The relegation scenario in the top 5 European leagues

As many as seven Premier League clubs, seven Ligue 1 clubs, nine Serie A clubs, and six Bundesliga clubs are involved in the battle to avoid the dreaded drop.

Published : May 04, 2018 23:54 IST

The battle to avoid relegation in four of the top five European leagues (Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1) will be intense over the next fortnight, with the relegation-threatened clubs desperate for wins themselves but also keeping a close eye on the results elsewhere.

Here, Sportstar looks at the scenario for every club.

Premier League

39 - The possible number of points to avoid relegation.

West Brom (with 28 points), Stoke City (30) and Southampton (32) are the clubs currently occupying the relegation spots.

West Brom has only two fixtures in hand and one of them is against Tottenham on Saturday. It has claimed eight points in its last four fixtures, including four from a possible six against Manchester United and Liverpool. But given that it can reach only a maximum of 34 points, West Brom appears likely to be relegated.

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Stoke City, too, has only two fixtures in hand, against Crystal Palace and Swansea. It hasn't won any of its last five fixtures and is dependent on a lot of factors working in its favour to avoid the drop.

Southampton is still in control of its destiny. It has three fixtures in hand and has the potential to finish with 41 points. One of the three fixtures, however, is against the champion Manchester City at home on the last day of the season. It takes on Everton this Saturday and faces Swansea in the midweek, needing two wins to get out of the drop zone.

Swansea (33), Huddersfield (35) and West Ham (35) are 17th, 16th and 15th respectively, with each having three matches in hand.

Swansea has fixtures against Southampton and Stoke City, two teams currently in the relegation zone, so is in control of its destiny.

Huddersfield has the toughest fixture list of these three, with Man City (away), Chelsea (away) and Arsenal (home) its remaining three opponents.

West Ham's fixtures aren't kindlier either, but it hosts Manchester United next midweek and Everton the last weekend of the season.

Watford, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace — all with 38 points and placed 14th, 13th and 12th — need a win each to secure their top-flight status for another season.

Serie A

40 - The possible number of points to avoid relegation.

With 18 points and in 20th place, Benevento's fate has been sealed. Hellas Verona, with 25 points and in 19th place, is unlikely to avoid the drop.

Bologna, Sassuolo, Udinese, Crotone, Cagliari, Spal, Chievo, and Hellas Verona are the teams whose Serie A status for next season is unsure yet.

Bologna (12th) and Sassuolo (13th), which have 39 and 37 points respectively, need a win each to attain safety.

Udinese, Crotone and Cagliari need two wins from the remaining three fixtures, while Spal and Chievo Verona ideally need to win each of their three remaining matches.


37 - The possible number of points to avoid relegation.

Cologne, which is bottom of the table with 22 points, has had its fate sealed.

Hamburger and Wolfsburg, which are currently 17th and 16th and have 28 and 30 points respectively, must win their remaining two fixtures. Even then, they need other results to go their way.

Hannover, which is 13th and has, can secure its Bundesliga status for next season with one more point. Mainz and Hannover have 33 points each and are 14th and 15th respectively, needing four points from a possible six.

Ligue 1

41 - The possible number of points to avoid relegation.

The bottom-placed Metz needs to win its remaining three fixtures and have other results go in its favour, to avoid relegation.

Lille and Troyes, which have 32 points each and are 19th and 18th respectively, ideally need three wins to confirm safety.

Toulouse, which has 34 points and is 17th, probably needs seven points from a possible nine, while Strasbourg (16th with 35 points) will avoid relegation if it can win two of its remaining three fixtures.

Caen and Angers are 15th and 14th respectively, with 37 and 38 points. Caen needs four points from a possible nine, while Angers will attain safety with a win.


Malaga, Las Palmas and Deportivo La Coruna are dropping to Spain's second-tier.

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