The English Premier League is right at the sharp end this weekend, with derby action the highlight of this weekend’s fixture list.
Arch-rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will go hammer-and-tongs in the EPL’s top four battle when they meet at Old Trafford on Sunday.
United are desperately trying to eke out the title race with neighbours City, while Jurgen Klopp’s outgoing champions are scrambling for a Uefa Champions League qualification place.
There’s also derby action to be had on Saturday when west London rivals Chelsea and Fulham clash at Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are impressing on domestic and European fronts, while their visitors are tiptoeing on the Premier League’s relegation trapdoor.
Manchester City will take another giant leap towards reclaiming the EPL title if they can take the points from their Saturday lunchtime kick off across the River Thames at Crystal Palace.
Pep Guardiola’s men are already ten points clear of United at the summit, not to mention holding a first leg lead over Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League semi-finals.
Everton are regrouping in their assault on the top six as they welcome Aston Villa to Goodison Park on Saturday night.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds, meanwhile, set out to extend their impressive unbeaten run when they travel to a Brighton side still looking over their collective shoulder at the relegation zone.
Arsenal kick off Sunday’s fixtures in the north east as they tackle improving Newcastle, with coach Mikel Arteta likely relieved a tortuous campaign is coming to an end.
Life continues after Jose Mourinho for Tottenham later in the day, as rookie Ryan Mason eyes victory on home turf against relegated Sheffield United.
The weekend begins on Friday night as third-placed Leicester look to put the squeeze on Manchester United above them when they travel to out-of-sorts Southampton.
A derby trilogy concludes on Monday as West Brom and Wolves contest a Black Country battle at the Hawthorns.
It’s a claret and blue affair at Turf Moor to round off the fixtures straight after, as West Ham attempt to arrest their top four stumble at Burnley.
English Premier League predictions for 30 April – 3 May
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.