English Premier League predictions, fixtures and results: 18-19 May

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The English Premier League hurtles into its penultimate week with a full set of matches on Tuesday and Wednesday.

All the attention is focused on the squabble for final places in the top six, with everything still to play for in the battle for European qualification.

No such drama for freshly-minted champions Manchester City, though, nor for the three sides already doomed to relegation back to the Championship.

Manchester United can nail down second place in the EPL table on Tuesday evening if they can do the business against one of those teams, Fulham, at Old Trafford.

Right below them it’s an instant reunion for FA Cup finalists Chelsea and Leicester.

Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes pipped the Blues to lift the famous trophy at Wembley on Saturday and need at least a draw at Stamford Bridge to keep ahead in what is likely a race for third place.

The champions are also in action on Tuesday, as Pep Guardiola takes his side on their lap of honour away to Brighton, who are simply glad to have dodged relegation.

Leeds are also heading south in what they hope won’t be a penultimate match under Marcelo Bielsa, with Southampton the opposition and a place in the top half still in the offing.

Six Wednesday fixtures build towards the clash between Liverpool and Burnley at Turf Moor.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are banging on the top four door thanks to three straight wins, not to mention keeper Alisson’s last-gasp winner at the weekend, with their hosts safely on the metaphorical beach.

Arsenal set out across the river Thames in their bid to cement the scant consolation of a top half finish, as they tackle Crystal Palace in a London derby at Selhurst Park.

Another pair of capital city clubs above them have higher aspirations.

Tottenham and West Ham are locked on 59 points in sixth and seventh place, with Spurs hosting Aston Villa and the Hammers going to West Brom as they both bid to put the squeeze on Liverpool above.

Everton are within striking distance if either of the Londoners slip up, as Carlo Ancelotti’s side take on Wolves at Goodison Park.

Newcastle, meanwhile, have the chance to hoover up three more points at St James’ Park when they go up against long-since relegated Sheffield United.

English Premier League predictions for 18-19 May

Prediction methodology explainedThe expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.

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