Excitement is building at both ends of the Premier League right now.
While Liverpool bid to overhaul defending champions Manchester City at the summit, the battle unfolding at the bottom end promises to be equally compelling, if not a little nerve-wracking.
The current bottom three – Norwich City, Burnley and Watford – are all separated by just one point and the teams hovering just above the drop zone know they are far from safe.
Burnley’s spectacular 3-0 success at Brighton on Saturday, coupled with Watford’s shock 1-0 win at Aston Villa, has blown the relegation scrap wide open.
While fourth-bottom Newcastle United picked up a potentially priceless point at West Ham on Saturday lunchtime, the three teams directly above them – Everton, Leeds United and Brentford – all lost at the weekend.
Perhaps the alarm bells are ringing loudest at Elland Road right now.
Marcelo Bielsa’s were beaten 4-2 at home by bitter rivals Manchester United on Sunday, marking their third defeat in four games.
The Whites have now conceded 50 Premier League goals this season and only Norwich have shipped more.
As Bielsa prepares for Wednesday’s trip to Anfield, he admitted: ‘We have conceded 50 goals, the second most in the league.
“I have to account for this because I am responsible.
“When I analyse the defensive behaviour, I refer to the structure I generate that has conceded 50 goals.
“I have to analyse what are the real reasons and how to avoid this from happening.
“We need to see the reasons why we are conceding and then prevent them.”
The odds on Leeds being relegated have shortened but you can get a best-price 4/1 with Quinn Bet on them falling into the Championship.
Alternatively, if you fancy Bielsa’s boys to stay up, back them at 1/5 with Betfred.
Brentford are another team on the slide and have collected just one point from the last 21 available.
They have also played more games than any of their rivals and are in serious danger of dropping into the bottom three.
You can get best-price odds of 7/2 with SBK for Thomas Frank’s side to suffer an immediate relegation following their promotion last term.