Football Tips: Lawro delivers his verdict on all the big Premier League calls

Our resident soccer soothsayer, Mark Lawrenson, lets you know how the 2023/34 season's going to end nice and early.

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Outright Premier League predictions

1st – Manchester City
2nd – Arsenal
3rd – Manchester United
4th – Liverpool
5th – Newcastle
6th – Chelsea
Relegated – Burnley, Sheffied United, Luton

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

I think it’s Manchester City’s title to win. Yes they’ve lost a few players but they’ve also brought some in as well and I think they might still have a couple more to come in before the end of the window. It’s a massive yard stick to get past them.

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Man City Outright Winner 2023/24

I expect Arsenal to be 2nd again. They’ve signed Declan Rice but they’ve brought in other good players as well. I’d definitely say they’ll finish second. They’ve now got strength in depth and basically they’ve just improved the quality of the team that came very close last time.

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Arsenal Betting Without Man City 2023/24

In terms of the rest of the top four I’ll go for Manchester United to be 3rd. It’s a toss up between them and Liverpool but I just think at the moment, with Liverpool, that if they get a couple of injuries in midfield then they look well short. They’ve got so many strikers and no midfield players.

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Man Utd Top 4 Finish 2023/24

I’ll go United for 3rd because Erik ten Hag’s really improved them and they’re finally getting rid of some of their deadwood and bringing players that he knows and who want to play for him so I’ll got for United 3rd and Liverpool 4th.

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Liverpool Top 4 Finish 2023/24

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I’ll go with Newcastle to finish 5th on the basis that, if you look at what they’re doing they’re doubling up on every position. Even if they have a few injuries it shouldn’t really take anything away from the team.

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Newcastle Top 6 Finish 2023/24

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Newcastle To Finish Outside the Top 4 2023/24

I fancy Chelsea to be 6th. That might just be because Tottenham look like they’re losing Harry Kane and I don’t see them having the fire power without him.

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Chelsea Top 6 Finish 2023/24

At the bottom I think the three promoted teams will be going straight down. Burnley would have the best chance of staying up but I’m not really convinced. They all have to improve dramatically to not be in the bottom three.

Luton have done fab to get there, Sheffield United I’m a bit worried about them. I look at Burnley and I think they’ll finish 18th. I just don’t see them surviving and, as good as a job as Vincent Kompany did in the Championship, the Premier League is completely different.

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Luton Relegation 2023/24

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Sheff Utd Relegation 2023/24

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Burnley Relegation 2023/24

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