Who can still go down? Valencia CF, Levante UD, Getafe CF, D. Alavés, Real Valladolid, SD Huesca, Elche CF and SD Eibar
Who are currently going down as things stand? Huesca, Elche and Eibar
What are the biggest fixtures this week? Elche vs Alavés (May 11th), Eibar vs Real Betis (May 13th), Alavés vs Granada (May 16th) and Getafe vs Levante (May 16th)
The relegation battle is just as fascinating as the title race, with five points separating Getafe in 15th from bottom-placed Eibar. Valencia and Levante are still not mathematically safe, but the chances of either going down are minimal. A freak set of results would be required for that to happen.
So, it’s essentially a six-team fight to avoid the drop, with Getafe on 34 points, Alavés on 32 points, Real Valladolid on 31 points, Huesca and Elche on 30 points and then Eibar on 29 points.
Only one more head-to-head clash between teams in the bottom six remains: Tuesday’s Matchday 36 bout between Elche and Alavés. That could be decisive, as should Alavés and Getafe’s home Matchday 37 fixtures against Granada and Levante respectively. They’ll both feel those are winnable games.
It will also be interesting to see if Eibar can keep up their momentum. The Basque outfit may be bottom, but they have won their past two and now take on Real Betis a team they actually have a very good record against, at home in Matchday 36.