Liverpool, Newcastle, Everton, Palace and Spurs fancied in Jeff Stelling's Super 6 predictions
Last Updated: 06/02/16 6:11pm
Jeff Stelling provides us with his advice for this weekend's Soccer Saturday Super 6, with £250,000 up for grabs in the free-to-play game.
With six 3pm kick-offs, this weekend's line-up is an all Premier League one, including all of the current bottom seven and title challengers Tottenham.
Here's what Jeff makes of the most popular predictions so far...
Aston Villa v Norwich
Most popular prediction: 1-1 (29 per cent)
This is a game which Norwich can't afford to lose, that is for sure. They've lost last their last four and conceded an even more worrying 14 goals in that run. Alex Neil must be alarmed by how easily Spurs found the gaps in their defence on Tuesday and they head to Villa Park as the only Premier League side without an away clean sheet.
However, Villa are desperately short up front and Jordan Ayew's absence will certainly not help. I think, hand on heart, Alex Neil would take a point and that's exactly what he'll get.
Jeff predicts: 1-1
Liverpool v Sunderland
Most popular prediction: 2-0 (32 per cent)
Sunderland have the worst defensive record and comfortably the worst away defensive record in the league, while they've failed to win at Liverpool since 1983. However, we all know Liverpool don't score enough goals, failing to net on 11 occasions in all competitions, which is worrying to say the least.
Sunderland were mighty unlucky against Manchester City and if they can repeat that performance, then they can certainly trouble Jurgen Klopp's men, but their away form suggests they'll fail to.
I'm also going for a Liverpool win but I'm clearly less convinced by them than our Super 6 entrants.
Jeff predicts: 2-1
Newcastle v West Brom
Most popular prediction: 2-1 (27 per cent)
I'm going with a Newcastle win but not with the same scoreline. Steve McClaren is getting to the must-win stage from a personal perspective, having spent so much money. Mike Ashley and every fan would have expected an improvement and they saw nothing of the sort at Everton.
They are, however, better at home while West Brom are without a win in four and haven't even looked threatening of late. When they lost at Southampton, it was one of the most insipid performances I've seen this season. The one danger to Newcastle is Saido Berahino playing and deciding he wants to prove why they should have matched his asking price, but I doubt he'll even start.
Jeff predicts: 2-0
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Stoke v Everton
Most popular prediction: 1-1 (23 per cent)
It's a tough one to call but I'm siding with Everton because Stoke have gone off the boil. They've been caught between two styles, enjoying success playing with a false No.9 but then recently going for Peter Crouch. They've scored none in three, which means they'll be looking to avoid failing to score in four successive Premier League games for the first time.
Everton also have to find some consistency between now and end of the season. Their side is brimming full of talented players and it's time to deliver.
Jeff predicts: 0-2
Swansea v Crystal Palace
Most popular prediction: 1-1 (24 per cent)
I can see why people are going for the draw but - and I know I sound like a broken record - Palace have got to turn the corner soon.
They've not scored enough and conceded 13 in five successive defeats, but I genuinely don't believe they're playing that badly. Wilfried Zaha did well against Bournemouth, despite getting some rough treatment, but they lacked the killer blow.
Credit to Swansea and Francesco Guidolin. He's getting more out of Gylfi Sigurdsson, which is important because he's underachieved. Is it a honeymoon period? I think it might well be.
Jeff predicts: 1-2
Tottenham v Watford
Most popular prediction: 3-1 (26 per cent)
Tottenham were so comfortable at Norwich and people overlook just how potent they are. They've scored 44 times this season. Compare that to other sides - Arsenal with 37, Manchester United with 31 and Liverpool with just 30 goals this season. Even sides that are meant to be great entertainers such as Everton haven't scored as many.
It's hard to see a chink in their armour and this is a great opportunity to put themselves in a great position, with Manchester City facing Leicester.
As for Watford, well I think you saw from Quique Sanchez Flores' reaction to getting a point at Chelsea that they've still got one eye on relegation. That was another point towards safety, but I don't see them getting one here.
Jeff predicts: 3-1
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