Premier League predictions - Liverpool to drop points and Arsenal to scrape win

Arsenal Stoke 2013

Liverpool, Everton and Aston Villa are backed for unhelpful draws - meanwhile Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are backed to win their games comfortably.

Here they are…

Everton v West Ham: 1-1

Earlier in the season it was the Leighton Baines show and Everton will be hoping for a similar result.

However The Hammers are in great form at the moment - and will travel to the game with no fear.

And with that in mind, with the injury to Phil Jagielka taken into account, I can see Big Sam picking up a decent draw on Merseyside.

Fulham v Chelsea: 1-3

Sorry Felix, I’m just not buying it.

Derby or no derby Chelsea are a much stronger team that The Cottagers and that quality will show on Saturday in a comfortable win.

Hull v Newcastle: 1-1

Newcastle finally got a reprieve from their woeful form last week - with a late winner from Loic Remy doing the business for The Magpies.

But Hull are in great form - so can see this ending all square.

Stoke v Arsenal: 2-3

Stoke always give Arsenal a good game and Mark Hughes always makes Arsene Wenger squirm - so with that in mind a shock home defeat could be on the cards.

With a problem at left-back ahead of the game The Gunners could be better prepared so backing a home win is not ridiculous at all.

But here I go - backing Arsenal to scrape it.

Southampton v Liverpool: 2-2

The only team to beat Liverpool at Anfield this season invite them to the South Coast tomorrow evening.

Liverpool are rampant - but Southampton buoyed by their very own good week.

An exciting draw perhaps?

Aston Villa v Norwich: 0-0

A big win last week for Norwich, and now they face off against former gaffer Paul Lambert in the Midlands.

A tough one to call - so splinters in bum time - a 0-0 draw.

Swansea v Crystal Palace: 3-1

Garry Monk has revitalised The Swans and if they play like they did against Napoli in midweek then Palace stand no chance.

Tottenham v Cardiff: 3-0

Spurs slipped up last week but Cardiff were woeful against Hull.

Looks like a comfortable whipping in the making this one.

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