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Remi Garde faces a massive challenge.

Can Aston Villa pull off a survival miracle?

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It's getting towards the business end of the Premier League campaign and every win attained is more and more vital, in particular for the boys at the bottom of the table.

Wins are certainly important for Remi Garde and Aston Villa as they currently sit bottom of the pack and are eight points from safety with just 13 games left to go.

However, Garde's men have picked up in recent weeks, losing just one in their last five, but do they have what it takes to get over the line and pull off a miraculous recovery?

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You just have to look at the likes of West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City. Two teams that have previously produced the great escape and survived in the Premier League, and that is what Villa now have to do.

Their 2-0 win at Villa Park against Norwich City was just the result they needed and they now need to kick on from that and carry forward the momentum.

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They've beaten Crystal Palace and Norwich in recent weeks, as well as drawing to Leicester and West Brom, but where else can they realistically pick up points?

Lets take a look at their remaining fixtures.

What Is Coming Up for Villa

Well lets be honest, their next five games are not pleasant. They host Liverpool first and then travel to Stoke City, before then taking on Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at home, which is separated by an away trip to Manchester City.

Realistically, Villa will do well to pick up four points in this set of fixtures. Their best bets are to pick up points away at Stoke and maybe pip Everton at home. Liverpool are always unpredictable as well so maybe they could snatch something off Jurgen Klopp's men.

You wouldn't back them to get anything from Spurs or City, as the two continue to battle for the title.

After those horrendous fixtures, they then travel to fellow-strugglers Swansea City, where they would really need a win. If they get that, they would go into two home games with a bit of momentum.

West Ham United v Aston Villa - Premier League

Those home games are against Chelsea and AFC Bournemouth. Two more teams that are near the foot of the table and two more games where they could maybe get something.

They then travel to Manchester United, before taking on Southampton at home. Villa end April with a trip to Vicarage Road to take on Watford.

Their final two games are Newcastle United at home and Arsenal away. 

Looking at their fixtures, it's a massive ask for them to survive, but you'd have to say they will need to pick up as many home wins as possible and beat the teams they face which are around them.

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Premier League
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Gabriel Agbonlahor
Micah Richards
Scott Sinclair
Joleon Lescott
Aston Villa

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