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The bottom half of the Premier League is usually involved in the relegation battle around this time of the season. More often than not, most teams in the bottom half of the table (10th and above) are still not entirely safe against getting relegated.
Several teams come from the Premiership with the aim of being a mid-table club, which is a realistic proposition to stay in the League. The television and sponsorship rights are very valuable and can make the difference for a club staying above waters or sinking.
The Bottom Half Of The Premier League
The 2018 season of the Premier League will end with the lowest number of points accumulated by teams at the bottom half of the table. The bottom 10 sides are currently on 36 points per team for the bottom half of the table. Right from Bournemouth in 10th to West Brom in 20th, these bottom 11 teams are still under 40 points and all within 10 points of the relegation zone.
For most seasons, anything on or above 40 points usually means safety for the club. This may not always be the case, but the chances of not getting relegated are much higher when a team accumulates at least 40 points in a season.
Teams In The Bottom Half
With only 6 or so matches remaining in the Premier League, anything is possible in terms of relegation and who will finish in the bottom half of the table. As things stand, it looks like the teams in the bottom half will finish in the bottom half come to the end of the season. These teams include Newcastle, Bournemouth, Watford, Brighton, West Ham, Swansea, Huddersfield, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Stoke City and West Brom.
In terms of relegation, the battle will be between Swansea, Huddersfield, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Stoke City and West Brom.
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