Premier League predictions: Gameweek 33

The small matter of two FA Cup semi-finals have thinned the pack of Premier League games taking place this weekend, but there are still plenty of interesting matches to get our teeth stuck into.

Things kick off with Brighton travelling to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday lunchtime, where Spurs will be looking to strengthen their grip on a top-four place. Arsenal, meanwhile, take on Southampton as they aim to close the gap on their bitter rivals.

Fresh from their European heroics, Leicester and West Ham are then in action on Sunday, against Newcastle and Burnley – who have just sacked Sean Dyche – respectively.

Here are 90min's predictions ahead of the weekend's games.

Tottenham vs Brighton

Tottenham are looking good to secure a top-four finish this season but they will need to keep their wits about them against Brighton, who stunned Arsenal last weekend.

Antonio Conte has done well to coach some of the Spursy-ness out of his side since taking over though, so they should be up to the task – even without Matt Doherty.

Prediction: 2-0

Man Utd vs Norwich

On and off the pitch, Manchester United have been an omnishambles this season. They did at least record a minor victory this week, seemingly tying down Erik ten Hag on a deal to become the club's next manager.

Norwich managed to beat Burnley last time out but a trip to Old Trafford – while not being anywhere near as scary as it used to be – is probably too tough a game for a team that have won just five times this term.

Prediction: 3-1

Southampton vs Arsenal

Two successive defeats against Crystal Palace and Brighton has knocked Arsenal's top-four bid well off course.

The fixture list appears to have been kind the Gunners at least, as they head down to the south coast to face out-of-form Southampton. Saints have not won in the league since February and were hit for six by Chelsea last weekend.

Prediction: 0-1

Watford vs Brentford

Watford are swiftly running out of time if they want to avoid Premier League relegation. After some initial success, the squad do not seem to be responding to Roy Hodgson's methods and their home form this season has been nothing short of a disgrace.

This bodes well for a Brentford team buoyed by the signing of Christian Eriksen and return of Ivan Toney in recent months.

Prediction: 0-2

Newcastle vs Leicester

Newcastle's sudden burst of form between Christmas and early March looks to have saved them relegation. They went on to lose three on the bounce after that, but at least returning to winning ways last time out to ease any returning fears.

The Magpies host a Leicester side on Sunday that should be flying after reaching a European semi-final for the first time in the club's history. Both squads are considerably depleted, but it could be the resurgent Foxes that have enough to get over the line.

Prediction: 1-2

West Ham vs Burnley

Burnley will line up against West Ham on Sunday without Sean Dyche in the dugout for the first time in nearly a decade on Sunday.

The Ginger Mourinho departed Turf Moor on Friday with the Clarets deep in relegation trouble. The caretaker managerial team will be looking to take full advantage of any tiredness in the West Ham ranks after they booked their place in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday.

Prediction: 0-0

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Source : 90min