Bottom of the league and six points adrift of safety they may be, but Leicester can still preserve their Premier League status.
Such a statement seems a little rash given their extreme position of peril, but it’s one that can be realised and also prove rewarding too, with a price of 2/1 about the eventuality occurring offered at bwin.com.
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Chained up in a sack inside a locked safe that’s rapidly descending towards the seabed they may be, but the Foxes can still pull off a relegation escape act.
A friendly fixture list sees them face just three sides stationed in the division’s top half between now and the end of the season.
Chelsea, Swansea and Southampton are the opponents in question and all are beatable.
The latter two will have nought but the debateable prize of Europa League qualification to compete for when they lock horns with Nigel Pearson’s men, while the Blues may have the title wrapped up by the time they travel to the King Power Stadium at the end of April.
These factors render the trio ideal adversaries for a team battling for survival to face and, with all scheduled to visit Leicester’s east Midlands stronghold, some points could well be procured.
Only three away dates remain in their calendar and they could feasibly all yield victories.
West Brom, Burnley and Sunderland, all direct competitors in the relegation scrap, are left to host the Foxes.
Two of these managed to lose (handsomely at that) to hapless travellers QPR this term so there’s nothing to stop the basement boys snaring the spoils.
The R’s are another outfit left to visit the club’s branded base camp in what couldn’t be an easier last game of the season, while Newcastle, another prone to a wobble on the road, are the other side they’re yet to entertain.
A 1-0 Leicester win was recorded when the pair met in the FA Cup earlier this season and the Toon’s form of eight away defeats from ten across all competitions says they have a great chance of doubling their annual allocation of Magpie slayings in this one.
With opportunities for victory aplenty, Leicester’s unlikely survival, as Damon Albarn and the Blur boys would say, really, really, really could happen.