English Premier League predictions, fixtures and results: 12 – 13 February 2022

The English Premier League weekend returns to just about normal with nine fixtures spread across Saturday and Sunday.

FA Cup Fourth Round action and a token gesture towards a winter break combined to wipe most of the EPL action from the schedules for the last two weekends, with the sides getting back into league matches in midweek.

All except Chelsea, that is, who are away competing for the Fifa Club World Cup in the UAE.

Manchester United kick off the action on Saturday lunchtime and would sneak back into the top four, temporarily at least, if they can see off Southampton at Old Trafford.

Familiar failings came back to haunt Ralph Rangnick’s men in the week, as they coughed up a lead to let two more points pass them by.

But the Red Devils are still unbeaten in four, discounting the embarrassment of their Cup exit on penalties to Championship Middlesbrough.

Leaders Manchester City bookend the day when they travel to Carrow Road to play Norwich in the evening kick off.

Pep Guardiola’s men are in cruise control at the top of the EPL having lost just twice all season, while the Canaries slipped back into the bottom three in midweek despite extending their unbeaten run to three.

It speaks volumes for the strength of Liverpool that the loss of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita to the Africa Cup of Nations has hardly been felt.

The Reds have won three on the spin as their fringe players came to the fore and are just about back to full strength as they go to relegation-threatened Burnley on Sunday afternoon.

Three other Sunday fixtures in the Premier League include a tasty battle at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as Spurs and Wolves both attempt to return to winning ways in their respective bids to crack the top six.

West Ham are at Leicester as they attempt to bolster their unlikely Champions League qualification credentials.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is under increasing pressure at the King Power Stadium, with his side sitting 12th amid a largely miserable run of form.

Whisper it quietly, but Newcastle’s January transfer window splurge may just be paying dividends in their battle to beat a humiliating drop to the Championship.

The Toon Army have won back-to-back games and are unbeaten in four, in a run that has hauled Eddie Howe’s men out of the relegation zone ahead of the visit of Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa to St James’ Park.

Everton have been dragged into a historically unthinkable dogfight at the wrong end of the table, hardly helped by four defeats in a row since the turn of the year.

Frank Lampard has replaced Rafa Benitez in the Goodison Park dugout and he has a major job on his hands as unpredictable Leeds roll into town on Saturday.

Brentford are also on a horrible run of form to leave them with one eye over their shoulders as they host Crystal Palace in a London derby.

Watford and Brighton wrap up the action at Vicarage Road, as Graham Potter’s Seagulls eye the top half of the table while the Hornets are deep in the relegation mire.

English Premier League predictions for 12 – 13 February

Prediction methodology explainedThe 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.

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