The Hungry Games: Four Games to Go

Rank Team Remarks
…just gristle (and buzzing flies) Wolverhampton
(23 points in 34 games; goal differential of -39) Best odds of relegation, 1/100. Ended a seven-game losing streak with a scoreless draw against Sunderland, but hasn’t won since beating, uhm, Rangers on Feb. 4. Remaining schedule: Manchester City, Swansea, Everton and Wigan.
Bone exposed Blackburn
(28/34/-28) Odds, 1/4. Losing streak lengthens to five after loss to Swansea. None of the other campers are brave enough to look Blackburn in the eyes. . Remaining schedule: Norwich, Tottenham, Wigan and Chelsea.
Sent back to kitchen Bolton
(29/32/-29) Odds, 11/8. In suspended animation. A listless 2-0 loss to Newcastle certainly didn’t help, but Bolton has six — count ’em — six games remaining: Swansea, Aston Villa, Sunderland, Tottenham, West Brom and Stoke City.
Clear bite marks Q.P.R.
(31/34/-19) Odds, 11/10. Glorious 3-0 win against Swansea followed up by an 1-0 defeat to West Brom. Has edge in goal differential over everyone, if things get close. But will need to start acting like Wigan’s players to stay close to them. Remaining schedule: Tottenham, Chelsea, Stoke City and Man City.
Merely sweating Wigan
(34/34/-25) Odds, 13/2. Assessing Rangers’ chances, we advised counting on something going to hell, like Wigan’s beating Manchester United. Wigan did, of course, and Arsenal to boot. Remaining schedule: Fulham, Newcastle, Blackburn and Wolverhampton.
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