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Premier League: Expect a manic Monday in relegation dogfight

We've reached a critical point in the Premier League season and Monday will see four of the bottom five teams in action.

Leicester, Everton, Nottingham Forest and Southampton are all in relegation danger, with the quartet running out of time with just four games remaining each.

Saints look all but down and must win at Forest if they are to have any chance of staying up, while only a win will do for the Toffees who face a tough trip to high-flying Brighton.

Leicester are also on the road, but they might fancy their chances at a Fulham side who look to have run out of steam in recent weeks.

Foxes can take another step towards safety

WhatFulham v Leicester
WhereCraven Cottage, London
When15:00, Monday 8th May 2023
OddsFulham 13/8, Draw 5/2, Leicester 8/5

Leicester are out of the bottom three only on goal difference but there were encouraging signs in a 2-2 draw with relegation rivals Everton last Monday.

Jamie Vardy got on the scoresheet and was looking much more like his old self, while Harvey Barnes and James Maddison were constant threats to the Toffees.

Vardy has scored just three goals in the league this season, but two of those have come in Leicester's last two outings and he may be worth a look to get on the scoresheet again this week.

If those key men can maintain their upturn in form then Leicester should be able to seal their safety, possibly starting on Monday.

The Foxes are unbeaten in three matches and won 2-0 on their last visit to Craven Cottage in 2021, and will be confident of taking a priceless three points against a Fulham side who have lost their last three.

It's been a hugely successful season for the Cottagers on their return to the top flight but injuries and suspensions have taken their toll in recent weeks.

Tim Ream and Andreas Pereira will not feature again this season, while Aleksandar Mitrovic serves the final game of his ban.

Of the five teams fighting for their lives at the bottom, Leicester look to be finishing the strongest and they look a value bet at 8/5 to win in the Full Time Result market.

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Toffees unlikely to escape their sticky situation

WhatBrighton v Everton
WhereThe Amex Stadium, Brighton
When17:30, Monday 8th May 2023
How to watchBT Sport 1
OddsBrighton 4/11, Draw 4/1, Everton 7/1

Only wins will do for Everton who arguably have the toughest run in of the bottom five sides. 

It's Manchester City up next for the Toffees after this tough trip to the south coast, with Wolves and Bournemouth the final two fixtures for Sean Dyche's beleaguered side.

Everton had their chances to beat fellow strugglers Leicester last week, but couldn't take them, and it is hard to see them taking anything from this daunting contest.

Brighton have had a fantastic season and could mathematically still clinch a Champions League spot with six games remaining. That looks a stretch but any kind of European football will do for the Seagulls, who should be too strong for the Blues at 4/11 in the Full Time Result market.

Brighton have won their last two matches by an aggregate of 7-0 and won 4-1 at Everton earlier in the season.

Roberto De Zerbi's impressive side have kept clean sheets in three of their last four matches and they could stand form once again against an Everton side who may be racked with nerves and doing their best to avoid defeat.

Brighton to win to nil at 11/8 could be a value bet for this match.

It's hard to have faith in Saints

WhatNottingham Forest v Southampton
WhereThe City Ground, Nottingham
When20:00, Monday 8th May 2023
How to watchSky Sports
OddsNottingham Forest 11/10, Draw 13/5, Southampton 12/5

This is a relegation six-pointer if ever there was one and it is hard to see bottom-club Southampton getting the better of 18th-placed Forest.

Saints are six points adrift of safety and the fight looks to have gone out of a side who are winless in nine matches. They have lost 11 matches on the road in the league this season and look no value at 12/5 in Full Time Result to arrest their slump.

Forest aren't in much better shape, they have won one of their last 13 fixtures, but their home form has kept them afloat and they look a decent bet to come out on top in this one.

Their last home match was a 3-1 win over high-flying Brighton and they look a decent bet to win this match at 11/10 in Full Time Result. 

Saints may struggle to lift themselves here, but that may not be the case for Forest who will be backed by a fervent atmosphere in the City Ground.

The 4/6 about them scoring the first goal also looks appealing.

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