Jamie Redknapp has suggested on Sky Sports that Aston Villa will retain their Premier League status for next season.
Villa are currently 16th in the league table with 32 points from 34 matches, just two points ahead of third-from-bottom Sunderland, who have a game in hand.
“They are in good form but they are going to be playing against an Everton side that are equally in good form,” former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“The teams you want to be playing at the moment are West Ham and Newcastle. If you’ve got one of them at home then you’ve got a chance.”
Villa will take on Everton at Villa Park on Saturday, before facing West Ham United (home), Southampton (away) and Burnley (home).
Winning against Ronald Koeman’s Europe-chasing Southampton side at St. Mary’s Stadium will be far from easy, but the Villans can take points off the other three teams they are due to face this month.
Perhaps victory over Everton even at home will prove beyond the reach of Tim Sherwood’s side, but they can certainly pick up a point.
With West Ham struggling for weeks, Villa should feel confident of defeating them at home, which means that their final match against Burnley at Villa Park could be decisive.
Given the way Villa have played under Sherwood in recent weeks, the fans should be optimistic of winning that match against the Clarets.