Charlie Nicholas provides his Super 6 £1m jackpot predictions

Generic Charlie Nicholas image 10/08/2016

Charlie Nicholas is first up with his Soccer Saturday Super 6 predictions ahead of this weekend's £1million round.

The Gunners legend is unsurprisingly backing his former side to see off Southampton, while tipping Tottenham to slip up at Stoke.

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Here are his predictions for the Super 6 selected fixtures (all games Saturday, 3pm)...

Arsenal v Southampton

Southampton upset them with their tactics under Ronald Koeman last season but I've done them twice so far and they look a bit all over the place.

They're taking a while to adjust to the new manager and Claude Puel hasn't had much time to work with them due to the international break, so I can't see a sudden upturn in form.

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Watford 1-3 Arsenal

In contrast, there were positives for a few Arsenal players on international duty and I'm confident of this being a comfortable victory.


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Bournemouth v West Brom

West Brom boss Tony Pulis got the numbers in on deadline day but they'll need time to gel, especially as it doesn't sound like they were exactly what he wanted.

As for Bournemouth, it will be interesting to see what impact Jack Wilshere has and where he fits in.

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I don't think Eddie Howe is convinced by the idea of playing both Benik Afobe and Callum Wilson but I'd like to see them up front together in a home game like this one.


Burnley v Hull

This one looks like it's got my name all over it! Hull were unlucky not to hold on for a point against Manchester United and are very well organised at the back.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba battles with Hull City's Tom Huddlestone
Image: Hull conceded late on against Man United to lose 1-0

I think it will be tremendously tight and while I'm not convinced Burnley have enough to get results on the road, Andre Gray is one of those players that can be relied on to pop up when they really need him in close games.


Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace

I was with the owner Steve Gibson and Aitor Karanka earlier in the week and they are clearly really happy with the way they went after the transfer market and the start they've had.

It feels like a really positive start. Alvaro Negredo is a presence in the box and Cristhian Stuani has been very good. Grant Leadbitter might struggle to get back into this side with such a good competitive edge, which is a positive sign.

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West Brom 0-0 Middlesbrough

It might take Palace a bit of time to get going. Christian Benteke needs to be supplied and he's relying on Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend providing him with crosses, which they're not renowned for, and I'm not sure he comes across as the guy who is going to demand that service.


Stoke v Tottenham

Spurs have got to come out of the blocks and take advantage of this Stoke team starting slowly.

I thought the best piece of business on deadline day was Stoke getting Wilfried Bony because they've got all the ingredients to support him.

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Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool

As for Spurs, the media, if not the fans, are starting to panic about Harry Kane. It's also a bit of a mystery in central midfield. Where is Moussa Sissoko going to fit into this team, especially when Mousa Dembele is back? 

I think it's a bit confused at the moment.


West Ham v Watford

I like the look of Watford in the opening weekends under Walter Mazzarri, who likes to chop and change, but they're still waiting for Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney to get going.

Troy Deeney (R) says there's reasons for Watford to be positive despite losing 3-1 to Arsenal
Image: Troy Deeney is still looking to get up and running this season

West Ham have got over the pressure of recording a first win in the new stadium, and I'd expect them to get the victory again with Dimitri Payet back, although it might take a late winner.


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