2021/22 Premier League predictions: Manchester United, West Ham & Arsenal continue battle for top four

We are set for another thrilling set of Premier League fixtures this weekend.

Newcastle United are hoping for a fourth successive win at lunchtime, while we end Saturday with a huge tie between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

On Sunday Leeds United will host Manchester United as they look to claim their first victory over their fierce rivals since January 2010.

Here are this weekend’s predictions...

West Ham v Newcastle United

Newcastle United are enjoying some brilliant form after such a poor start to the season and have picked up wins against Leeds, Everton and Aston Villa in recent fixtures.

Meanwhile, West Ham are continuing their hunt for European football and will be looking to return to winning ways after picking up only one victory in their last four league matches.

This clash is likely to be a narrow one, however the Magpies certainly have the confidence and form to take all three points in London.

Prediction: West Ham 1-2 Newcastle

Arsenal v Brentford

Arsenal go into this home clash off the back of a 1-0 win over Wolves and have also only conceded three goals in their last five matches.

Meanwhile, Brentford have suffered seven successive defeats in all competitions.

Despite the Bees shock win over Arsenal on the first day of the season, it is hard to see them pulling it off for a second time.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Brentford

Aston Villa v Watford

Aston Villa’s season dramatically improved following Steven Gerrard’s arrival, however they only have one win in their last seven matches this year - meanwhile Watford are yet to see an upturn in results since Roy Hodgson’s appointment.

It would be a huge surprise if the Hornets are able to claim the points at Villa Park this weekend.

Prediction: Aston Villa 3-1 Watford

Brighton & Hove Albion v Burnley

Brighton have struggled to turn draws into wins this season, however they will be confident of taking the three points tomorrow.

Burnley are glued to the bottom of the table and are without a win since October.

They will be hopeful of breaking their duck on the south coast after an impressive performance against Liverpool last week, though the Seagulls certainly won’t roll over.

Prediction: Brighton 2-1 Burnley

Crystal Palace v Chelsea

Crystal Palace are going through another rough patch of form at the moment, while Chelsea have suffered defeat only once in their last 17 matches in all competitions and come in off the back of their Club World Cup glory.

The Eagles have failed to beat tomorrow’s opponents in their last eight meetings and will be faced with an even tougher task without Conor Gallagher.

Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea

Liverpool v Norwich

Liverpool head into tomorrow’s clash off the back of a superb win over Inter Milan in the Champions League and will be very confident of more success against Norwich.

The Canaries suffered a 4-0 defeat to Man City last weekend and it would be surprising if tomorrow’s scoreline at Anfield isn’t similar.

Prediction: Liverpool 3-0 Norwich

Southampton v Everton

Southampton have showed that they are a force to be reckoned with in recent weeks after taking five points from Manchester United, City and Tottenham in their last three matches.

Meanwhile, Everton claimed their first win under Frank Lampard against Leeds United and will be full of confidence ahead of their trip down south.

Prediction: Southampton 1-3 Everton

Man City v Tottenham Hotspur

Just like the rest of the campaign, Man City are in spectacular form and will expect another three points at the Etihad Stadium - despite suffering defeat to Spurs on the first day of the season.

Antonio Conte’s side have lost their previous three league matches and will need a huge improvement if they are to cause upset in Manchester.

Prediction: Man City 2-1 Tottenham

Leeds United v Manchester United

After a huge defeat to Aston Villa last time out, Leeds United are in desperate need of a brilliant performance - especially against their rivals.

Similarly, Manchester United have looked poor in recent weeks and will be hoping they can keep up their impressive record against the Whites.

Both teams are very hard to predict this season, but the Red Devils are certainly capable of a slip up at Elland Road.

Prediction: Leeds United 2-2 Manchester United

Wolves v Leicester City

Wolves have struggled for goals this season but have had a superb defensive record, conceding only 17 goals all season - while Leicester have shipped in over 40 goals.

The Foxes have been relying on their attack this season, however they may struggle to succeed in breaking down such a brilliant back three.

Prediction: Wolves 2-1 Leicester