Bristol City’s draw at Spurs in a postponed game from Matchday 15 lifts them out of the relegation zone as they are now one point ahead of West Ham and it will make a very exciting end of season with four teams within three points of the bottom teams and all at risk.

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MAY 11: The FA WSL Trophy is seen ahead of the WSL match between Arsenal Women and Manchester City Women at Meadow Park on May 11, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – MAY 11: The FA WSL Trophy is seen ahead of the WSL match between Arsenal Women and Manchester City Women at Meadow Park on May 11, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The table looks like this:

Birmingham’s defeat against Spurs, decided by an independent tribunal, has hurt them while also helping Tottenham Hotspurs move to a safe position in the league as they are now eight points clear of West Ham.

It was certainly a huge win for them and a big loss for Blues.

Birmingham are three points clear of West Ham, who have a game in hand and the same goal difference.

Birmingham are also two points clear of Aston Villa and Bristol City, but have a much better goal difference.

Aston Villa are one point clear of West Ham, but with a worse goal difference. They are level with Bristol with a much better goal difference and trail Birmingham by two points.

West Ham are bottom of the table and still without a win since their new manager, Ollie Harder took over. They have games in hand over Bristol and Birmingham and a single win would totally change their dynamics of the fight at the bottom of the table.

There is no doubt that the head-to-head games between those four teams will decide who stays up and who goes down.

Here is a look at those key games:

  • Birmingham v Aston Villa P-P – The second city derby has not been rescheduled yet.
  • Birmingham v Bristol 28 Mar – The winner will take a big step towards staying up.
  • West Ham v Aston Villa 20 Apr – The winner will also take a big step towards staying up.
  • Aston Villa v Bristol 24 Apr – Four days rest for Villa between two six-pointers.
  • Aston Villa v West Ham 2 May – The winner will surely take a big step towards staying up.

Relegation might end up being decided on the final day and we will have:

  • West Ham v Manchester City – A tough game as City will be chasing the title.
  • Brighton v Bristol – With Brighton safe, Bristol might be able to get something out of that trip to Crawley Town FC.
  • Birmingham v Tottenham – Spurs should be safe with nothing to play for, so Birmingham could take advantage of that.
  • Arsenal v Aston Villa – The Gunners will be fighting for the last Champions League place, and it will be a tough game for the Villans if they are still in the fight on the day.

We are looking at a very exciting four-way relegation battle that will hopefully go to the final day for everyone’s entertainment.