Premier League table: Mark Lawrenson predicts the top six

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BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson has insisted that Leicester City will get over the line and secure the Premier League title this season, while he has suggested that Manchester United will overtake rivals Manchester City and claim a place in the top four. 

Leicester, of course, currently sit at the summit of England's elite division after a remarkable campaign under Claudio Ranieri's guidance. 

North London duo Tottenham and Arsenal are still in contention to win the league, but Lawrenson has predicted that they will finish second and third respectively. 


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With Louis van Gaal's side predicted to secure a place in next season's Champions League competition, Lawrenson believes Manchester City will end in fifth place, while West Ham United will have to settle for sixth. 

United overcame rivals Manchester City by one goal to nil in their last outing and will most definitely believe that they can overhaul them in the division. 

Lawrenson predicts 

1. Leicester City
2. Tottenham
3. Arsenal
4. Manchester United
5. Manchester City
6. West Ham United 

Lawrenson has his say 

The former Liverpool defender has insisted that Leicester are the best team in the division and doesn't expect their situation to change between now and the end of the season. 

He has also suggested that Manchester City look 'as flat as a panckake', claiming that Manuel Pellegrini should probably just leave the club now. 

Lawrenson stated, as per the BBC: "I said before the international break that Leicester are on course to win the title and I don't see anything in their remaining games to change that.

"Yes they have to go to Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge in May, but forget the clubs they will play and look at their teams and their league position.

"Manchester United are ordinary and Chelsea are poor, while Leicester are the best team in the league and have been all season.

"As far as the top four goes, I just don't think Manchester City are going to get in the Champions League places - the whole club looks as flat as a pancake.

"I think City should just say to Manuel Pellegrini now, in the nicest way, 'thank-you very much and goodbye', and put someone else in charge until the end of the season.

"It is a bit like 'Waiting for Godot' now. We are all just waiting for Pep Guardiola's arrival in the summer and I would just say to Pellegrini 'don't waste any more time here with these players, because some of them have given up on you'.

"It has turned into a horrible situation and by keeping him hanging on it is just prolonging the agony for everyone. I know they are still in the Champions League, but the whole thing has just become a bit embarrassing."

Testing weekend 

This weekend looks set to be another testing one for the big boys in the Premier League. Leicester City will be desperate to continue their winning run as they take on Southampton, while Tottenham are set for a tricky away test against Liverpool. 

Arsenal play host to Watford, Manchester City travel to Bournemouth and Manchester United are set for a difficult fixture against Roberto Martinez's unpredictable Everton side. 

Predict your top six in the comments section below! 

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