Premier League title race: Predicting the run-in and eventual 2023/24 champions

The point in the season where champions are crowned and losers are consoled is upon us, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City all fighting for Premier League title glory.

The three English giants have participated in one of the best title races in recent memory and each believe they have what it takes to claim the silverware come the end of the campaign in May.

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The Premier League can be at its most unpredictable during the months of April and May with so much at stake, but that won’t stop us at 90min predicting the last matches of the 2023/24 season and who the potential champions might be.

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Arsenal are in the driving seat in the Premier League title race and know eight wins from eight matches will cement their place at the top of the table. That said, there are more than a few tricky fixtures for Mikel Arteta’s side to navigate.

While they will be favourites for each of their upcoming battles with Aston Villa, Wolves and Chelsea, all three sides provide unique threats that could hinder the Gunners’ title hopes.

There are also the small matters of trips to Manchester United and Tottenham and victories against those two top-six rivals could ultimately prove the difference between success and failure for the north Londoners.

Liverpool have got through the season with functional football often far from their scintillating best and their wastefulness in front of goal has at times proven to be their Achilles heel.

They should be able to navigate imminent clashes with Crystal Palace, Fulham and Merseyside rivals Everton before a tougher three-game gauntlet of West Ham, Tottenham and Aston Villa. They’ll need to emerge with enough points there to stay in the hunt ahead of the final-day hosting of Wolves.

However, it’s that tricky Villa Park game which could see Jurgen Klopp’s side come unstuck, with the Villans’ home form key to their Champions League qualification bid throughout 2023/24.

It’s always daft to discount Man City from the title discussion regardless of their start to each campaign. Pep Guardiola’s side have proved they can go on winning streaks to claim silverware in the past and they’ll likely string together a lengthy run of wins against the likes of Luton Town, Brighton, Nottingham Forest and Wolves.

They play twice in Gameweek 37, including visiting Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in their penultimate league match of the season.

The Cityzens may well win all of their remaining games, but that wouldn’t be enough to claim the title if Arsenal matched them.

Gameweek

Arsenal

Liverpool

Man City

33

Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa

Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace

Man City 4-0 Luton Town

34

Wolves 0-3 Arsenal, Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea

Fulham 1-2 Liverpool, Everton 0-1 Liverpool

Brighton 0-2 Man City

35

Tottenham 1-2 Arsenal

West Ham 1-3 Liverpool

Nottingham Forest 1-3 Man City

36

Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth

Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham

Man City 3-0 Wolves

37

Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal

Aston Villa 1-1 Liverpool

Fulham 0-2 Man City, Tottenham 1-3 Man City

38

Everton 2-0 Arsenal

Liverpool 2-0 Wolves

Man City 3-0 West Ham

So where do all of those predicted results leave us in terms of the final 2023/24 Premier League table? If all three teams do indeed handle the pressure and win most of their remaining games, each could end the campaign with 90 points or more.

However, if the above match results come to fruition, it will be Arsenal who are perched at the top of the standings with a first Premier League title since 2003/04.

The Gunners have shown an increased defensive resolve to complement their razor-sharp attack – which had attracted criticism earlier in the season – and haven’t lost a league game since December.

Each side remains in Europe – Arsenal and Man City in the Champions League and Liverpool in the Europa League – and there’s no doubt each side’s chances of glory in the Premier League could be affected by potential injuries and fatigue suffered on the continent.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City all should pick up regular wins in the run-in, but part of the Premier League’s appeal is its unpredictability, so continue to expect the unexpected.

Pos

Team

Played

GD

Pts

1.

Arsenal

38

+64

92

2.

Man City

38

+58

91

3.

Liverpool

38

+51

90

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