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"I think City will win this as I just do not see how Chelsea defensively can keep them quiet on their ground". Best predictions on EPL from Sky Sports's expert

Paul Merson is back with his latest round of Premier League predictions.

As the title race, fight for the top four and battle to avoid the drop all hot up, the Magic Man gives us his tips for the weekend's games.


Fulham vs Man United

I can't see anything other than a United win, they will have too much for Fulham. I think Fulham will score, but it is at the back that they look all over the place. There will be goals in the game, but it will be another three points for United.

Paul's prediction: 1:3

Liverpool vs Bournemouth

Bournemouth are poor away from home and I see Liverpool winning this game, but it is also a dangerous game for them the way the visitors play. They are a little bit like Crystal Palace, they will hit you on the break and are quick, and Liverpool struggle with that. And with all the nerves that are going on now, the first 20 minutes will be very, very important. So, a big game…

Paul's prediction: 2:0

Huddersfield Town vs Arsenal

I'm going to go for Arsenal, but I would not be shocked if they did not win because defensively, Arsenal are just not good enough. And sooner or later, something has got to happen at Huddersfield, they have to have an all out go now, it is pointless coming away from this game with a draw. Before the game, a draw would be a good result…. But actually, it would not be. They now need to win football matches, so they may as well go out and have a go. You may as well go out and if they get beat five…

Paul's prediction: 0:2

Crystal Palace vs West Ham United

You never know what you are going to get from West Ham, this is not a massive game. You watched them against Liverpool on MNF and think, 'How can this team get beaten and concede four to Wimbledon?' You really have to ask some serious questions about what is going on there, they were a completely different team. No disrespect to Wimbledon, but you should not be letting in four goals against a side bottom of League One. And then you play against a team like Liverpool with their front three and they never really looked like scoring.

Paul's prediction: 1:0


Tottenham vs Leicester

This will be a hard game for Spurs as Leicester have been competing and doing well against the big teams - those sides have a go at them and they can counterattack with the pace of Jamie Vardy, while you also have James Maddison and Demarai Gray in support.

However, despite this being a tough test, I do still see Spurs falling over the line again… they keep on winning, which is the main thing for them - you do not get any extra points for winning 6-0.

Paul's prediction: 2:1

Man City vs Chelsea

I think City will win this as I just do not see how Chelsea defensively can keep them quiet on their ground and the way they pass and move it. Marcos Alonso plays as a No 10 and will be bombing forward, while David Luiz will either be a 9/10, or a 3/10! I would be shocked if Chelsea got anything from this game.

However, despite being top of the league, City are still vulnerable, they are not like they were last season. You could see that against Arsenal last weekend as when they equalised, they were comfortable and looked the better team, but they just did not have enough.

Chelsea have got more than Arsenal and it will be a hard game for City, but I just think that defensively, Chelsea can't be relied upon. They let in four at Bournemouth recently and if they fall behind, I just do not see them coming back, they do not have that in them.

Paul's prediction: 3:1

Source: SkySports


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a lot of interesting matches, especially when ahead of the Champions League.
There may be a lot of sensation.
it's time to start making predictions with Merson, he always has a positive balance)
Paul Merson, as always, is very accurate in his predictions.
City win
Spurs win
AnObviousBettor, I support you
Liester handicap 0
Leicester play very strong counter attacking football and will come here thinking they can contain this attack 
it's time to start betting like Merson)
Spurs must score 3 points