La Liga relegation fight: Who will survive?
Already, we're just over the halfway mark in La Liga. The usual front-runners are fighting it out for the title, but today our attention is focused on the bottom end and a relegation battle that is filled with intrigue.
The league table is amazingly compact at this point. No club is safe yet, not even the top six. To put it into perspective, seventh-place Real Betis sit just 11 points of Villareal, who are in the drop zone at 19th.
Even though it's that tight, let's assume the mid-table and top-half clubs, even Alaves, aren't going to fall down a well in the campaign's second half. Instead, we'll look at the sides who sat in the bottom five places before the weekend's action began. Can we pick three from that group who are most likely to go down?