A look at some carefully crafted Premier League predictions for the end of the current season.

It has been a tough season in the Premier League for many teams and changes are almost certainly afoot.

And we’re going to have a go at nailing some Premier League predictions for the forthcoming end of season period.

That may well be an unexpected transfer, a change of managers or maybe even something even more ground-breaking. 

With so many teams looking to make changes, nailing these ten Premier League predictions is going to be tough. And there’s one good reason for that.

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For others, it may be about selling players in order to try and not fall foul of the new Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

Either way, it promises to be a very busy and hugely interesting end of season period, not least with the European Championships (Euro 2024) taking place right at the very start of it!

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Let’s now take a closer look at some of the main predictions for what could happen in what promises to be an intriguing end of season period in the Premier League. 

Premier League Prediction 1 – Erik Ten Hag will be sacked by Manchester United.

A couple of weeks ago, I felt Erik Ten Had would just about hang on to his job. However, Man Utd’s sole Premier League win since the 10th March was a 4-2 win over Sheffield United. The 4-0 defeat at Crystal Palace was the nail in the coffin in my view. If Jim Ratcliffe was undecided about who he needs to run the club next season, that performance and result will likely have cemented his view. 

Ten Hag will likely be sacked but I don’t think he will be the only member of staff heading out of the door at Old Trafford this summer in what could be a major overhaul of the management team and squad this summer.

Premier League Prediction 2 – Mauricio Pochettino will be sacked by Chelsea.

Chelsea’s good run of form of late apart, it has been a miserable season for the Blues. Especially in the Premier League where after significant investment, they are scrambling to try and pip Manchester United and West Ham to a Europa Conference League place next season. Never mind challenging the top four for a Champions League spot. 

Todd Boehly didn’t show a great deal of patience with Thomas Tuchel last season. I think the odds are slim he will have more patience for Pochettino at the end of this disappointing campaign. 

Premier League Prediction 3 – Mo Salah will leave Liverpool.

Saudi Arabia may be calling soon for Egyptian superstar Mo Salah. The kingdom’s football powers have made it clear that they view Salah as their main target this summer. Liverpool have made moves to offer Salah a new contract according to rumours. But this may be posturing to try and secure a very good deal for the 32-year-old winger. 

Reds fans are looking at a period of rebuilding and with Fenway Sports Group not loosening the purse strings a great deal the owners could sell Salah for a fee of around £150m. This is believed to be a viable offer and would provide the new manager with significant funds to change the team into his own image.

**bet365 Tip** – Mo Salah is currently 4/9 to remain with Liverpool by the 5th September 2024. But you can get odds on him to join any Saudi Arabian team at 15/8, Paris St. Germain at 20/1 and any MLS team at 25/1 with bet365.

Premier League Prediction 4 – Leicester City will start the new season with a points deduction.

Ok, I’ll admit, this is a bit of a cheat prediction. We already know that the Foxes are in trouble with the Premier League due to breaking some FFP rules when they were last in the division. Given what has happened with Forest and Everton this season, and the fact the Premier League has stated that any penalty will apply to Leicester from next season, this looks a very likely occurrence. The question is, how harsh will the penalty be on the Foxes?

Premier League Prediction 5 – Chelsea will appoint Ruben Amorim as their new head coach. 

A few weeks ago, Ruben Amorim was being installed in the press as the man to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. Amorim denied this. He was right, the press was wrong. Arne Slot will be the man to take over from Klopp at Anfield at the end of this season.

Amorim however remains very much in demand. With Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure at Chelsea looking shaky at best, I think it is a very solid prediction that Amorim is high on Chelsea’s wish-list to replace him.

Plus the current Sporting Lisbon boss was spotted in London of late and where there is smoke…

Premier League Prediction 6 – Manchester City will have to fend off lots of enquiries for striker Erling Haaland.

With the FFP outcome still unknown, Erling Haaland’s future at Manchester City will remain in question. The big Norwegian has had a quiet season by his own standards, yet still has 25 Premier League goals at the time of writing. 

Even so, while the FFP breaches loom large over City, and the threat of relegation or exclusion from the likes of the Champions League remains, you can bet there will be plenty of clubs very interested in making an offer for the striker. Especially if they get wind of an impending big punishment heading City’s way during the end of season period.

Premier League Prediction 7 – Arsenal and Chelsea will go head to head to try and sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. 

Outside of Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane, Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski, there is a real dearth of archetypical powerful, pacy, goal scoring strikers. So they are at a premium price at the moment. Napoli’s Victor Osimhen is one and he seems set to be involved in a tug-of-war between PSG and Chelsea, according to reports. 

However, my gut feeling is that it may be the Gunners who go head to head with Chelsea for the Nigerian striker this summer. Especially if the Gunners don’t quite do enough to land the league title this year.

**bet365 Tip** – Osimhen is currently 6/4 to join Paris St. Germain, 7/4 to join Chelsea and 8/1 to join Arsenal by the 5th September 2024. 

Premier League Prediction 8 – Kevin de Bruyne will leave Manchester City.

Rumours are rife that Saudi Arabian clubs are getting ready for another busy summer. Mo Salah may be top of their wishlist at present, but Kevin de Bruyne will be a very close second. Now 32, the brilliant Belgian midfielder has been incredibly good for Manchester City and he is paid handsomely by the club. 

However, what he could be offered in cash terms in the Saudi League would dwarf even his City pay-packet. Additionally, City would be able to cash in handsomely on a player who will be 33 next season and who has been injured for a significant part of this past campaign. Giving them funds and leeway with FFP to bring in a replacement.

Premier League Prediction 9 – Gareth Southgate will be appointed Manchester United manager. 

As much as I hope England does well in the summer in Germany, my gut feeling is that we are going to struggle in this tournament. Especially against the stronger teams. That despite having one of the most ridiculously talented squads of all the teams competing. Including three of the top five players in the Ballon d’Or betting (Kane, Foden & Bellingham). The reason we will struggle being Gareth Southgate’s overly cautious and defensive tactics in key games. 

So I can see Southgate drawing a line under his reign if we don’t see a big improvement on performances from the last World Cup. And if he does go, my money is on Manchester United stepping up to take Southgate to replace Erik Ten Hag at the helm. He will become the figurehead of Jim Ratcliffe’s new Manchester United era.

**bet365 Tip** – Gareth Southgate is currently 5/1 second favourite to be the next Manchester United manager, only behind Thomas Tuchel in the betting.

Premier League Prediction 10 – Manchester City will be relegated once their 115 FFP breaches are penalised

Ok, ok! It’s a long-shot, but there have been rumours that the Premier League is close to finalising a punishment befitting City for their alleged breaches of FFP over the years.

Rumours have ranged from being demoted down to League Two and having all their honours stripped over the years in question. Right down to a paltry fine, or even the FA scrapping all charges against City and halting the investigation. 

Nobody is really any the wiser as to the punishment, if any, under consideration by the Premier League. However with both Everton (twice) and Nottingham Forest hit with points penalties this season for far lesser infractions, it is a worrying time for City. 

Could the Treble Winners of just 12-months ago start next season in the Championship, or even lower down the leagues? 

It seems unlikely, but it could happen and this summer is as likely a time as any.