Everton and Burnley are expected to fight for Premier League survival this season, according to Robbie Savage.
Norwich City and Watford will both be relegated this season, according to the popular pundit, who also believes Leeds United will be safe.
Savage, on the other hand, doesn’t understand why Sean Dyche was fired, but believes it was a “masterstroke” decision if the Clarets can remain under caretaker manager Mike Jackson.
“It’s between Burnley and Everton to go down with Norwich and Watford, and if the Clarets stay up, the owners will no doubt congratulate themselves for a masterstroke,” wrote Savage for The Mirror (23 April, page 61).
On Sunday, Everton will play derby rival, Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield.
The Toffees are battling to survive relegation, while the Reds are vying for the title. It’s difficult to see, but that’s the harsh reality.
This season, there is real danger of being relegated, and it’s difficult to be hopeful about obtaining a point, let alone a win, at Anfield.
The club’s away form has been dismal, and it has been the home form that has kept the club afloat.
Following their 2-0 win over Southampton, Burnley are just one point behind the Toffees.
It’s worth noting that Savage makes no mention of Leeds. The Whites are four points ahead of Everton, but that gap may be closed with a couple of positive results going their way.
Leeds has clearly gained the upper hand, having won three of their past four games, but they are far from secure.
The Toffees find themselves in a real mess though, and they could find themselves in the bottom three by the end of this week.