Former Leicester City and Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage believes that Aston Villa will not suffer relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season.
The BBC pundit made his opinion known on social networking site Twitter following Villa’s 5-0 defeat to Arsenal away from home on Sunday.
I honestly think villa will stay up— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) February 1, 2015
In years gone by, Villa were fighting for a place in the top six in the top-flight, but this season has been a huge disappointment to say the least.
Following the defeat to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in North London, the Villans find themselves 16th in the Premier League table with 22 points from 23 matches, just three points above the relegation zone.
Paul Lambert’s side have gone six league games without a goal and are going through a terribly bad spell.
But can Villa avoid dropping into the Championship as Savage believes they can?
Yes, they can, but only because the teams around them are having a wretched campaign as well.
The bottom three teams - Hull City, Queens Park Rangers and Leicester City - are all top contenders to suffer relegation.
Just like Villa, Hull are struggling to score, while QPR’s away form is woeful. As for Leicester, the Foxes are at the bottom with just 17 points.
Villa do have a good team and a group of players who can play better than they are doing at the moment.
If Lambert can get them up and running in the coming weeks, then Villa can end the season above the bottom three - just about.