My Terrible 2022-2023 Premier League Predictions Halfway Into the Season

Luise-Emerson Terrel, Staff Writer

We’re halfway through the 2022-2023 Premier League season and I’m going to make some predictions for the rest of the season.

First off, let’s talk about who is winning the league.  I think the current leader, Arsenal, will win as it is  becoming more evident with each match that the Gunners have the consistency it takes. Also, they’ve beaten most of the other big clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool. I predict them to lose at least one more match this season, probably against City, but I believe they will have more points at the end.

Next for the other top four finishing clubs that will qualify for the Champions League will be the current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place teams.  The runners-up, of course, will be defending champions Manchester City who of course have some of the best players in the world like Erling Haaland who already has 25 goals.  Although they might lose a game or two the rest of the way due to the fact that they sometimes make mistakes such as in their loss to Manchester United, which is why I think they will finish 2nd. Third will be Newcastle and fourth will be United. Newcastle has obviously developed into a good team with new ownership and can defend. Man United has the players but are inconsistent, which causes them to drop points like a 4-0 loss to Brentford. 

Qualifying for the Europa League will be fifth-placed Tottenham for the same reasons as Man United and qualifying for the Europa Conference League qualifiers will be sixth-placed Chelsea as even though they sit in tenth right now I think their amazing transfer window in January will pay off and midtable is very close right now.

The rest of the top ten from seventh to tenth respectively will be Brighton, Brentford, Liverpool who kind of suck right now, which I think will continue), and Fulham. 

Now for eleventh to seventeenth, (most of which I placed randomly) it will be Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Leeds, West Ham, Leicester, Nottingham Forest – who seem to be picking up the pace –  and Bournemouth, who are not very good but they had a good run in October so I think they have more in them and will barely escape relegation.

As for the clubs that will be relegated, eighteenth will be Wolverhampton, nineteenth Southampton, and dead last will be Everton as it looks like their 69 consecutive years in top-flight football will end as they have done absolutely nothing in the January Transfer window and their owners have absolutely no idea what they are doing. 

Of course, time will tell if my predictions are correct, but you know how football goes. Feel free to comment on them and let me know.