English Premier League predictions, fixtures and results: 15 – 16 May 2022

It’s the penultimate weekend of the English Premier League as the reigning champions can put one hand on the trophy yet again in the absence of their only rivals.

Liverpool have long since been the last challengers standing to EPL kings Manchester City at the top of the table.

But with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds on FA Cup final duty against third-placed Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, their north west rivals can seize control of the drive for the finish line right at the death.

West Ham stand between Pep Guardiola’s side and some measure of comfort at the summit.

The Hammers are scrambling not to let the spark go out at the end of an eye-catching campaign at the London Stadium, while yet another City victory would see them hit an unassailable points tally, not to mention a goals for column boosted by an incredible 19 strikes in their last four games.

It’s one of seven Sunday fixtures in the Premier League, as the Cup final takes centre stage on Saturday.

And the capital serves up another thriller on Sunday lunchtime, as Champions League-chasing Tottenham host a resurgent Burnley still battling to beat relegation to the Championship.

A booming north London derby win on Thursday night ensures Spurs will finish no lower than fifth, while the Clarets are above the drop zone by virtue of goal difference alone.

The rival success put Antonio Conte’s side a single point behind Arsenal in the race for fourth, with the Gunners feeling the heat in the Monday night EPL match away to Newcastle.

Elsewhere on Sunday it’s all eyes on the bottom of the Premier League table.

Everton have revived their flagging fortunes just in time under Frank Lampard and a third win in four would go a long way to ensuring survival, with Brentford the visitors to Goodison Park.

Three straight defeats have left Leeds the wrong side of the dotted line and they will have to deal with Graham Potter’s impressive Brighton at Elland Road, the Seagulls fresh from last weekend’s thrashing of Manchester United.

Wolves have the opportunity to arrest their alarming end to the season when they welcome relegated Norwich to Molineux.

Across the West Midlands, meanwhile, there’s a midtable tussle between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace as both end their respective campaigns brightly.

Watford bade farewell to the top flight last weekend as their relegation was confirmed, with former boss Brendan Rodgers returning to Vicarage Road on Sunday with his Leicester side who are more than ready to hit the post-season beach.

English Premier League predictions for 15 – 16 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.

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