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Paul Merson’s predictions: Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur, Man Utd v Newcastle United and more…

Paul Merson’s predictions: Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur, Man Utd v Newcastle United and more…

Who will come out on top in the Premier League this weekend? Paul Merson is back with his predictions.

The Magic Man had a decent week last time out, getting six results correct and a perfect score before the international break.

Last weekend’s results Correct Score Merse predicted Man City 3-1 Arsenal 3-2 Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd 1-0 Stoke 2-2 Leicester 1-1 Huddersfield 1-0 West Brom 2-0 Newcastle 0-1 Bournemouth 2-1 Southampton 0-1 Burnley 1-0 Swansea 0-1 Brighton 2-0 West Ham 1-4 Liverpool 1-3 Tottenham 1-0 Palace 3-0 Everton 3-2 Watford 2-2

Merse is hoping for an even better this weekend and with some excellent games – including Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur, Watford v West Ham United on Super Sunday and Brighton & Hove Albion v Stoke City on Monday Night Football – it is one to look forward to.

Who is the former Arsenal and England playmaker tipping to win? Read on to find out…

Arsenal v Tottenham – live on Sky Sports Premier League, Saturday from 11.30am

Arsenal vs Tottenham

November 18, 2017, 11:30am

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I am going to go for the draw, but that’s only in the hope! If both teams turn up, you just see Tottenham winning. I think home advantage in a tight game, I like to go 1-1.

For Arsenal fans, if they come away with a 1-1 draw and can stop Tottenham winning the league, I think that is how it has now got at the moment as Arsenal are not going to win the league! As long as the Tottenham players have had a good rest, they did not go away on international duty, which is a big advantage, so I think Arsenal will settle for a draw.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds 11/2)

Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal Watford v West Ham – Super Sunday, Sky Sports Premier League, 3.30pm

Watford vs West Ham

November 19, 2017, 3:30pm

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David Moyes is in a catch 22 because the fans are going to be on his back from day one. I do not think he was a great appointment for the West Ham fans and to the end of the season does not give you much leeway, and where is the club going?

He will have to go out and have a go at Watford, if they sit back and draw 0-0, the fans will not be happy at all. And I think it will be a hard game as Watford are one of those teams that are alright if they are not expected to win, but when they are expected to win I think they crumble under the pressure. And again, I am going for a draw.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds 5/1)

Everton 3-2 Watford Brighton v Stoke – Monday Night Football, Sky Sports Premier League, 7pm

Brighton vs Stoke

November 20, 2017, 7:00pm

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I think Brighton win this game, they are doing alright and I like Chris Hughton. I like Brighton, they are a good club and I do not know why Hughton never gets mentioned for any of these jobs?

Look at the Everton job, a big job – why would you not look at Hughton? I cannot think of anything he has done wrong in his managerial career. When he left Newcastle, he was bang unlucky and now he is doing a good job at Brighton and he always gets his teams punching above their weight.

PAUL PREDICTS: 2-1 (Sky Bet odds 17/2)

Swansea 0-1 Brighton Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town – Saturday, 3pm

I am going to go Bournemouth here, I thought they played really well at Newcastle. I was really impressed with them and thought they made some good chances, they just picked the wrong pass at the wrong time or the passing just was not good enough at the death.

I think (Jermain) Defoe will play in this game, he looked lively when he came on and for me, he has to play in this game. Huddersfield just do not look like scoring many goals, so I am going to go for Bournemouth.

PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0 (Sky Bet odds 13/2)

Huddersfield 1-0 West Brom Burnley v Swansea City – Saturday, 3pm

I think it will be a tight game, we have seen Swansea go to Tottenham and draw 0-0, they made it difficult for Arsenal at times at the Emirates.

And when they do not have to chase a game, they can be hard to beat. So I am going to just go for Burnley, who I think will just about be able to break them down.

Southampton 0-1 Burnley

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-0 (Sky Bet odds 9/2)

Crystal Palace v Everton – Saturday, 3pm

Big game. I think Everton have just got to make sure they do not lose, it is as simple as that. I think if they can come away and not lose, they will be alright.

But I think Palace have to win this football match as it will be another game gone where they have not won. They played well at Tottenham, but that is no good as they need points.

There is no point us all sitting here saying how well they played and they got no points. I think they would rather play shockingly on Saturday and win. But it is another of those games where I am finding it hard to pick a winner, so I will go for a draw as I do not think there will be a lot in it.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds 9/2)

Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace Leicester City v Manchester City – Saturday, 3pm

I do not think it will be the same it was last year [Leicester won 4-2] as I think Pep has learned his lessons from last year, playing on the halfway line against Leicester and leaving themselves wide open.

It is always hard these international weeks, you come back and everybody has been away, but I will for a Man City win but this will be a hard game for City.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-3 (Sky Bet odds 9/1)

Stoke 2-2 Leicester Liverpool v Southampton – Saturday, 3pm

Southampton will just sit back and defend. Southampton beat them over two legs last year [in the League Cup semi-finals[ and done well in the second leg at Anfield when [Shane] Long scored.

But I am going to go for Liverpool, Southampton will sit back – if Liverpool score early, it could be more, but I think they find it very difficult to break teams down.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-0 (Sky Bet odds 13/2)

West Ham 1-4 Liverpool West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea – Saturday, 3pm

There is a lot of pressure on West Brom, but Chelsea need to win as well. I am going to go for Chelsea, although I think it will be a hard game. I know they [West Brom] have not won in a while, everybody away on international duty coming back… I saw Chelsea win the league there last year and it was a tricky game and I make it another difficult game this week.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-2 (Sky Bet odds 15/2)

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester Utd Manchester United v Newcastle United – Saturday, 5.30pm

It is a must-win game for United as if I get my earlier results right, Man City will be clear and then they will need to win. Man Utd have good fixtures coming up, but it will be a difficult game.

United are not far away, if I am being honest…. I know they went to Liverpool and Chelsea and did not score. I think the plan was to beat the lesser teams and do not get beat by the big teams, but getting beat by Huddersfield has put them behind the eight ball and so they have to win.

PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0 (Sky Bet odds 4/1)

Newcastle 0-1 Bournemouth

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