English Premier League predictions, fixtures and results: 4 – 6 March 2023

Liverpool and Manchester United clash in north west derby, with Premier League top two Arsenal and Manchester City both at home this weekend.

One of the most hotly-contested derbies in world football lights up the English Premier League this weekend, amid a full programme of action between Saturday and Monday night.

It’s the battle between Liverpool and Manchester United that really lights the EPL powder keg on Sunday afternoon, when the north west foes meet at Anfield.

And they do so in near-identical runs of form, albeit with the home side ten points adrift of their rivals thanks to a generally misfiring season so far on Merseyside.

Both are unbeaten in four, winning three apiece in that time, with Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils third in the standings.

It leaves them awfully close to a tilt at the top two, while Jurgen Klopp’s Reds still have a job on their hands to seal European qualification for next time around.

The Premier League’s top two are both on home turf on Saturday.

Leaders Arsenal will have Bournemouth quaking as they visit the Emirates Stadium.

Three wins from three have propelled the Gunners to a five-point lead at the top, rattling in nine goals while they’ve been at it, while the Cherries are a point shy of safety while also holding the division’s worst goal difference record.

Manchester City kick off the EPL weekend at home to Newcastle, who put their ailing top flight form to one side last weekend only to lose to Manchester United in the League Cup final at Wembley.

Eddie Howe’s side go to the Etihad Stadium without a win in four league attempts, while Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions are fresh from a 4-1 thumping of Bournemouth.

The air will turn blue at Stamford Bridge, meanwhile, if Chelsea fail to fashion victory from their tense tussle with Leeds.

Graham Potter is under huge strain and can’t buy a win for his west London side, while their Yorkshire visitors sit outside the relegation zone by virtue of their six-pointer success at Elland Road last weekend.

Tottenham’s odd campaign continues with a trip to Molineux to play Wolves, off the back of successive London derby wins that preceded an FA Cup Fifth Round calamity away to Championship promotion chasers Sheffield United.

Antonio Conte’s Spurs are still fourth in the table though, while their Black Country hosts must be careful not to slip back into the relegation mire are three without a win.

The Monday night Premier League match is the west London derby between surprise pair Brentford and Fulham, who both continue their unlikely charges for continental qualification deep into the second half of the season.

Sunday’s other fixture is an altogether more tense affair, with Everton heading to the Midlands to face Nottingham Forest.

Sean Dyche continues his Toffees rescue mission at the City Ground but does so with his team back in the bottom three after back-to-back defeats and only one goal to show for their four outings since an opening victory over Arsenal at Goodison Park.

There are three other games on Saturday, ending with the evening EPL kick off between rock bottom Southampton and Leicester at St Mary’s Stadium.

The Saints were dealt a huge blow in losing at drop rivals Leeds last weekend, before collapsing in the FA Cup to fourth tier Grimsby in midweek, while the Foxes are only three points clear of trouble themselves and were also turfed out the Cup at home to Championship Blackburn.

Brighton and West Ham have plenty to play for as they meet at the Amex Stadium, with the Seagulls seeking a first win in three and the Hammers a haul of points to drag them away from the relegation zone.

No immediate concerns on that front for mid table duo Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, who are both considering a nudge towards the top half at Villa Park.

English Premier League predictions for 4 – 6 March

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.

Manchester City v Newcastle United

Result predictionManchester City to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionManchester City / Manchester City to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a

Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth

Result predictionArsenal to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionArsenal / Arsenal to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionB. Saka(Arsenal)
Gabriel Martinelli(Arsenal)

Aston Villa v Crystal Palace

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)

Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United

Result predictiondraw
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionWest Ham United / draw
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionS. March(Brighton & Hove Albion)

Chelsea v Leeds United

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur

Result predictiondraw
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / draw
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionH. Kane(Tottenham Hotspur)

Southampton v Leicester City

Result predictionLeicester City to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionLeicester City / Leicester City to win
Team to Score predictionLeicester City
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a

Nottingham Forest v Everton

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

Liverpool v Manchester United

Result predictionManchester United to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / Manchester United to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionM. Rashford(Manchester United)

Brentford v Fulham

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

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