Premier League predictions ahead of the weekend fixtures

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Wins for Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Everton and West Brom. While Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur could be disappointed.

Here they are...

Newcastle v Liverpool: 1-3

This game has something of historic resemblance as one to watch, with excitement almost guaranteed at St James Park.

However, despite this fact, I am not going to predict anything to out of the ordinary.

Liverpool look in great nick whilst Newcastle look fairly unpredictable.

A comfortable away win seems fair.

Arsenal v Norwich: 2-0

The Gunners might leave the odd player out here and there for this game, with one eye on the Champions League in midweek.

But they should still have enough in their locker to comfortable dispatch of the Canaries.

Chelsea v Cardiff City: 4-0

Chelsea may be struggling for goals from their strikers this campaign, but luckily their other players, Oscar in particular, have filled the gap.

Cardiff have had a bad week off the pitch, and a mini-backlash is my opinion from Stamford Bridge.

Everton v Hull City: 3-1

The Tigers have looked impressive this season, but so have Everton.

Expect a tight game at Goodison, but for Everton to have the clinical edge in the form of a certain Mr Lukaku.

Manchester United v Southampton: 1-1

This is a tricky game to call the outcome of. United are out of touch, Southampton are well and truly in it.

The high pressure game The Saints play will give this current United side a real run for their money on Saturday, but I stop just short of predicting an away win.

Avoiding my gut feeling, going with a score draw.

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Stoke v West Brom: 0-1

This doesn’t look like a game that is going to make it to the front of Match of the Day - but I am more than willing to eat humble pie.

I predict The Baggies can cause a little upset at the Britannia after recent performances against United and Arsenal showed their obvious threat.

Swansea v Sunderland: 2-2

It is Gus Poyet’s first game in charge of The Black Cats, and away to Swansea is not an ideal situation.

But teams with a new manager often play well in his debut game and a little punt on at least an away draw does not seem ludicrous to me.

West Ham v Manchester City: 1-3

The Hammers are riding the crest of a wave after their thrashing of Spurs last time out. However City will likely calm that storm with an efficient display in East London - where they should come away with all three points.

Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur: 2-1

Two defeats in a row for Spurs? Why not?

I am backing Villa to complete an early season North London double by beating on Spurs this Sunday.

Tottenham have hit something of a speed bump and are struggling to score goals - this I think will see them slip up in The Midlands.

Crystal Palace v Fulham: 2-2

These two London clubs should be able to give us all an exciting Monday Night of football.

But as well as Palace play, it is hard to see them keeping a clean sheet against the Fulham attacking force.

What are your predictions ahead of the weekend fixtures?

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