English Premier League predictions, fixtures and results: 24 – 26 February 2023

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There are opportunities aplenty to stake a European claim in the English Premier League this weekend, as the first domestic silverware of the season is dished out at Wembley Stadium.

Top four contenders Manchester United and Newcastle are engaged in the League Cup final under the arch on Sunday.

Which leaves room for those around them to bolster their respective positions in the reckoning.

Arsenal once again have the upper hand, just, in the EPL title race thanks to their return to winning ways last weekend.

The Gunners travel to play Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, with the Foxes’ own improving form curtailed by United at Old Trafford last weekend.

Manchester City remain the nearest chasers and can put themselves out of arm’s reach of the Red Devils if they can do the business in the Saturday evening kick off at Bournemouth.

Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions slipped to a draw in the road last time out, leaving them two points off the summit and just three ahead of their cross-city rivals.

Sunday shines the whole Premier League spotlight on London, as a derby with huge ramifications takes centre stage.

Tottenham go up against Chelsea in their rival clash, with the Blues scrambling to avoid making it an unthinkable five league games without a win.

Spurs put on yet another second half show in the absence of recuperating boss Antonio Conte last Sunday, keeping them fourth in the standings going into their Tottenham Hotspur Stadium clash.

Saturday night sees another contest in the capital city, with Liverpool making the trip south of the River Thames to meet Crystal Palace.

The Reds have won back-to-back matches to sit a tentatively improving eighth in the EPL table, while Patrick Vieira’s hosts are in increasing need of a victory to avoid the angst of having to look over their shoulders as the season approaches the sharp end.

And it’s the bottom two who meet earlier on Saturday in the relegation dogfight, as Leeds hosts Southampton in an almighty clash at Elland Road.

Everton turned over the Yorkshire club in a crucial second win in three for new coach Sean Dyche, with the Toffees now targeting their Goodison Park contest with an Aston Villa side that have lost their last three.

West Ham and Nottingham Forest meet at the London Stadium with both wallowing in the choppy relegation waters.

But there are no such woes for Fulham going into their Friday night home game with Wolves.

Far from it in fact, with the hosts able to go level on points with fifth-placed Newcastle if they can snaffle all three points under the lights at Craven Cottage.

English Premier League predictions for 24 – 26 February

Fulham v Wolverhampton Wanderers

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

Newcastle United v Brighton & Hove Albion

Result predictionBrighton & Hove Albion to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionNewcastle United / Brighton & Hove Albion to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionS. March(Brighton & Hove Albion)

Everton v Aston Villa

Result predictionAston Villa to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionAston Villa / Aston Villa to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionO. Watkins(Aston Villa)

Leeds United v Southampton

Result predictiondraw
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionSouthampton / draw
Team to Score predictionSouthampton
Anytime Goalscorer predictionJ. Ward-Prowse(Southampton)

Leicester City v Arsenal

Result predictionLeicester City to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionLeicester City / Leicester City to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionB. Saka(Arsenal)

West Ham United v Nottingham Forest

Result predictiondraw
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionWest Ham United / draw
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionB. Johnson(Nottingham Forest)

AFC Bournemouth 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 predictionE. Haaland(Manchester City)

Crystal Palace v Liverpool

Result predictionCrystal Palace to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionLiverpool / Crystal Palace to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea

Result predictionTottenham Hotspur to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionTottenham Hotspur / Tottenham Hotspur to win
Team to Score predictionTottenham Hotspur
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a

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