Back Four's predictions - What will happen in the final weekend?

It's been 351 days since the opening day of the season and finally the Premier League is coming to a close. At 4pm today, all 20 teams will kick off simultaneously.


As it stands, only Liverpool (1st), Manchester City (2nd) and Norwich (20th) are destined to finish in their current spots. All other Premier League teams have something to play for in their final fixture, especially the clubs still fighting for Champions League qualification and Premier League survival.


Arsenal 2 - 1 Watford


To remain in the Premier League, Watford need a result against the Gunners, as they are level on points with Aston Villa but behind them in the table on goal difference.


The good news for Watford is that Arsenal may have one eye on their FA Cup final this Saturday. It's safe to assume Arteta will rest his key players around the 60-minute mark, which may give the Hornets an opening to make a final push late in the game.


Although goal difference is important and Hayden Mullins would love to win by a hefty margin, Watford's caretaker manager is likely to contain the Gunners and keep the game tight early on, especially as Arsenal have struggled against Watford's physicality in recent years.


However, with Arsenal no doubt eager to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Aston Villa ahead of their cup final, I can see them coming out with a point to prove. If they get the all important first goal, I'm predicting a 2-1 win to Arsenal at the Emirates.

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Burnley 1 - 0 Brighton


Burnley have been exceptional since the restart, with four victories and three draws in their last seven games. Conversely, Brighton have only managed to beat Norwich in the that time and find themselves 16th ahead of the final day.


Although Brighton have secured their safety, they are out of form and struggling to score goals. Burnley's sturdy and defensive approach has helped Nick Pope acquire 15 clean sheets so far, matched only by Manchester City's Ederson. Brighton's luck in front of goal is unlikely to change against Sean Dyche's side and therefore I'm predicting a 1-0 win to the Clarets.

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Chelsea 3 - 2 Wolves


This is a tough game to call as both Chelsea and Wolves go into the final game with a lot on the line. Although Chelsea start the match in 4th, Leicester are only one point behind them in the table and Frank Lampard will feel he needs a result to ensure his side's Champions League qualification.


Likewise, with Tottenham only a point behind Wolves in 7th, Nuno Espírito Santo will be hoping for all three points at Stamford Bridge to secure their Europa League place for next season.


Chelsea have performed impressively against both Liverpool and Manchester United this month and tend to perform well against sides in the top half of the table. Although the game is likely to be high scoring, Wolves seem exhausted after their demanding schedule this year. I'm giving Chelsea the slight edge in this one.

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Crystal Palce 0 - 3 Tottenham


Crystal Palace have been struggling of late, gaining a mere 3 points from a possible 24 since the restart. It seems the Eagles are waiting for the season to end at this point and with Mourinho hungry for a Europa League spot and Harry Kane back amongst the goals, it's likely Spurs will take all 3 points rather comfortably.

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Everton 1 - 1 Bournemouth


Although the Cherries could still technically survive relegation, they are going to need to beat Everton whilst hoping for Aston Villa and Watford to lose their respective games. After solid performances against Leicester and Manchester City, Bournemouth will look to do all they can to survive - but will likely fall short.


Carlo Ancelotti's Everton haven't had the greatest run of form recently but their 1 - 0 win against Sheffield United should build confidence heading into the final game. Points shared at 1-1 in this one.

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Leicester 1 - 2 Manchester United


Leicester's dip in form since the restart has dented their hopes of finishing in a Champions League position, whilst United's resurgent form has placed them in 3rd before the start of the final game.


Although the Red Devils look exhausted, their talent in attack is unquestionable and will cause Leicester's defence a lot of problems. Meanwhile, the Foxes are without Ben Chilwell, Ricardo Pereira and James Maddison due to injury and Çağlar Söyüncü is still serving his 3-match ban.


Earlier in the season, this would have been a very different prediction. However, with Leicester lacking in both form and firepower of late, I can envision Manchester United grinding out a win.

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Manchester City 5 - 0 Norwich


Pep Guardiola will probably treat this game as a warm-up for Manchester City's clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League. Therefore, the Spaniard is likely to name a very strong team in order to maintain his players' match fitness and rhythm ahead of their box office fixture.


Sadly for Norwich, their final game in the Premier League is scheduled against the highest scoring team so far this season. With David Silva wearing the armband and running the show in his final Premier League match, I can see this ending in a blowout. Manchester City to win comfortably and in style.

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Newcastle 0 - 3 Liverpool


After only taking an unimpressive 2 points from the last 5 games, Newcastle are another mid-table side eager to end the season and start afresh next campaign.


On the contrary, Liverpool will be desperate to finish the season strongly after lifting the trophy at Anfield on Wednesday. The Reds are no longer in the Champions League or the FA Cup, so Klopp is likely to name his strongest 11.


Steve Bruce will try his best to organise Newcastle defensively and hit Liverpool on the counter, but Liverpool's front 3 will probably prove too dangerous to contain.

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Southampton 1 - 1 Sheffield United


Both clubs had opposite starts to the season but have met somewhere in the middle ahead of the final day. Although neither side have anything to play for regarding Europa League qualification or relegation concern, Southampton will certainly be eager to provide Danny Ings with as many goal scoring opportunities as possible, as he chases the Golden Boot.


Sheffield United have been inconsistent since the restart, but the Blades have the ability to beat anyone on their day, as they proved during their 3 - 0 win over Chelsea earlier this month.


Southampton have struggled somewhat at home this season, with most of their success coming on the road. Whilst I still think Danny Ings will score, I can see this one ending in a close tie.

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West Ham 0 - 1 Aston Villa


Villa's triumph over Arsenal has lifted the Villains out of the relegation zone ahead of the final day. Dean Smith's side have significantly improved their defence since the restart; I imagine Villa will look to absorb West Ham's pressure and hit them on the counter attack.


The first goal will decide the game. If West Ham and Antonio continue their goal scoring form and break the deadlock, Villa will chase the game which could leave them vulnerable at the back. However, with the players desperate to survive, Villa will be resolute in defence and look to steal the win. I'm trusting them to keep the clean sheet, pinch a late goal and confirm their Premier League status for next season.

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