English Premier League predictions, fixtures and results: 24 – 25 May 2023

Manchester United play Chelsea at Old Trafford and champions Manchester City go to Brighton in final midweek Premier League action of the season.

The final pieces of the English Premier League jigsaw puzzle are slotting into place for the 2022/23 season, with a pair of midweek fixtures ahead of Sunday’s final round of action.

It’s been a marathon campaign, not least with the end-of-year break for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.

But there’s still work to be done before the off-season, with Manchester United still attempting to finish the job in sealing a third-placed finish in the EPL under coach Erik ten Hag.

The Red Devils meet sorry Chelsea on Thursday night, knowing they need all three points to start the final day ahead of Newcastle in the race for a place on the podium behind champions Manchester City and runners-up Arsenal.

Eddie Howe’s side drew at home to Leicester on Monday night to seal their own, long-awaited return to Uefa Champions League football.

Defeat at Old Trafford, on the other hand, would leave United looking over their shoulder at arch-rivals Liverpool, who could still overhaul them at the last.

But few will be betting on that as their opponents chalk off a penultimate assignment of a miserable EPL season.

Interim boss Frank Lampard enters the home stretch with his side 12th in the table and with a quartet of fellow London clubs – Tottenham, Brentford, Fulham and Crystal Palace – joining the second-placed Gunners above them in the standings.

This despite an eye-popping transfer splurge in the January window and repeated shuffling of the managerial pack.

Also striding out this midweek are Manchester City, who continue their lap of honour having retained their Premier League title ahead of their win over Chelsea at a joyous Etihad Stadium last weekend.

‘One down, two to go’ is the mantra for Pep Guardiola and his imperious team.

They have an FA Cup final date with neighbours Manchester United at Wembley Stadium, as well as a trip to Istanbul as they try at long last to slay their Champions League demon in a showdown with Inter Milan.

But that’s for next month and you can fully expect the City machine to be targeting the final six points of another sparkling campaign, not to mention the 100-goal mark.

Hosts Brighton have other ideas, though.

The Seagulls need just one more point from their last two matches to be absolutely certain of Uefa Europa League qualification.

And who would have thought we’d be saying that when the departure of coach Graham Potter to Chelsea threatened to upend the south coast club?

Step forward Roberto de Zerbi.

The Italian coach has steered the underdogs brilliantly towards a top six finish, with qualification for at least the Europa Conference League pretty well nailed on whatever the result against the champions at the Amex Stadium.

English Premier League predictions for 24 – 25 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.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City

Result predictiondraw
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionManchester City / draw
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionD. Undav(Brighton & Hove Albion)
İ. Gündoğan(Manchester City)
E. Haaland(Manchester City)
J. Álvarez(Manchester City)

Manchester United v Chelsea

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