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Premier League predictions: Arsenal to pop Cherries, leaders to lose & Blues to win Bridge battle

With the title race wide open, there’s plenty of excitement ahead of this weekend’s fixtures. Saturday kicks off with a clash of the top two at the Etihad Stadium, which is where we begin our Premier League predictions…

Manchester City 3-2 Leicester City

These two played out a pretty stale 0-0 draw at the end of December, but, being at home, Man City should throw the kitchen sink at the Foxes this time and I fancy goals, goals, goals!

Sergio Aguero

Swansea City 2-1 Crystal Palace

The Swans are unbeaten in three games, while Palace have lost five of their last seven.

Stoke City 0-2 Everton

These two teams can either be brilliant or awful. Everton’s form is much better right now, though. The Potters haven’t scored a goal in four Premier League games!

Peter Crouch sad

Liverpool 2-1 Sunderland

The lack of January signings made by Liverpool seems to suggest that the Reds are prepared to write this season off. Even if Jurgen Klopp’s men have given up on their top-four dreams, they should have enough about them to beat Sunderland at home, just!

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Watford

Harry Kane and Dele Alli are the hottest couple in England right now. They should have enough spice in their relationship to sting the Hornets at White Hart Lane.

Harry Kane and Dele Alli

Aston Villa 1-1 Norwich City

Villa have scored no goals and conceded six in their last three outings, while Norwich have shipped 17 goals during a run of five straight defeats. If it were possible, we reckon both teams would lose this game, but it’s not, so we’re going for a painful 1-1 draw.

Newcastle United 2-0 West Bromwich Albion

Home debuts for Henri Saivet and Andros Townsend should get the Newcastle fans up for this one. With St James’ Park rocking, we fancy the Magpies to take the points.

Southampton 0-1 West Ham United

We’re going for West Ham to win Saturday’s battle between seventh and sixth. The Hammers have only lost once in their last 13 games and, in Dimitri Payet, they have a man capable of settling a tight contest with a moment of magic.

payet

Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal

Arsenal should win and we think they will, but the Gunners, who go into Sunday’s game on a run of three league matches without scoring, are unlikely to have it all their own way against a side who have humbled Chelsea and Man United this term.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United

It was 0-0 when these teams met at Old Trafford late last year and it is likely to be tight and tense again. United are under more pressure than Chelsea – they need to win to climb closer to the top four, while the Blues are too far out of contention for it to matter. And that tension could be United’s downfall.

You’ve read what we think is going to happen, but, as we’ve seen so often this season, the Premier League is almost impossible to predict, with freak results aplenty.