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Premier League predictions ahead of the weekend fixtures

Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are backed to win this weekend.

And here they are…

Norwich City v Aston Villa: 1-1

Villa were disappointing last week against Newcastle United and paid the consequence with a 2-1 defeat.

Norwich City were also poor last week against Spurs. So it is a tough game to call.

At Carrow Road it could be easy to give the home team the nod but in my eyes this game has draw written all over it.

West Brom v Sunderland: 2-1

Neither team has lived up to the pre-season hope so this game should provide us with an interesting decipher of where they truly are this campaign.

Stephane Sessegnon could feature against his former team after getting his work permit this week - and I think it could be a winning debut.

West Ham v Everton: 1-1

Can Everton stay undefeated?

Yes, I think so but another victory could be out of their hands. Following up the win against Chelsea will be hard at Upton Park and Big Sam should be able to set his team up to earn at least a point.

Newcastle United v Hull City: 2-0

After beating Villa last week things are suddenly looking up for The Toon Army once again. Hull have had their moments this season, and this is one away day they will certainly look forward to.

But that being said, I can’t see Hull getting anything from this fixture.

Liverpool v Southampton: 2-1

Surely The Saints can finally get a goal from open play this season, as they have looked good.

But Liverpool are in great form, and at Anfield they should have enough to pick up all three points - no matter how well Southampton play.

Chelsea v Fulham: 4-0

Bouncebackability is what Chelsea need in the South London derby this week, and I think they will bounce back with a bang.

Fulham could be without Dimitar Berbatov, which adds to their woes ahead of the game.

Mourinho backed into a corner just sounds like a recipe for disaster, and The Cottagers could feel the wrath.

Crystal Palace v Swansea City: 1-3

Palace will look at this game as one in which they need points if they are to survive this season, but did you see the way Swansea City tore Valencia apart on Thursday night.

If they play like that again, Ian Holloway’s men do not stand a chance.

Arsenal v Stoke City: 1-0

A lot has been made of Arsenal’s recent away form, while at home they can still be patchy.

Stoke are always difficult opponents for Arsene Wenger to crack, but a tight affair should end with three points staying in North London, and with Aaron Ramsey hopefully getting some retribution over Ryan Shawcross.

Cardiff City v Tottenham: 0-2

The Bluebirds have already taken one scalp at home this season, with Manchester City coming unstuck.

Spurs are a different kettle of fish, and if their injury problems are not as serious as AVB has made out then they should win.

Manchester City v Manchester United: 2-3

Here it is Manuel Pellegrini and David Moyes have their first taste of the Manchester derby.

Predicting the final outcome of the game is not easy as both have had Jekyll and Hyde seasons so far - but I am going to go against the grain slightly and not play safe with a score draw.

No, I think United will win. The scoreline is hard to guess but I do predict goals - and a real feather in the cap for Moyes.

What are your predictions ahead of the weekend fixtures?

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