The brawl in the Premier League basement is set to bubble over this weekend as not one, not two, but three fixtures pit sides in the relegation mire against one another.
As the protagonists slug to save their skins, news.bwin.com/en/ have attempted to determine the winners and losers, allowing those without an emotional interest the opportunity to cop a bumper 23/1 profit through the savouring of our three-bird roast.
Norwich v West Brom – West Brom win @ 2/1
Pepe Mel proved the saver of his own bacon when he took his Baggies to Swansea for a must-win encounter and, after the Black Country club squandered a two-goal lead at home to Cardiff last time out, the Spanish supremo finds his salty, pork product in peril once again.
The Canaries may be unbeaten in six at Carrow Road, but losing almost every week on the road heaps the pressure on to do the business on the homestead and this is what will see them come undone when West Brom visit.
Cardiff v Crystal Palace – Palace win @ 11/5
Unnecessary shifting of the backroom furniture is going to condemn the Bluebirds to the Championship, a fate that the Eagles are aiming to hurry along.
The Bluebirds may have bagged three goals in each of their previous two home games, but the competent backlines of Aston Villa and Hull found a way to stymie Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attack and Palace’s rearguard is even tougher to perforate.
Three of the last ten teams they’ve visited haven’t been able to score more than once and, if the Croydon club can shut Cardiff out, an increased goal threat injected through the return of Marouane Chamakh can see them scrape the points.
Hull v Swansea – Hull win @ 6/4
This pair sits on the cusp of survival, but the Tigers will savage their south Wales adversaries to leave the Swans glancing nervously over their shoulders.
Steve Bruce’s side have conceded a meagre eight goals against bottom-half bedfellows, beating each of their relegation rivals aside from Cardiff and Palace.