Most of the title races around Europe's top leagues are either done or on the verge of being complete, but the relegation battles are fierce heading into the home stretch.

By 90Min
April 10, 2018

As 2017/18 domestic leagues across Europe head into the final stretch of the season, the battle for league titles is not the only thing people are talking about.

The ongoing battles at the bottom are just as important, with teams in countries all over the continent desperately fighting for their top flight status.

La Liga doesn't really have a relegation battle this season, with Deportivo, Las Palmas and Malaga already cut well adrift of the rest. However, Spain is the anomaly rather than the rule, as these seven relegation battles elsewhere can attest...

Swiss Super League


Only one team is relegated from the Swiss Super League due to the small size of the division, but at the moment that could be any one of five clubs, with only four points separating the whole of the bottom half of the table. Lugano are in freefall after losing six games in a row.

Pos Club Pld GD Pts
6th Grasshopper 28 -5 32
7th Thun 28 -11 31
8th Lausanne 28 -13 31
9th Lugano 28 -16 31
10th Sion 28 -8 28

Ligue 1


Caen have started losing at the wrong time of the season and are six points above the relegation zone in France's Ligue 1 after four straight defeats. That might just about be enough of a gap if they can stop the rot, but 2010/11 champions Lille are in a very perilous position.

Pos Club Pld GD Pts
15th Caen 32 -19 35
16th Strasbourg 32 -19 34
17th Toulouse 32 -15 30
18th Troyes 32 -21 29
19th Lille 32 -21 28
20th Metz 32 -34 22


Alex Grimm/GettyImages

In Germany, Hamburg and Koln will need a miracle in the final weeks of the season to avoid relegation to the second tier. But Mainz, who currently occupy the relegation playoff place, are still within touching distance of both Wolfsburg and Freiburg.

Whoever finishes in that 16th place will have to face the third place team from 2.Bundesliga.

Pos Club Pld GD Pts
14th Freiburg 29 -22 30
15th Wolfsburg 29 -7 29
16th Mainz 29 -17 27
17th Hamburg 29 -23 22
18th Koln 29 -28 21

Russian Premier League


Things are very tight in the Russian Premier League this season, with the whole bottom half of the table not currently safe from the threat of relegation - just six points separate 9th place Ural from second bottom Tosno.

Only the bottom two are automatically relegated, but 13th and 14th must contest playoffs.

Pos Club Pld GD Pts
9th Ural 25 0 30
10th Amkar Perm 24 -6 28
11th Akhmat Grozny 24 -9 27
12th Dinamo Moscow 23 0 27
13th Rostov 25 -4 27
14th Anzhi Makachkala 25 -18 24
15th Tosno 25 -20 24
16th SKA-Khabarovsk 25 -28 13

Primeira Liga

AFP Contributor/GettyImages

Only five points separate the bottom six clubs in Portugal this season, and only two points separate the bottom four. Just two clubs will drop into the second tier, but at this point it could still potentially be any two of those in danger.

Pos Club Pld GD Pts
13th Vitoria Setubal 29 -17 28
14th Pacos de Ferreira 29 -19 28
15th Desportivo Aves 29 -16 25
16th Moreirense 29 -18 25
17th Feirense 29 -17 24
18th Estoril Praia 29 -32 23

Premier League

Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

West Ham put a little more breathing room between themselves and the Premier League relegation zone at the weekend after holding Chelsea to a draw. As things stand, Crystal Palace are the most vulnerable of those clubs who are not currently in the bottom three.

Pos Club Pld GD Pts
14th West Ham 32 -18 34
15th Swansea 32 -19 32
16th Huddersfield 33 -28 32
17th Crystal Palace 32 -19 31
18th Southampton 32 -19 28
19th Stoke 33 -33 27
20th West Brom 33 -26 21

Serie A

Dino Panato/GettyImages

Benevento are already dead and buried in Serie A after scraping together just 13 points from 31 games, but the battle ahead of them is very much on. Even Udinese, who are currently six points above the drop in 13th are being sucked in after losing their last eight games in a row.

Pos Club Pld GD Pts
13th Udinese 31 -9 33
14th Sassuolo 31 -30 30
15th Chievo Verona 31 -22 29
16th Cagliari 31 -23 29
17th SPAL 31 -22 27
18th Crotone 31 -27 27
19th Hellas Verona 31 -36 25
20th Benevento 31 -47 13

You May Like

Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)