Premier League predictions ahead of the weekend fixtures

Liverpool V Villa

A Bank Holiday draw for Manchester United and Chelsea - while City, Everton, Arsenal, Stoke, Southampton and Tottenham are tipped for wins.

Fulham v Arsenal: 1-2

Craven Cottage is never a pleasurable place to travel, and Arsenal need to have a good day at the office across London this weekend.

But their performance against Fenerbahce in midweek was outstanding, while Fulham were fairly fortunate to win against Sunderland last weekend.

A close game expected, but Arsenal should come away smiling.

Stoke City v Crystal Palace: 1-0

Palace may have lost to Tottenham, but they certainly showed sparks of a team capable of causing some trouble this season.

But I doubt they will have enough to overcome Stoke at the Britannia.

Hull City v Norwich City: 2-2

I am gambling with a second consecutive 2-2 draw for Norwich this week, and a much improved game from Hull City.

They impressed in the second half against Chelsea and Tom Huddleston and Jake Livermore should now feature.

Southampton v Sunderland: 3-2

This should be an exciting affair and a chance for Saints fans to feast their eyes on Pablo Osvaldo for the first time.

Sunderland also have another newbie arriving this week - but judging by Southampton’s excellent performance against West Brom last week, this should be a close win for Pochettino’s men.

Everton v West Brom: 2-0

Everton deserved victory at Norwich last week, while West Brom struggled against Southampton. With the Anelka saga also going on in the background, my predicted slow start to the campaign will continue for The Baggies.

Newcastle v West Ham: 1-1

As good as City were, Newcastle were poor on Monday night. Comparatively, The Hammers were excellent against Cardiff City.

Cannot see either side getting the better of the other on this occasion.

Aston Villa v Liverpool: 2-2

Villa have looked excellent so far this season, and there difficult start to the campaign continues with Liverpool following on from Arsenal and Chelsea.

Liverpool struggled to put away Stoke last week, but still played well. However troubles on the road could see them fall short of victory.

Cardiff City v Man City: 0-3

This should be a comfortable victory for Pellegrini and co, especially if Cardiff play like they did against West Ham last week.

Tottenham v Swansea City: 2-1

Midweek’s two Europa League winners face off on Sunday.

It should be a tight affair, but Spurs’ home advantage should give them the edge.

Manchester United v Chelsea: 2-2

The big game of the weekend, Moyes v Mourinho, and two of the title contenders going toe-to-toe.

It’s too close to call, and I feel that will be reflected in a score draw.

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