Premier League predictions: Gameweek 33

The small matter of two FA Cup semi-finals has narrowed down the package of Premier League games taking place this weekend, but there are still plenty of interesting games to sink your teeth into.

Things kick off with Brighton traveling to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, where Spurs will be looking to strengthen their hold on a top four place. Meanwhile, Arsenal take on Southampton in their quest to close the gap with their bitter rivals.

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

Are here 90 minutesThe predictions for the weekend’s matches.

Tottenham v Brighton

Tottenham look 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.

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

Prediction: 2-0

Manchester United v Norwich

On and off the pitch, Manchester United have been a mess this season. They recorded at least one minor victory this week, apparently tying up Erik ten Hag in 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 as scary as it used to be, is probably too tough a game for a side that have won just five times this term.

Prediction: 3-1

Southampton-Arsenal

Two successive defeats against Crystal Palace and Brighton have sidetracked Arsenal’s bid to break into the top four.

The fixture list appears to have been kind to the Gunners at least as they head to the south coast to face an out of form Southampton. The Saints haven’t won in the league since February and were beaten by six by Chelsea last weekend.

Prediction: 0-1

Watford v Brentford

Watford is running out of time fast if it wants to avoid relegation from the Premier League. After some early success, the team doesn’t seem to be responding to Roy Hodgson’s methods and their form at home this season has been nothing short of a disgrace.

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

Prediction: 0-2

Newcastle-Leicester

Newcastle’s sudden burst of form between Christmas and early March appears to have saved them from relegation. They lost three on the rebound after that, but at least they came back to win last time to ease any fears that came back.

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 Risen Foxes that have enough to get them past the line.

Prediction: 1-2

West Ham v Burnley

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

The Ginger Mourinho left Turf Moor on Friday with the Clarets in relegation trouble. The caretaker management team will be looking to make the most of any fatigue in West Ham’s ranks after they booked their place in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday.

Prediction: 0-0

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