Premier League

Premier League predictions: Liverpool and Chelsea to win; North London derby

Toby Cudworth
Arsenal and Tottenham go head-to-head in the race for Champions League qualification
Arsenal and Tottenham go head-to-head in the race for Champions League qualification / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

The Premier League season has less than two weeks to run, but there's still plenty of games to be played and a whole host of things to be decided.

Manchester City and Liverpool are still scrapping it out for the title, Arsenal and Tottenham (with an anxious Chelsea looking over their shoulder) are competing for a top four finish and Champions League qualification, while Everton, Leeds and Burnley are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table.

There's six midweek games to be played ahead of the penultimate weekend of the season, with every game directly impacting those aforementioned areas of the table.

Here's how 90min predicts things to pan out.

Steven Gerrard, Jurgen Klopp
Can Steven Gerrard dent Liverpool's title dream? / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

Premier League predictions

Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Liverpool's slip-up against Tottenham at the weekend surely means Jurgen Klopp's side must win their final three games to have any chance of overhauling Manchester City.

Standing in their way on Tuesday night are Aston Villa, managed by club legend and former Rangers boss Steven Gerrard. He's had a bit of an up and down time in the Midlands so far as he looks to stamp his authority on things, but there have been some stirring performances interspersed with mid-table mediocre stuff.

Gerrard will want to win, of course, but deep down he may not be too crushed if Liverpool's famed front three (whichever combo you choose) power the Reds to victory at Villa Park.

Prediction: 1-3

Leeds vs Chelsea

A few weeks ago, Leeds were looking in pretty good nick under Jesse Marsch - with fears of relegation easing amid chaos at Burnley and Everton.

Fast forward and it's all change for the Whites, who now find themselves back in the relegation zone after recent resurgences elsewhere. Opponents Chelsea aren't in the best form under Thomas Tuchel, with the German seemingly dealing with some unhappy chaps in his dressing room.

Nevertheless, Tuchel's side are capable of putting it all together when on song, and could further dent the survival hopes of Leeds at Elland Road with a handy three points.

Prediction: 0-2

Leicester vs Norwich

In a bit of a damp squib affair, lowly Leicester take on Premier League basement boys Norwich at King Power Stadium.

In truth, there's not an awful lot to get excited about here, with the Foxes season now petering out after defeat to Roma in the Europa Conference League semi-finals. Still, Brendan Rodgers's 14th placed side should have enough to overcome a Norwich side who were truly horrific in defeat to West Ham on Sunday.

Prediction: 2-0

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Watford vs Everton

We're into every game feels like an FA Cup final territory for Everton, who clambered out of the drop zone at the weekend after picking up an impressive away win at Leicester.

But Frank Lampard's side can't rest on their laurels and know they must push on for more points in their final four games - which now don't look as daunting having seen off Chelsea and Manchester United in recent weeks.

Watford are already down and have nothing to play for, which could play nicely into the Toffees' hands.

Prediction: 1-3

Wolves vs Manchester City

Manchester City's quest for yet another Premier League title under Pep Guardiola leads to Molineux and Wolves on Wednesday night.

The Cityzens hold a three-point advantage over Liverpool at the top of the table, and travel to the Black Country fresh from a 5-0 whooping of Eddie Howe's Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium.

Wolves are a match for anybody on their day - evidenced by their comeback from two goals down against Chelsea this past weekend to earn a draw - but it's hard to look past Guardiola's side at this stage of the run-in.

Prediction: 0-3

Tottenham vs Arsenal

This North London derby wasn't scheduled to take place so late in the season, but it should provide us with a thrilling game between two sides neck deep in the battle for Champions League football.

Arsenal are in great touch, winning four consecutive Premier League games, and there's a real feel-good factor about Mikel Arteta's side right now - perhaps buoyed by their boss signing a contract extension until 2025.

Spurs aren't so sure Antonio Conte will be around next season, but they've always got a chance with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min in their ranks. Furthermore, the pair love a London derby, and they love getting one over on the old enemy.

Prediction: 2-1