 points and it will be do or die time for them. If they win then they come at par with the other two in the relegation zone and might hold a decent chance of making it. But a loss will seal their future in the Premiership.
Another team facing off for some good action will be Hull who play Stoke. Hull are just 3 points safe of the relegation zone and need to consolidate their position in the table. Stoke on the other hand have nothing to lose and will be playing for the best. Sunderland play Bolton Wanderers in an away game and will be seeking a win as well. Sunderland need a win to keep them away from the relegation zone. Any slips and a Hull win and they might just lose their safe position and see themselves just one spot shy of the relegation zone.
In the other three matches tonight, Blackburn play Portsmouth at home and both will be vying to defeat for a better standing. Just one point between them, Portsmouth look the stronger side but the home advantage might give the rovers an edge. Fulham will face off with Aston Villa, currently placed fifth in the table. Though Villa can’t win the battle to reach the coveted fourth position of the Premiership but a win here will get them an edge over close ranged Everton, placed sixth. With a win against hull behind them, Aston Villa look the stronger team today.
The last match of the day is between West Ham and Liverpool. The Reds are fresh from their empathic win against Newcastle and will be looking to maintain the momentum. Currently placed second in the table with three points shy of Leaders Manchester United, they need the win to pressure them. Liverpool certainly hold the edge in this match.