Robbie Savage highlights a positive if Aston Villa go down

Aston Villa could play Birmingham City in the Championship next season if they get relegated from the Premier League.

Former Birmingham City midfielder Robbie Savage highlighted on BBC Radio 5 live - 606 on Saturday evening (January 2) one positive if Aston Villa get relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season.

“The most positive thing I can say is that the derby against Birmingham will be back next year if Birmingham don’t go up,” said Savage.

Villa are one of the biggest clubs of England, but they could find themselves playing in the Championship next season.

The Villans have been poor all season and are in real danger of getting relegated from the Premier League.

Remi Garde’s side are at the bottom of the standings at the moment, having collected just eight points from 20 matches so far this campaign.

Villa are playing poorly and many of the players are underperforming. It will be a miracle if the Villans are able to stay up.

Birmingham are doing relatively well in the Championship and could finish themselves in the top six.

The Blues are eighth in the league table at the moment with 39 points from 25 games, just two points behind Ipswich Town, who are currently sixth and occupy the final playoff spot.

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