Premier League predictions: Could Norwich hold off City?

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Norwich City backed for a shock draw - while Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham should also share the spoils. Chelsea and Manchester United to win.

Here they are...

Liverpool v Arsenal: 1-1

The marquee game of the weekend is also the first game of the weekend and sees top play fourth at Anfield.

This one is very tough to call - but Arsenal have done pretty well against Liverpool recently.

However on this occasion a draw seems likely considering the form of both sides.

Aston Villa v West Ham: 1-1

An interesting one this, as Villa play on the counter attack while West Ham are not one to commit to much in the opposite direction.

A draw therefore seems plausible - but much could depend on whether West Ham have Andy Carroll available or not.

Chelsea v Newcastle: 2-0

Newcastle looked lost last weekend without talisman Yohan Cabaye - and the Frenchman’s presence will be sorely felt at the weekend against the in-form Chelsea.

A comfortable winner should be on the cards.

Crystal Palace v West Brom: 0-0

This game just looks like being a stalemate for me - I hope a 4-4 draw proves me wrong, for football and Match of the Day’s sake.

Norwich v Man City: 1-1

Shock result for the weekend, as I always throw in one, is Norwich getting revenge on City for their 7-0 mauling earlier in the campaign.

With Alvaro Negredo and Sergio Aguero out as well as Fernandinho - there is probably no better time to be playing City this season.

Southampton v Stoke: 2-1

Tough one to call, as strong winds are predicted on the South Coast this weekend - meaning Artur Boruc will have to be careful from anything Asmir Begovic sends his way.

But in all seriousness, if the Saints play like they did against Fulham last week - this should be a walk in the park.

Sunderland v Hull: 3-1

Sunderland are looking rampant now under Gus Poyet - who has Adam Johnson dreaming of a place in the England squad this summer.

This should be an exciting game - which the home side should win.

Swansea v Cardiff: 1-0

The South Wales derby - and what a season it has been for both these teams.

Managerial changes and legal challenges from both departing men in question - handling affairs off the pitch has not been their forte.

But with Michu back and the sort of kick up the rear only a managerial sacking can give a team The Swans should come away with three points.

Tottenham v Everton: 2-2

Last time they met it was a bore 0-0 draw at Goodison Park - which Hugo Lloris has the good fortune of remembering very little of.

Hopefully something more exciting this time around between two sides equally matched.

Manchester United v Fulham: 2-0

Times are tough for David Moyes, but they are tougher for Rene Meulensteen.

United should win easily, but if they don’t - then the season would have hit a new low.

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