Paul Merson's predictions: West Ham v Arsenal, Man Utd v Bournemouth and more
Last Updated: 13/12/17 10:12pm
Paul Merson is back with another round of Premier League predictions - how will he get on?
Merse had four correct results last weekend, including two correct scores.
Last weekend's results
|Merse predicted||Correct score|
|West Ham 1-3 Chelsea||1-0|
|Burnley 1-0 Watford||1-0|
|C Palace 2-1 Bournemouth||2-2|
|Huddersfield 1-1 Brighton||2-0|
|Swansea 1-0 West Brom||1-0|
|Tottenham 3-0 Stoke||5-1|
|Newcastle 1-2 Leicester||2-3|
|Southampton 1-3 Arsenal||1-1|
|Liverpool 2-0 Everton||1-1|
|Man Utd 2-2 Man City||1-2|
Who is the 'Magic Man' tipping to win in this midweek round of matches? Read on to find out...
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Newcastle v Everton (Wednesday, 7.45pm)
Newcastle are in a bad way, losing six out of the last seven. This will be a draw, and I expect Everton to sit back a bit. Newcastle really have to go for it, but they will leave themselves open at the back like they did against Leicester, but Everton are nowhere near as good on the counter as Leicester. I cannot separate these two.
Paul predicts: 1-1 (9/2 with Sky Bet)
Southampton v Leicester (Wednesday, 7.45pm)
Southampton surprised me against Arsenal, I thought they did alright, They had chances and maybe should have been 2-0 up. Charlie Austin looks sharp. This will be a really good game. There will certainly be goals in this. Southampton are improving week on week. Leicester are having a go wherever they are.
Paul predicts: 2-2 (14/1 with Sky Bet)
Swansea v Manchester City (Wednesday, 7.45pm)
Swansea got an unbelievable result at the weekend, they had to win that. This will be easy for City, though, as they are far too good. If Man Utd are petrified of City, Swansea have got no chance. The pressure is off, it is a free swing. They just have to make sure City don't rack up a big score really.
Paul predicts: 0-3 (13/2 with Sky Bet)
Liverpool v West Brom (Wednesday, 8pm)
West Brom haven't got going have they? It is all well and good coming in and saying that they are going to be playing front-foot football, but they have to produce. At Swansea they were really poor. Two games, no goals. I can't see anything but a Liverpool win, they will be fuming after Sunday. It is a very, very soft penalty. If you give that you have to give 50 penalties a game. They'll have too much for West Brom though.
Paul predicts: 3-0 (11/2 with Sky Bet)
Manchester United v Bournemouth (Wednesday, 8pm)
On paper this looks easy for United, but I watched them against Brighton and they struggled. They miss Paul Pogba, of course, but when I watched it against City, I was just thinking 'why aren't you having a go?' United looked petrified. There are ways of losing, and if I was a United fan, I would want to see more. Bournemouth might get a bit of a backlash and won't have enough to challenge them.
Paul predicts: 3-1 (6/1 with Sky Bet)
Tottenham v Brighton (Wednesday, 8pm)
Tottenham looked really good the other day, they played some really good football. Brighton were absolutely awful at Huddersfield. This could be a huge score if Brighton play anything like they did at the weekend. This is a big race for the top four for Tottenham, and you don't want to be that team that misses out on the top four.
Paul predicts: 4-0 (10/1 with Sky Bet)
West Ham v Arsenal (Wednesday, 8pm)
West Ham are a bag of revels. I watched them play at Everton, and they were absolutely slaughtered. They were so poor. They then could have got a result at Man City, then they beat Chelsea. I still think Arsenal will win this, because Arsenal do have joy at West Ham, and they put so much into that win over Chelsea they might not have much left in the tank.
Paul predicts: 1-3 (11/1 with Sky Bet)
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