English Premier League predictions, fixtures and results: 23 – 25 April 2024

Arsenal host Chelsea, Liverpool at Everton for Merseyside derby and Manchester City go to Brighton in midweek, as English Premier League title race hots up.

All three English Premier League title contenders are in action this midweek, as a set of half-a-dozen fixtures takes us yet another step closer to discovering the destination of the EPL crown in less than a month from now.

We’re set for a thrilling end to the campaign and it’s the leaders Arsenal who have the opportunity to ensure they stay top of the pile, at least until the weekend, when they play on Tuesday.

But it’s no gimme for the Gunners as they host Chelsea in a heated London derby.

The Blues head to the Emirates Stadium off the back of FA Cup semi-final agony at Wembley last Saturday, although Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in their best league form of a difficult season, nudging towards a previously unthinkable top six finish at just the right time.

Second-placed Liverpool also have a derby to deal with as they make the short stroll across Stanley Park to play neighbours Everton on Wednesday.

All eggs are in the Premier League basket now for boss Jurgen Klopp on his farewell tour, following Uefa Europa League and FA Cup exits in recent weeks.

But they go to Goodison Park to meet a Toffees side scrapping for their lives under Sean Dyche – and improving too, with back-to-back home wins to take into their rival clash against the Reds.

Manchester City lie third but with a crucial game in hand in their back pocket, meaning any gains on Liverpool and Arsenal this week could go a long way to sealing the destination of the EPL title.

There will be no consecutive treble for Pep Guardiola’s men, who were sensationally dumped out of the Uefa Champions League in a penalty shootout by Real Madrid a week ago.

City recovered to reach the FA Cup final at the expense of Chelsea on Saturday and now have a laser focus on the league, which rather puts Thursday night’s hosts Brighton in the firing line.

The Seagulls are winless in four under in-demand coach Roberto de Zerbi and could well topple out of the top half if they can’t fashion something special against the reigning champions at the Amex Stadium.

We also have three more Wednesday night fixtures to look forward too, including the contest between Manchester United and Sheffield United.

The Red Devils coughed up a 3-0 lead in their FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, eventually being taken all the way to penalties by Championship side Coventry, before sneaking through to seal a final against noisy neighbours City for a second year running.

It was yet another ropey performance for under-fire boss Erik ten Hag and nothing less than a comfortable victory at Old Trafford will do here against the EPL’s bottom club, for whom relegation would be all-but sealed with defeat.

Newcastle go to Crystal Palace having improved markedly in recent weeks, reigniting their top six tilt.

Three wins in four for Eddie Howe’s charges sees them heading the pack as best-of-the-rest behind fifth-placed Tottenham, who are almost over the horizon with a ten-point cushion.

But the Eagles could give them a headache after roaring into life with back-to-back wins.

A smash-and-grab Anfield raid was one thing, before they returned to Selhurst Park at the weekend to dole out a 5-2 thrashing to London rivals West Ham.

The six-game Premier League programme is, meanwhile, rounded off by the epitome of a mid-table stroll.

Wolves and Bournemouth meet at Molineux on Wednesday with both having tailed off as the finish line approaches, although the added spice does come from home boss Gary O’Neill setting out to prove a point against his former club.

This weekend’s EPL predictions

Arsenal v Chelsea

Result predictionChelsea to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionChelsea / Chelsea to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionC. Palmer(Chelsea)

Wolverhampton Wanderers v AFC Bournemouth

Result predictiondraw
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / draw
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionD. Solanke(AFC Bournemouth)

Crystal Palace v Newcastle United

Result predictiondraw
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionCrystal Palace / draw
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionJ. Mateta(Crystal Palace)
E. Eze(Crystal Palace)
A. Isak(Newcastle United)

Everton v Liverpool

Result predictionLiverpool to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / Liverpool to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionL. Díaz(Liverpool)

Manchester United v Sheffield United

Result predictionManchester United to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionManchester United / Manchester United to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionBruno Fernandes(Manchester United)
O. McBurnie(Sheffield United)

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City

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 predictionP. Foden(Manchester City)

West Ham United v Liverpool

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

Fulham v Crystal Palace

Result predictiondraw
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionCrystal Palace / draw
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionJ. Mateta(Crystal Palace)
E. Eze(Crystal Palace)

Manchester United v Burnley

Result predictionManchester United to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionManchester United / Manchester United to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionBruno Fernandes(Manchester United)

Newcastle United v Sheffield United

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 predictionA. Isak(Newcastle United)

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Luton Town

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

Everton v Brentford

Result predictionBrentford to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / Brentford to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionD. Calvert-Lewin(Everton)
Y. Wissa(Brentford)

Aston Villa v Chelsea

Result predictiondraw
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionChelsea / draw
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionO. Watkins(Aston Villa)
C. Palmer(Chelsea)

AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion

Result predictionAFC Bournemouth to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionAFC Bournemouth / AFC Bournemouth to win
Team to Score predictionAFC Bournemouth
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal

Result predictionArsenal to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionArsenal / Arsenal to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionL. Trossard(Arsenal)
K. Havertz(Arsenal)

Nottingham Forest v Manchester City

Result predictionManchester City to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / Manchester City to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionC. Wood(Nottingham Forest)
K. De Bruyne(Manchester City)
P. Foden(Manchester City)