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Premier League week 26 predictions including Chelsea vs. Manchester United

Sports Mole provides score predictions for this weekend's Premier League action, including bottom against top as Norwich host Liverpool.



Wolves vs. Leicester (Friday, 8pm)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers pictured in December 2019© Reuters

Leicester City make the short trip to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers looking for the victory which would take the club into second place in the Premier League table.

Meanwhile, Wolves play host to the Foxes with the opportunity to move into sixth position, despite a run of just one top-flight win in half-a-dozen matches.

We say: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Leicester City

With both clubs having enjoyed a much-deserved rest, we are expecting a hard-fought encounter at Molineux. While Leicester are the marginal favourites, Wolves have the quality to earn a share of the spoils.

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Southampton vs. Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Southampton's Danny Ings celebrates scoring their first goal against Portsmouth on September 24, 2019© Reuters

Southampton will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome Burnley to St Mary's on Saturday afternoon.

The Saints are currently 13th in the Premier League table, level on points with 11th-placed Burnley ahead of this weekend's contest on the south coast.

We say: Southampton 1-1 Burnley

Southampton will be confident heading into the contest, but the Saints have only won one of their last four Premier League matches on home soil. Burnley, meanwhile, are three games unbeaten in the league - winning twice in the process - and we fancy Dyche's team to secure a share of the spoils.

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Norwich vs. Liverpool (Saturday, 5.30pm)

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino celebrates an own goal from Norwich City defender Grant Hanley in the Premier League on August 9, 2019© Reuters

Bottom faces top in the Premier League on Saturday when Norwich City host Liverpool at Carrow Road as both sides return to top-flight action following the mid-season break.

An enormous chasm of 55 points separates the two sides in the standings, with Liverpool looking certain to end their 30-year wait for a title while Norwich would need a great escape to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.

We say: Norwich 0-3 Liverpool

Despite their poor league position and goal difference, Norwich have only been beaten by more than a two-goal margin on three occasions this season, so they are not a team who regularly ship large numbers.

One of those games was against Liverpool, though, and it is hard to see past another comfortable win for Klopp's side considering they should now be well rested after the mid-season break. The Reds are now in the home straight en route to a first league title since 1990, and this seems like an ideal match for them to pick up exactly where they left off.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match

> How Liverpool could line up against Norwich

> Click here for Liverpool's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match



Aston Villa vs. Tottenham (Sunday, 2pm)

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho reacts on February 2, 2020© Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur will be looking for their third straight Premier League victory when they travel to a struggling Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.

Spurs have picked up seven points from their last three matches to move to within four points of fourth-placed Chelsea in the table, while Villa currently occupy 17th position in the division.

We say: Aston Villa 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham will fancy their chances of putting another win on the board, but the London outfit have struggled on their travels this season. Villa have won five of their seven league matches this season on home soil, meanwhile, and we are expecting a low-scoring draw on Sunday afternoon.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match

> Click here for Tottenham's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match



Arsenal vs. Newcastle (Sunday, 4.30pm)

Miguel Almiron and Matteo Guendouzi compete for the ball as Newcastle United play Arsenal on August 11, 2019.© Reuters

Arsenal play host to Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon with the two clubs locked on the same points in the Premier League table.

Despite sitting in 10th and 12th position respectively, the Gunners and the Magpies have put together lengthy unbeaten runs in 2020.

We say: Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle United

While Newcastle could keep this match tight during the opening hour, we feel that Arsenal's class will eventually come through in the latter stages to record a win which will get them back in the hunt for the European places.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match

> How Arsenal could line up against Newcastle

> Click here for Arsenal's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match



Chelsea vs. Manchester United (Monday, 8pm)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Chelsea manager Frank Lampard pictured in August 2019

One of the most eagerly anticipated fixtures on the Premier League calendar will take place at Stamford Bridge on Monday night as Manchester United make the trip to Chelsea.

United are currently ninth in the Premier League table, six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who will be looking to beat the Red Devils for the first time since May 2018.

We say: Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United

This should be a cracking game in the English capital. Both teams will feel that they can hurt the opposition in the final third, and it is set to be a fascinating 90 minutes of action. Chelsea's home form this season has not exactly been terrific, but United have had big problems with consistency. We are finding it very difficult to separate the two sides and have therefore backed a low-scoring draw.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match

> How Chelsea could line up against Manchester United

> How Manchester United could line up against Chelsea

> Click here for Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

> Click here for Man Utd's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Combined XI: Chelsea vs. Man Utd

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool29271166214582
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
4Chelsea29146951391248
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
9Arsenal2891364036440
10Burnley29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton29107123746-937
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
14Southampton29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
17Watford2969142744-1727
18Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721

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