Premier League predictions: Gameweek 36

The end of the Premier League season is so close you can almost touch it, and gameweek 36 promises to provide more clarity on where every team will finish when the campaign does finally reach its climax.

Over the next few days there are two massive games at the bottom as Everton travel to Leicester and Burnley host out-of-form Aston Villa.

Liverpool are also looking to strengthen their title charge against top-four chasing Tottenham, while Man City will be confident of beating Newcastle at home following their Champions League elimination.

Here are 90min's Premier League prediction for all of the action...

Saturday 7 May

Brentford vs Southampton

Brentford and Southampton square off on Saturday, each looking to extinguish any lingering relegation fears.

The Bees have lost just one of their last five in the Premier League, while Saints have won once in that time. By the form book, Christian Eriksen and co should secure another victory here.

Prediction: 2-1

Burnley vs Aston Villa

Burnley are on fire at the moment, with the Mike Jackson new-manager bounce showing little sign of letting up.

Aston Villa will be hoping to stop the Clarets securing four consecutive Premier League victories on Saturday but they have looked poor recently.

Prediction: 2-1

Chelsea vs Wolves

Chelsea have floundered their way back into a top-four race and are in dire need of a victory against Wolves this weekend.

Thankfully for Thomas Tuchel's side they are up against a Wolves side that have faced accusations of being 'on the beach' in recent weeks. It probably won't be pretty, but surely the Blues can pull it together and get the win?

Prediction: 1-0

Crystal Palace vs Watford

Crystal Palace will likely have the sad task of relegating their old manager Roy Hodgson on Saturday.

Watford's season has been disastrous and the long-suffering Hornets faithful will likely be glad to see the back of it. A home win seems likely.

Prediction: 3-1

Brighton vs Man Utd

Manchester United's top four hopes are non-existent, but they will still be eager to pay back their travelling support with a good performance by the seaside this weekend.

Brighton have broken their poor form in recent weeks, but they may lack the motivation required to get a result.

Prediction: 1-2

Liverpool vs Tottenham

Fresh from surviving a Champions League semi-final scare against Villarreal, Liverpool host Tottenham knowing a win would see them move above Man City at the top of the Premier League.

Spurs have plenty to play for too, as they are jostling with Arsenal and Chelsea for a top-four finish. It should be a cracker, but the Reds look unbeatable and should triumph.

Prediction: 2-0

Sunday 8 May

Arsenal vs Leeds

If Spurs lose to Liverpool, Arsenal will go into this one knowing a win would move them five points clear of their bitter rivals.

Leeds are perched perilously close to the drop zone, with the Jesse Marsch effect seemingly running out recently. The Gunners are made of sterner stuff these days and should win.

Prediction: 2-0

Leicester vs Everton

Leicester will still be feeling the effects of their disheartening Europa Conference League exit at the hands of Roma, but the Foxes still have five Premier League fixtures to fulfil before the end of the season.

Next on the agenda is Everton, who boosted their survival chances by beating Chelsea last time out. Without home advantage this weekend though, they may fall short of three points.

Prediction: 0-0

Norwich vs West Ham

Already-relegated Norwich host West Ham this weekend looking to restore some pride. The Hammers will be hoping to bounce back also, after they exited the Europa League on Thursday.

Despite this potential hangover, David Moyes' side still have plenty to play for domestically and should recover to down the lowly Canaries.

Prediction: 1-2

Man City vs Newcastle

With their Champions League journey over for another campaign, City now have four games to ensure they end the season with some silverware this term.

First up in their four-match mini-season is rejuvenated Newcastle. City have so much strength in depth that this probably won't be much of a challenge but the Magpies will still cause them problems.

Prediction: 2-0

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Source : 90min