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Premier League top four race: Current form, key fixtures, odds, predictions

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Joe Prince-Wright, Nick Mendola and Andy Edwards preview all the Premier League Matchweek 35 action, as Manchester United look to fend off red-hot Liverpool in the race to finish top four.

The Premier League’s top-four race has been epic throughout the 2022-23 season, with so many teams battling for two spots in next season’s UEFA Champions League.

Now we know who’s made it.

Newcastle United sealed its place in the top four on Monday and Manchester United did the same a few days later, leaving Liverpool’s late hot streak as good vibes for next season but just a spot in the Europa League.

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Tottenham had already opened a spot in the top four due to inconsistent performances and Cristian Stellini followed Antonio Conte out the door with Ryan Mason in caretaker charge. Spurs slid down the table while Aston Villa’s surge ended with defeats against Man United and Wolves.

Below is a look at the key fixtures, current form, odds and predictions for the four sides currently chasing a top-four finish and Champions League qualification, plus who will make the Europa League.


Premier League table: Top-four picture

Premier League standings

NBC Sports’ standings and scoreboard


Key fixtures that will decide the Premier League top-four

Saturday, April 1: Manchester City 4-1 Liverpool - Recap, player ratings, video highlights
Sunday, April 2: Newcastle 2-0 Manchester United - Recap, player ratings, video highlights
Tuesday, April 4: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool - Recap, player ratings, video highlights
Saturday, April 8: Tottenham 2-1 Brighton - Recap, player ratings, video highlights
Sunday, April 9: Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal - Recap, player ratings, video highlights
Saturday, April 15: Chelsea 1-2 Brighton - Recap, player ratings, video highlights
Sunday, April 23: Newcastle 6-1 Tottenham - Recap, player ratings, video highlights
Thursday, April 27: Tottenham 2-2 Manchester United - Recap, player ratings, video highlights
Sunday, April 30: Liverpool 4-3 Tottenham - Recap, player ratings, video highlights
Thursday, May 4: Brighton 1-0 Manchester United - Recap, player ratings, video highlights
Sunday, May 7: Newcastle 0-2 Arsenal - Recap, highlights, player ratings
Sunday, May 14: Arsenal 0-3 Brighton - Recap, highlights, player ratings
Thursday, May 18: Newcastle 4-1 Brighton -- Recap, highlights, player ratings
Thursday, May 25: Manchester United 4-1 Chelsea -- Recap, highlights, player ratings


Current form (As of May 25, 2023)

Liverpool’s last 5 results: DWWWW
Newcastle’s last 5 results: DLWWD
Manchester United’s last 5 results: WLLWW


Prediction for Premier League top-four

(May 5, 2023)

3. Newcastle - 74 points
4. Manchester United - 71 points
5. Liverpool - 69 points
6. Brighton - 65 points
7. Tottenham - 62 points
8. Aston Villa - 59 points

(April 27, 2023)

3. Manchester United - 75 points
4. Newcastle - 70 points
5. Liverpool - 67 points
6. Tottenham - 65 points
7. Brighton - 61 points

(April 2, 2023)

3. Manchester United - 74 points
4. Newcastle - 66 points
5. Tottenham - 66 points
6. Liverpool - 62 points
7. Brighton - 61 points

(March 15, 2023)

4. Liverpool - 72 points
5. Tottenham - 66 points
6. Brighton - 64 points
7. Newcastle - 60 points


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