Paul Merson's predictions: Newcastle v Man City, Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Last Updated: 27/12/17 10:55pm
Paul Merson gives his predictions for the Premier League matches, live on Sky Sports, on Wednesday and Thursday.
Man City can move 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a win at St James' Park, while Crystal Palace and Arsenal meet in an all-London clash on Thursday.
Here's what the Magic Man thinks will happen...
Newcastle v Manchester City (Wednesday, 7.45pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League)
Man City played in second gear and still beat Bournemouth 4-0 last Saturday! They won 4-0 in second gear, so I am going to go for another 4-0 win. I think City will just rip them apart and Newcastle have had their result (beating West Ham).
The problem is that Newcastle will sit 10 men behind the ball, but you are going to get broken down though before the end of the game. City are just relentless, relentless. It's no disrespect to Newcastle, who had a massive football result at West Ham on Saturday, but City will beat better teams than Newcastle by more than 4-0.
PAUL PREDICTS: 0-4 (10/1 with Sky Bet)
Crystal Palace v Arsenal (Thursday, 8pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League)
This will be a good game. You look at Arsenal against Liverpool and it was an entertaining game.
But seriously, you are not going to win anything at all playing like that. I am going to go 3-2 to Arsenal though…
PAUL PREDICTS: 2-3 (20/1 with Sky Bet)