English Premier League predictions, fixtures and results: 25 – 27 April 2023

Manchester City and Arsenal battle at top of Premier League in midweek, while Manchester United go to Tottenham, Chelsea meet Brentford and Liverpool are at West Ham.

A full midweek round of English Premier League fixtures sees the top flight continue to hurtle towards the finish line between Tuesday and Thursday.

Manchester City and Arsenal collide on Wednesday in a match that could well decide the destination of season’s EPL title.

The Etihad Stadium clash pits together the teams nailed on to finish in first and second come the end of May, with Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions hot on the heels of the Gunners at the top.

Mikel Arteta’s side coughed up yet another two points in recording a third straight draw last weekend, in a potentially ruinous sequence that leaves them five points clear but with City holding two precious games in hand.

It’s all go on Thursday night, too, as Manchester United go to Tottenham for a fascinating contest in the capital city.

The Red Devils have won three in a row in the EPL and progressed to the FA Cup final thanks to a Wembley Stadium win on Sunday.

Spurs endured an absolute shellacking, losing 6-1 on the road and going a long way towards proving ex-boss Antonio Conte right in his grim assessment of the playing squad, as their Champions League qualification hopes disintegrate.

It was Newcastle who ran riot over the London club, grabbing their mantle as top four contenders with both hands and putting themselves in pole position, with Everton their next assignment.

The Toon Army head to Goodison Park with the hosts fighting hard to escape the relegation zone under Sean Dyche.

A tense south coast clash wraps up a Thursday hat-trick, when Southampton host Bournemouth with both mired in relegation drama.

The Saints are bottom despite taking a point from their Emirates Stadium trip, while the Cherries slumped to a heavy home defeat on Sunday, leaving themselves just five points clear of danger.

Four goals were racked up by West Ham at the Vitality Stadium, giving them just the tonic to take into their game with Liverpool at the London Stadium on Wednesday.

While the Hammers are edging closer to safety, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are four unbeaten in their late charge for a top six finish at the end of a difficult campaign.

Chelsea fans can be forgiven for thinking: ‘call that difficult?’

The Blues are languishing in the bottom half despite their record spending splurge, with west London rivals Brentford rolling into Stamford Bridge on Wednesday with the chance to hammer home their unexpected superiority.

Thomas Frank’s Bees are in similarly awful form, mind you, albeit sitting a place and five points better off than their illustrious neighbours.

Brighton are another underdog to have had a tremendous season so far.

But the Seagulls must shake off the heartbreak of their penalty shootout FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United when they head to Nottingham Forest, with the hosts running out of road in their bid to avoid dropping back to the Championship.

Three Tuesday games see much of the attention fall on the dramatic contest between Leeds and Leicester.

One or even both big names could be relegated a month from now, with their Elland Road showdown a true six-pointer.

Back at the right end of the Premier League table, Aston Villa set out to secure their top six credentials when they host Fulham, who have turned around their own dodgy form with back-to-back victories.

And there’s a match between Wolves and Crystal Palace at Molineux, with the visitors on the verge of safety and the hosts not quite yet, with a six point buffer between themselves and the bottom three.

English Premier League predictions for 25 – 27 April

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.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace

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

Aston Villa v Fulham

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

Leeds United v Leicester City

Result predictionLeeds United to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / Leeds United to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a

Nottingham Forest v Brighton & Hove Albion

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

West Ham United v Liverpool

Result predictionWest Ham United to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionWest Ham United / West Ham United to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionMohamed Salah(Liverpool)
Diogo Jota(Liverpool)

Chelsea v Brentford

Result predictionBrentford to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionBrentford / Brentford to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionI. Toney(Brentford)

Manchester City v Arsenal

Result predictionManchester City to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionArsenal / Manchester City to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionE. Haaland(Manchester City)
M. Ødegaard(Arsenal)
Gabriel Jesus(Arsenal)
B. Saka(Arsenal)
Gabriel Martinelli(Arsenal)

Everton v Newcastle 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 predictionC. Wilson(Newcastle United)
Joelinton(Newcastle United)
A. Isak(Newcastle United)

Southampton v AFC Bournemouth

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

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United

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 predictionH. Kane(Tottenham Hotspur)