Remi Garde is the man to keep Aston Villa in the Premier League

Remi Garde will be the saviour Aston Villa need to keep them in the Premier League this season, according to our latest poll.

This morning we asked you whether the new man in charge at Villa Park can maintain their top flight status, and while it was tight, the majority of you were backing him to pull off the feat.

The West Midlands outfit find themselves glued to the bottom of the division, with just four points to their name all season, with odds of 2/5 suggesting they will be playing Championship football next year.

But that is far too short a price according to 55 per cent of you who said that Garde can keep the Villans up.


He certainly looks to have a big task on his hands, with his new team going down 3-1 to Tottenham on Monday night to extend their losing run to seven games and find themselves four points from safety.

Looking at the matches they’ve had so far this season also paints a glum picture.

Of the 10 fixtures against sides in the Premier League last year (Bournemouth being the other), Villa find themselves 11 points worse off than last season.

With Manchester City their next opponents, things may not click instantly for Garde, but for survival to remain an option things must begin to fall into place pretty quickly.

For those suggesting the former Lyon man can steer them to safety, taking the 9/5 available on the Birmingham outfit still being a Premier League team next term looks a good call.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Ben Stones

Ladbrokes News’ equine expert, Ben likes nothing more than studying the form to pick out a winner or two for our readers. A Journalism and Media Studies graduate from the University of Winchester, Ben has previously written for a number of football and racing blogs and websites, as well as contributing to the sports pages of his home-town newspaper.