Aston Villa, Watford and Bournemouth all input Sunday’s ultimate day of the Premier League season going through the scary spectre of relegation, however via the top of the afternoon one in all that trio may have survived.
Going into ultimate ultimate spherical of suits within the coronavirus-delayed marketing campaign, most effective Daniel Farke’s Norwich City know that they’re going to unquestionably be taking part in their soccer within the Championship subsequent season.
And of the opposite groups who may sign up for them, it’s Aston Villa who possess the most efficient likelihood of staying up.
Villa’s 1-Zero win at house to Arsenal on Tuesday has put their destiny in their very own fingers, they usually head to West Ham – who most effective secured their protection with a draw at Manchester United on Wednesday – with their heads above water.
Dean Smith’s aspect possess a greater function distinction than the Watford outfit they sit down above within the desk, and given that they have got scored extra targets too then the Hornets to find themselves in an overly difficult place.
If Watford – who’re away at Arsenal – can higher Villa’s end result (Watford win – Villa draw, or Watford draw – Villa loss) then they’ll keep up, but when Villa win then the Hornets are going to must win via two targets greater than Smith’s males.
In different phrases, if Villa beat West Ham 1-Zero then Watford must beat Arsenal 3-Zero to climb out of the relegation zone, and if Villa gained 2-Zero then Watford want to win 4-0, and so forth.
17. Aston Villa – P 37, Pts: 34 (GD: -26)
18. Watford – P 37, Pts: 34 (GD: -27)
19. Bournemouth – P 37, Pts: 31 (GD: -27)
R. Norwich – P 37, Pts: 21 (GD: -44)
For Bournemouth the equation is so much more practical.
Eddie Howe’s aspect move to Everton realizing that the one hope they’ve of surviving is if each Aston Villa and Watford lose their suits via any ranking.
Only then would the Cherries have an opportunity of staying up, which they’d do with a win via any ranking at Goodison Park on this state of affairs.
Any different set of effects sends them all the way down to the Championship for the primary time since 2015.