Premier League Top Four Race: Form, Fixtures, Odds & Predictions
We have the latest Premier League standings, final fixtures, odds and our predictions as we reach the climax of the 22/23 season.
The Premier League’s top-four race is heating up as we approach the home stretch of the 2022-23 season with the race for the top four set to go down to the wire. There are as many as six teams battling for the final two spots in next season’s UEFA Champions League.
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Premier League Top Four Race – Remaining Fixtures
Chelsea (H), Tottenham (A), Aston Villa (H), Brighton (A), West Ham (A), Wolves (H), Bournemouth (A), Fulham (H).
Tottenham (H), Everton (A), Southampton (H), Arsenal (H), Leeds (A), Leicester (H), Chelsea (A), Brighton (H – to be rescheduled).
Newcastle (A), Manchester United (H), Liverpool (A), Crystal Palace (H), Aston Villa (A), Brentford (H), Leeds (A)
Brentford (A), Fulham (H), Manchester United (A), Wolves (A), Tottenham (H), Liverpool (A), Brighton (H)
Manchester City (H), Nottingham Forest (A), Wolves (H), Everton (H), Arsenal (A), Southampton (H), Aston Villa (A), Newcastle (A – to be rescheduled).
Nottingham Forest (H), West Ham (A), Tottenham (H), Brentford (H), Leicester (A), Aston Villa (H), Southampton (A).
Premier League Top Four Odds
Manchester United – 1/7
Last season was United’s fifth trophyless season in a row, their longest since a run of six between 1968–69 and 1973–74 and their 6th place finish meant that they would be without Champions League Football for the 22/23 season.
Erik ten Hag’s remit in his first season was to return Champions League to the club and maybe win a trophy in between. To his credit, despite losing his first two league games 2-1 to Brighton and 4-0 to Brentford, World Cup breaks and Ronaldo madness it seems that’s exactly what he will achieve.
After a spell of three games without a win between March and April being beaten by Liverpool 7-0, drawing 0-0 with Southampton and losing to Newcastle 2-0 it seemed like a top four finish could be a struggle.
However, after their three wins in a row versus Brentford, Everton and Nottingham Forest they’re currently third in the table six-points clear of fifth place Tottenham with eight games to play it seems a certainty they make Top-4.
With an EFL Cup victory in the bag and still a chance of Europa League and FA Cup success this has been a solid first season for ten Hag’s men.
Newcastle – 1/3
Following their takeover in October 2021, it was only a matter of time before Newcastle announced themselves among those at the top table.
But it has been done relatively shrewdly, Eddie Howe was announced as manager the following November the team was 19th in the table, however with the help of additions Trippier, Wood, Guimarães and Burn he guided the side to eleventh in the 21/22 season.
People weren’t quite sure if they’d be contenders for Europe so quickly but after additions like Targett, Pope, Botman and Isak up-front Eddie Howe has built a solid side that currently has the best defence in the league which has been the cornerstone of their success.
Currently, on 56-points in fourth place, three points clear of Tottenham with a game in hand they’ll fancy themselves to reaching the Champions League for the first time since the 02/03 season despite their recent 3-0 defeat from Aston Villa.
Brighton – 4/1
Brighton has been a Premier League side since their fifteenth finish in the 17/18 season and has since come seventeenth in 18/19, fifteenth in 19/20, sixteenth in 20/21 and ninth in 21/22 you’d have been forgiven to think the club would be closer to the relegation slots rather than Champions League contention especially when Graham Potter left the club for Chelsea (that went well) six games into the season.
To the surprise of many, Roberto De Zerbi has picked off exactly where Potter left off despite only spending roughly £50 million in the summer and less than £10 million in January they find themselves in Champions League contention and an FA Cup Final showing they’re arguably the best-run club in the league.
Brighton are currently seventh on 49-points and has nine games to play if they win their game in hand over Newcastle they will only be 4-points off fourth place with eight games to play. It’ll be difficult for them to get past Newcastle but even saying they’re in the conversation is a remarkable achievement for the club.
It is also great news for the Irish contingent coming through for them led by potential superstar Evan Ferguson.
Liverpool – 5/1
Many expected Liverpool to be amongst the title contenders at the beginning of the season but between World Cup breaks and inconsistent form, it just hasn’t happened for them this year.
They currently sit eighth on 47-points with eight games to play. Klopp’s side are nine points off Newcastle in fourth.
It seems unlikely that they can overturn that deficit but you can never say never with this Liverpool team and their 6-1 away win over Leeds shows there is life in the club yet.
If they can win all their remaining games they may go close.
Tottenham’s Top Four Chances
Tottenham 6/1 are currently fifth on 53-points three points behind Newcastle with an extra game played. With one win in their last four league games and with the likes of Newcastle, Liverpool and Man United to play it’s unlikely they get competitive.
Aston Villa’s Top Four Chances
Aston Villa 20/1 got themselves into the conversation after their 3-0 win over Newcastle winning their fifth league game in a row. Currently sixth on 50-points with seven games to play, they have an outside chance.
In a recent post we previewed the Premier League’s relegation battle in what is the tightest bottom of the table we’ve seen in years.
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