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Premier League Predictions: Pundits Give Their Tips For Final Round Of Games

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Check out expert predictions from Michael Owen, Paul Merson and Mark Lawrenson on the upcoming Premier League fixtures this weekend.

One last round of Premier League predictions are available for us before the season packs up.

Plenty of fun and drama awaits. We have some titanic clashes coming up both up and down the table. So will there be more exciting goal affairs or any interesting Premier League predictions?

To answer this, we turned to former Liverpool stars Mark Lawrenson on BBC and Michael Owen on BetVictor, as well as ex-Arsenal star Paul Merson on SportsKeeda, for some Premier League predictions.

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🗓️ Sunday, May 20

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

Pundits predictions

Michael Owen: 2-1

“I fancy Palace here. The atmosphere will be great, and they’ll want to end what’s been a great season in style.”

Paul Merson: 2-1

“I think Palace will win this game 2-1, as Manchester United have just not been good enough in recent weeks.”

Mark Lawrenson: 0-2

“Incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will be at Selhurst Park to watch this game and his presence could bring a reaction from the United players. Something has to. The United players are already playing for their places next season. I think we will see a very different side of them compared to the one that lost 4-0 to Brighton last time out.”

Check out the Crystal Palace vs Man Utd preview here for betting tips and predictions.

Arsenal vs Everton

Pundits predictions

Michael Owen: 2-1

“I think we’ll see a pretty even game here. Arsenal’s morale can’t be good. I think they’ll win though, 2-1.”

Paul Merson: 3-0

“The pressure is off for Arsenal, they’ll win this one comfortably. Will that be enough for a top-four spot? Only time will tell.”

Mark Lawrenson: 2-1

“Arsenal are hardly reliable themselves at the moment but they are at home and, although Everton won at Leicester at the start of May, their record on the road is still very poor indeed. All of this means I am expecting the Gunners to win – but I don’t think they can rescue their hopes of making the top four from here.”

Check out the Arsenal vs Everton preview here for betting tips and predictions.

Chelsea vs Watford

Pundits predictions

Michael Owen: 3-0

“This will be a comfortable home win. I’m going for 3-0.”

Paul Merson: 4-0

“I give them no chance against Chelsea as their season has fizzled out and turned into a bit of an embarrassment. This game will be a walk in the park for Chelsea.”

Mark Lawrenson: 2-0

“A return to the Championship awaits Watford, while Chelsea have already secured a top-four finish but will end a turbulent campaign without a trophy.”

Check out the Chelsea vs Watford preview here for betting tips and predictions.

Leicester City vs Southampton

Pundits predictions

Michael Owen: 2-0

“I’ve got to tip Leicester here. This should be a straightforward, 2-0.”

Paul Merson: 3-2

“This is a great end-of-season game involving two sides that play free flowing football. Neither of these teams has anything to play for, so I think we’ll see a lot of goals as they’ll look to express themselves.”

Mark Lawrenson: 2-0

“These are two of the most inconsistent teams we have seen in the Premier League all season, which has made their results very difficult to predict. I always have a bit more confidence in Leicester when Jamie Vardy is fit and in the kind of form he is showing at the moment though, and the Foxes are at home here too.”

Bradford vs Leeds United

Pundits predictions

Michael Owen: 2-1

“Do Leeds have it in them to go to Brentford and keep a clean sheet? I have my doubts. I think Brentford will win this 2-1.”

Paul Merson: 1-1

“This game will depend on what happens between Aston Villa and Burnley [which ended in a 1-1 draw]. Pascal Struijk’s 92nd-minute equalizer against Brighton could turn out to be an invaluable goal for Leeds United and could well be the moment that keeps them in the Premier League.”

Mark Lawrenson: 2-1

“To stay up, Leeds know they need a better result than Burnley manage against Newcastle – but I can’t see them getting it. Jesse Marsch’s side kept going last time out, and nicked a vital point against Brighton in injury time, but getting anything at all at Brentford is a big ask.”

Burnley vs Newcastle

Pundits predictions

Michael Owen: 1-1

“A point might just be enough for Burnley to stay up. With the fans behind them, I can see them getting it. I’m predicting a 1-1 draw.”

Paul Merson: 0-2

“Newcastle got a fantastic result against an Arsenal side that came into the game to virtually seal their place in the top four, they’ll be too much for Burnley, who I think will get relegated. They were at home against the Gunners, but they’ll want to finish the season on a high, so they won’t lie down and get beat.”

Mark Lawrenson: 1-1

“Newcastle have done a lot of hard work since the turn of the year and had some excellent results. I’d be surprised if they left Turf Moor empty-handed… so the final relegation place could be in the balance until the very last kick of the campaign.”

Manchester City vs Aston Villa

Pundits predictions

Michael Owen: 3-1

“I don’t see City slipping up here. They hardly ever drop points at home, I think they’ll win this by a few goals.”

Paul Merson: 2-0

“I’ve been involved with the beautiful game for far too long to think of this as a foregone conclusion, but I genuinely don’t think Villa will have enough to beat Manchester City. Guardiola and his players shouldn’t have taken it until the last day, but they are still in control of their own destiny and should get the job done.”

Mark Lawrenson: 3-0

“We know how good this City team is, and I fully expect them to go on and clinch the title without another wobble like the one we saw at West Ham.”

Check out the Man City vs Aston Villa preview here for betting tips and predictions.

Norwich City vs Tottenham

Pundits predictions

Michael Owen: 0-2

“Even a draw would likely be enough for Spurs, but I can only see them winning. 2-0 to Spurs.”

Paul Merson: 1-2

“I’ll only say one thing – if Spurs can’t beat Norwich City on the last day of the season with a place in the Premier League top four at stake, what’s the point of them being in the UEFA Champions League in the first place?”

Mark Lawrenson: 0-2

“I am expecting Norwich to give them a game but Spurs have got Dejan Kulusevski now as well as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min and I don’t see the Canaries holding out, let alone beating them. Spurs have fought so hard to get into this position, where they just need a point to get back into the Champions League after two seasons away. I don’t see them falling at the final hurdle.”

Check out the Norwich City vs Tottenham preview here for betting tips and predictions.

Brighton vs West Ham

Pundits predictions

Michael Owen: 0-1

“There’s not going to be too much in this game, but I fancy West Ham to edge it. 1-0.”

Paul Merson: 2-2

“This is another one of those end-of-season football matches that could have a lot of goals in it.”

Mark Lawrenson: 1-1

“Both of these sides have had good seasons, but especially West Ham. David Moyes’s side seem to give everyone a good game – with leaders Manchester City another example last weekend.”

Liverpool vs Wolves

Pundits predictions

Michael Owen: 3-0

“I’ve got to pick Liverpool in this one. I think there’s no chance they don’t get the win and put some pressure on City.”

Paul Merson: 3-0

“You don’t come this far in a Premier League title race only to falter at the final hurdle, so I think Liverpool will win this one comfortably.”

Mark Lawrenson: 2-0

“The big guns will be back for Liverpool for this game and I just cannot see Wolves being a threat. They seemed to sign off for the season a few weeks back. A win won’t be enough for the Reds to win the title unless Manchester City drop points against Aston Villa, but I don’t think the mood will be low at Anfield if they miss out – in fact, there is no chance of that happening.”

Check out the Liverpool vs Wolves preview here for betting tips and predictions.

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