English Premier League predictions, fixtures and results: 20 – 22 May 2023

The English Premier League is reaching its climax, with the penultimate round of fixtures this weekend and fates to be decided at both the top and bottom of the EPL table.

Manchester City know a win at home to Chelsea on Sunday will see them crowned champions of England for the second year running.

Pep Guardiola’s imperious side have a four-point lead at the summit and are firmly on course for a famous treble, with both Uefa Champions League and FA Cup finals to come.

The Blues can’t wait for it all to be over and are doomed to a previously unthinkable bottom half finish ahead of the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino in the summer.

A win for Newcastle on Monday night, meanwhile, will see them make their own Champions League return to cap their astonishing turnaround under Eddie Howe.

Leicester are the visitors to St James’ Park and are desperate to avoid attending a Tyneside party, where defeat would leave the Foxes staring over the precipice of relegation to the Championship.

A clutch of Saturday fixtures build to the evening kick off at the City Ground, where Arsenal take what could prove to be their final swing at remaining in the title hunt away to Nottingham Forest.

Their hosts have only lost once in four but still have work to do to ensure their EPL status for a second season.

It’s a top four scramble earlier in the day, as Liverpool go up against Aston Villa at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have blasted themselves to within a point of arch-rivals Manchester United in the precious fourth spot, while the Villans could go as high as sixth if they can continue their remarkable turnaround under coach Unai Emery.

United are in action at exactly the same time, with Bournemouth their hosts at the Vitality Stadium.

The Red Devils had a much needed return to winning ways at Old Trafford last weekend, while the Cherries could be forgiven for not firing on all cylinders having already secured EPL survival.

Tottenham have two opportunities left to restore some optimism in their corner of north London, starting with the visit of fellow capital city club Brentford for the Saturday lunchtime kick off.

Sixth is as good as it can get for Spurs thanks to their slide since the turn of the year, while the Bees would close to within a point of their illustrious hosts with victory.

Brighton can an ideal opportunity to end an outstanding campaign on a high when they host already-relegated Southampton from along the south coast on Sunday.

Two losses in the last three are a minor fly in the ointment for Roberto de Zerbi and Co, who nevertheless look odds on for continental qualification come the end of the season.

There is more high drama at the wrong end of the table on Sunday lunchtime when West Ham go up against Leeds.

With the Hammers all-but safe – and with a place in the Europa Conference League final secured – all eyes are on the visitors, who desperately need a positive result to maintain their hopes of survival.

Their job could already have been made even more difficult by kick off, if relegation rivals Everton pick up points from their trip to Wolves on Saturday.

The Toffees are a point and a place above the Yorkshire club, who sit just the wrong side of the dotted line.

No such angst at Craven Cottage, though, as Fulham host Crystal Palace in a mid-table contest that has absolutely nothing riding on it whatsoever.

English Premier League predictions for 20 – 22 May

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.

Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford

Result predictionTottenham Hotspur to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / Tottenham Hotspur to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionSon Heung-Min(Tottenham Hotspur)
H. Kane(Tottenham Hotspur)

AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United

Result predictiondraw
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / draw
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a

Fulham v Crystal Palace

Result predictionFulham to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionFulham / Fulham to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionCarlos Vinícius(Fulham)
E. Eze(Crystal Palace)

Liverpool v Aston Villa

Result predictionLiverpool to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionLiverpool / Liverpool to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionMohamed Salah(Liverpool)
C. Jones(Liverpool)

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton

Result predictionEverton to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / Everton to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionD. McNeil(Everton)

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Result predictionNottingham Forest to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / Nottingham Forest to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionT. Awoniyi(Nottingham Forest)
M. Gibbs-White(Nottingham Forest)
Danilo(Nottingham Forest)
M. Ødegaard(Arsenal)

West Ham United v Leeds United

Result predictiondraw
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionWest Ham United / draw
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a

Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton

Result predictionBrighton & Hove Albion to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionBrighton & Hove Albion / Brighton & Hove Albion to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionD. Undav(Brighton & Hove Albion)
C. Alcaraz(Southampton)

Manchester City v Chelsea

Result predictionManchester City to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionManchester City / Manchester City to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionİ. Gündoğan(Manchester City)
E. Haaland(Manchester City)

Newcastle United v Leicester City

Result predictionNewcastle United to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionNewcastle United / Newcastle United to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionC. Wilson(Newcastle United)
J. Vardy(Leicester City)