A Tight Race: Predicting the Battle For European Football Next Season

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With the Premier League season about to restart, the final European positions are yet to be clinched.

It is very close between Man United, Wolves, Sheffield United, Tottenham, and potentially Arsenal. The Premier League season is soon coming to a close after a long, forced break. The race for the final Champions Leauge and two Europa League spots are still very close.

Only a few points separate each team in the running. Because of this, each team still in contention must play each match with intention and caution. Teams have either nine or ten matches remaining and a lot can be decided in the midst of these outstanding events. There are so many good teams, it shows how the competitiveness in the Premier League is improving.

5th-Placed Manchester United (45 pts, +14 GD)

Fixtures: TOT (A), SHU (H), BRH (A), BOU (H), AVA (A), SOU (H), CRY (A), WHU (H), LEI (A)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side has really picked it up ever since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes. Manchester United are in great form and is expecting the return of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford. They are currently just outside of the last Champions League slot and need only three points to overtake Chelsea for it.

Manchester United has a fairly easy schedule and they should look to capitalize. Potentially, their most important match is against Sheffield United. The Blades’ goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, will not be eligible for the match due to loan rules in England. Solskjaer’s squad look to return strong and will have a fully healthy squad.

The pressure is on Manchester United as one loss can change their fate or a string of good performance will have Chelsea looking over their shoulder watching out for them.

Predictions: D – W – D – W – W – L – W – L, 59 pts