Paul Merson's Premier League predictions: Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal backed

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Sky Sports football pundit Paul Merson is back with another round of predictions, as he looks ahead to all the action in week 13 of the Premier League.

The 'Magic Man' came close with some of his predictions last week but only managed to pick one perfect score.

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He correctly said Manchester United and Arsenal would share the points in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Merson's previous predictions

Last time out...

Result Paul Merson predicted
West Brom 4-0 Burnley 3-2
Middlesbrough 0-1 Chelsea 0-2
Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal 1-1
Sunderland 3-0 Hull 2-1
Watford 2-1 Leicester 1-1
Crystal Palace 1-2 Man City 1-3
Everton 1-1 Swansea 3-0
Stoke 0-1 Bournemouth 3-1
Southampton 0-0 Liverpool 1-3
Tottenham 3-2 West Ham 2-0

Saturday sees Chelsea take on London rivals Tottenham at Stamford Bridge and bottom-of-the-table Swansea host Crystal Palace.

Then on Nissan Super Sunday, there are three Premier League clashes for you as Stoke travel to Watford, Arsenal face Bournemouth and Southampton host Everton, all live on Sky Sports.

Sunday Preview

So, what is Merse predicting this week? Read on to find out...

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Watford v Stoke (Nissan Super Sunday from 11.30am, live on Sky Sports 1)

Stoke were disappointing against Bournemouth and Watford had a great result against the champions.

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I expected Stoke to win last week and I would have had them to win this week but the result they had against Bournemouth has made me re-consider. Watford are half-decent too and I don't think there is much between these teams.

Watford 2-1 Leicester

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds 5-1

Arsenal v Bournemouth - (Nissan Super Sunday from 2pm, live on Sky Sports 1)

I've got to go for Arsenal. Jack Wilshere can't play for Bournemouth, which will be a miss.

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I think Arsenal, with them being at home, need to win. You just can't afford to draw games in this league.

You need to win games and for me it's a must-win game for Arsenal.

Stoke 0-1 Bournemouth

PAUL PREDICTS: 3-0 (Sky Bet odds 17/2)

Southampton v Everton - (Nissan Super Sunday from 4.15pm, live on Sky Sports 1)

This will be a good game. It's Koeman going back to his old ground. Everton had a bad result against Swansea and Southampton were good against Liverpool.

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If both teams are fully fit, I'm going for Southampton to win this one. 

Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

PAUL PREDICTS: 2-1 (Sky Bet odds 15/2)

Manchester United v West Ham - Sunday, 4.30pm

Well, Manchester United have to win this and I thought they played well last week against Arsenal - in fact, they should have won.

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal

West Ham were 2-1 up with a minute to go against Tottenham, but still managed to go and get beaten 3-2. Along with where they are in the league, I'm going for United to win.

PAUL PREDICTS: 2-1 (Sky Bet odds 7/1)

Saturday Preview

Burnley v Manchester City - Saturday, 12.30pm

This is another must-win game for City. Burnley were terrible against West Brom. They go to Man United and draw 0-0 and then they go and get beaten 4-0 at West Brom. It was terrible.

Crystal Palace 1-2 Man City

I don't see anything but a Man City win. The big boys have to win - draws are no good and I have City to win this one.

PAUL PREDICTS: 0-3 (Sky Bet odds 13/2)

Hull v West Brom - Saturday, 3pm

Well, Hull had a shocking result against Sunderland. After the first 25 minutes, they probably should have been in front and they started well but after that there was only one winner.

West Brom are doing very well under Tony Pulis. They had a good result last week and they beat Leicester away too.

West Brom 4-0 Burnley

I'm going to go for a draw. I think Hull need to win this game but West Brom have got enough to hold them off.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds 9/2)

Leicester v Middlesbrough - Saturday, 3pm

Now they've qualified as winners of their Champions League group, Leicester have got to concentrate on their league form because at the moment, it's atrocious. 

Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Chelsea

I think Middlesbrough will get a result here. They have played well and only got beaten by Chelsea 1-0 so I think this one will finish a draw.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds 11/2)

Liverpool v Sunderland - Saturday, 3pm

Again, with the big boys, they have got to win. There is no point drawing - draws are no good.

Sunderland 3-0 Hull

I know Sunderland have turned a corner a bit but I think this will be a corner too far for them so for that reason I would expect Liverpool to win.

PAUL PREDICTS: 3-0 (Sky Bet odds 6/1)

Swansea v Crystal Palace - Saturday, 3pm

Both teams need to win this football match and both are under pressure to win it. I think both are in terrible, terrible form at the moment - it's really bad.

Everton 1-1 Swansea

I think both teams will be as nervous as anything and I think it will be a cagey game, this one.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds 5/1)

Chelsea v Tottenham - Saturday, 5.30pm

I'm going to go for Chelsea because I think Tottenham will play the same way as Chelsea and set up with three at the back. That's a very difficult system to play off-the-cuff. I know they did it at Arsenal and did well but they're playing against a team who are brilliant at it.

Tottenham 3-2 West Ham

I just think Tottenham are going to try and play the way that Chelsea play and I don't think it will work.

PAUL PREDICTS: 3-1 (Sky Bet odds 12/1)

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