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Paul Merson reveals his Super 6 Predictions for this weekend

Paul Merson is back with his latest set of predictions ahead of the FA Cup fourth-round weekend.

A bumper weekend of cup action kicked off with an East Midlands derby on Friday, as Premier League champions Leicester drew 2-2 with Derby County.

An early upset on Saturday saw Merson's first prediction fall down as Liverpool were shocked at home to Wolves, while Tottenham recovered to win a thrilling encounter with Wycombe.

FA Cup fourth-round ties

  • Derby v Leicester
  • Liverpool v Wolves
  • Tottenham v Wycombe
  • Oxford v Newcastle
  • Lincoln v Brighton
  • Chelsea v Brentford
  • Rochdale v Huddersfield
  • Burnley v Bristol City
  • Blackburn v Blackpool
  • M'boro v Accrington
  • C Palace v Man City
  • Southampton v Arsenal
  • Millwall v Watford (Sun)
  • Fulham v Hull (Sun)
  • Sutton v Leeds (Sun)
  • Man Utd v Wigan (Sun)

With a couple of perfect results, read on to see what Soccer Saturday pundit Merson tipped on Saturday - but first take a look at his Sunday predictions...

Millwall v Watford - Sunday, 12pm

This is going to be a difficult game for Watford. Having knocked Bournemouth out in the previous round, and following the good news regarding The Den's future, the place will be rocking. When The Den is full, it has a great atmosphere. I see Millwall forcing a replay.

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

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Fulham v Hull - Sunday, 12.30pm

This is a hard one to call because Hull have games coming thick and fast. After this, they have tough league games against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal. For that reason, I see Fulham, who are playing great at home, winning this.

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

Sutton United players celebrate after knocking AFC Wimbledon out of the FA Cup
Image: Sutton United players celebrate after knocking AFC Wimbledon out of the FA Cup

Sutton Utd v Leeds Utd - Sunday, 2pm

This tie embodies the FA Cup! Sutton play on a 3G pitch so that makes things even more interesting. Leeds rested a lot of players in round three at Cambridge and with Newcastle potentially catchable, they could rest again. I fancy Sutton to hold Leeds to a replay and book a trip to Elland Road.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1 (6/1 with Sky Bet)

Man Utd v Wigan - Sunday, 4pm

Wigan have had two big wins in the Championship against Burton and Brentford but the gulf to Manchester United is too big. I see the cup holders strolling into the fifth round.

PAUL PREDICTS: 4-0 (8/1 with Sky Bet)

Saturday predictions

Liverpool v Wolves - Saturday, 12.30pm

Liverpool appear to have hit a brick wall, they look tired. On a positive note, though, they are making the chances, they're just not putting them away. This a real opportunity for Wolves because I can't see Jurgen Klopp playing a strong team, what with Chelsea on the horizon. I have to go for a Liverpool win because they're at home, but things could be difficult for them at Anfield.

PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0 - Result: 1-2

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25:  Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool speaks with Divock Origi of Liverpool after conceding a goal during the EFL Cup Semi-Final
Image: Liverpool crashed out of the FA Cup just days after losing in the EFL Cup

Burnley v Bristol City - Saturday, 3pm

Bristol City are on their worst ever losing run in the league. Eight consecutive defeats is unbelievable, especially when you consider the team they have and how they were going at the start of the season. Burnley have got a better home record than both Manchester clubs so I can't see anything other than a home victory.

PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0 - Result: 2-0

Blackburn v Blackpool - Saturday, 3pm

Blackburn's recent performances belie their position in the Championship. They are down the bottom but they have been improved under Owen Coyle, they should be too strong for their lower-league opposition.

PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0 (8/1 with Sky Bet)

Crystal Palace v Man City - Saturday, 3pm

Palace do not need this game, they simply do not need this. City had a great result at West Ham in the previous round, we saw how strong they went at the London Stadium and I expect Pep Guardiola to go strong again at Selhurst Park.

PAUL PREDICTS: 0-3 - Result 0-3

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (second left) celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the Emirates FA Cup, Third Round match at the Lo
Image: Manchester City strolled to victory at Crystal Palace

Chelsea v Brentford - Saturday, 3pm

Chelsea have got a couple of big games coming up - Liverpool away before Arsenal at home in the Premier League - but they will be too good for Brentford.

PAUL PREDICTS: 3-0 - Result: 4-0

Lincoln City v Brighton - Saturday, 3pm

I've seen Lincoln a few times and they look a decent team. Sat at the top of the Championship, do Brighton really need this? They are nine points clear of Leeds in third and have an unbelievable chance of gaining promotion. Do they need another game or the demands of a cup run? I'm backing Lincoln to continue their FA Cup run by holding out for a replay.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1 - Result: 3-1

Lincoln City players celebrate in the dressing room after knocking Ipswich out of the FA Cup
Image: Lincoln City players pulled off another upset with a 3-1 win over Brighton

Middlesbrough v Accrington - Saturday, 3pm

Boro have struggled to find the back of the net in recent weeks and they are in a bit of relegation battle. This is an opportunity for Accrington but they're not playing great themselves. I fear for Accrington that the gulf between the two sides will tell.

PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0 - Result: 1-0

Tottenham v Wycombe - Saturday, 3pm

Wycombe are doing very well at the minute but I cannot see past Tottenham at home. Having started the FA Cup in the first round it's a great achievement from Wycombe to get to round four. It's a great pay day for them too, but that will come to an end at White Hart Lane.

PAUL PREDICTS: 3-0 - Result: 4-3

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur (C) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Tottenham Hotspur team mates during The
Image: Spurs edged past Wycombe in a 4-3 thriller

Southampton v Arsenal - Saturday, 5.30pm

Southampton will be confident after their phenomenal result in the EFL Cup semi-final. They're already at Wembley and I see them causing Arsenal problems. With that in mind, I see this one going to a replay, a replay Arsenal will not want.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1 - Result: 0-5

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