Premier League predictions: Gameweek 27

  • Six fixtures take place at 15:00 (GMT) on Saturday before the evening kick-off
  • Two matches on Sunday including Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium
  • Gameweek wraps up on Monday night
Man City take on Man Utd this weekend
Man City take on Man Utd this weekend / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

A full weekend's worth of action is on the agenda for Gameweek 27 of this Premier League season.

After a reduced slate last week, all 20 teams are in action this time around, with the pick of the action coming on Sunday in the Manchester derby.

Here are 90min's predictions for the weekend ahead.

Saturday 2 March

Neal Maupay, Robert Sanchez
The home side has never won a Premier League meeting between Brentford and Chelsea / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

There isn't an early kick-off to sink your teeth into on Saturday, but there's a lovely helping of 15:00 (GMT) offerings to choose from.

The pick of the bunch comes from the Gtech Community Stadium, where Brentford host Chelsea in a mammoth west London derby. The Bees are sliding towards a relegation battle, but the Blues need the points too just to climb back into the top half and boost their European hopes.

Like Brentford, Everton are fighting for survival, but have been handed a reprieve in recent days after their ten-point deduction was reduced to just six. They'll welcome David Moyes and his West Ham charges back to Goodison Park having swiftly dispatched of the Bees on Monday.

Back in the capital, Fulham play host to Brighton in a fierce mid-table encounter at Craven Cottage, with the travelling Seagulls hoping to find some consistency again in their search for a European place.

Further north, Newcastle welcome Wolves to St James' Park having surprisingly slipped beneath their visitors in the standings of late - Gary O'Neil's men are up to ninth and a point ahead of the Magpies.

Liverpool will look to open up a four-point gap at the top of the table before their title rivals play when they travel to Nottingham Forest, who will nervously be looking over their shoulders out of fear of a points deduction.

The final 15:00 game comes from north London, where Tottenham end their two-week break from action with the visit of Oliver Glasner's Crystal Palace. Spurs were surprisingly beaten by Wolves in their last match and can't afford to lose further ground in the top-four race.

Battling Tottenham for a Champions League spot are Aston Villa, who head to Luton in Saturday's 17:30 showing. The Hatters were on the end of a 6-2 hammering by Man City on Tuesday in the FA Cup and need to start putting results together again if they're to maintain their Premier League status.

Kick-off Time (GMT)

Fixture & Prediction


Brentford 1-2 Chelsea


Everton 1-2 West Ham


Fulham 2-2 Brighton


Newcastle 2-2 Wolves


Nottingham Forest 1-3 Liverpool


Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace


Luton 1-2 Aston Villa

Sunday 3 March

Erik ten Hag
Another meeting of the minds awaits / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Saturday's stock of games means we're left with just two fixtures on Sunday, the first of which comes from Turf Moor where Burnley battle Bournemouth. The Clarets are still without a win in any competition in 2024 and are in danger of being cut adrift, while the Cherries will be looking to avenge their surprise FA Cup exit to Leicester in midweek.

But the main action takes place at the Etihad Stadium, with Man City hosting Man Utd in the 192nd Manchester derby. The managerial meetings between Pep Guardiola and Erik ten Hag usually provide fireworks and you'd be hard-pressed to imagine anything but goals in their latest encounter.

Kick-off Time (GMT)

Fixture & Prediction


Burnley 1-2 Bournemouth


Man City 3-0 Man Utd

Monday 4 March

Kai Havertz
Arsenal are on a roll / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

Title-chasing Arsenal will have to wait until Monday to resume their push for first place. Mikel Arteta and his side journey on up to Sheffield United for the final match of Gameweek 27.

The Blades sit bottom of the Premier League table and, well, do you think they're going to get anything out of this game? It could get ugly at Bramall Lane.

Kick-off Time (GMT)

Fixture & Prediction


Sheffield United 0-4 Arsenal