Paul Merson's Premier League predictions - Week 7

Soccer Saturday pundit calls all of the weekend matches

Image: Chelsea: Merse expects another win on Super Sunday

West Brom v Arsenal (3.30pm, Sun, Sky Sports 1 & Sky 3D)

Cardiff v Newcastle

Cardiff got a bit of a run-around against Tottenham a couple of weeks ago, but they got a great result last week against Fulham. Meanwhile, Newcastle had a game of two halves against Everton; they were bordering on atrocious in the first half and after the break they got a lot better. When Yohan Cabaye came on they looked much more of a threat. In fact, if you were to push me I'd probably pick a Newcastle win, but my mate Dai is a Cardiff fan so I'm going to go for a draw! PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1

Fulham v Stoke

This is a big game. I've watched a lot of Stoke this season and I couldn't believe how bad they were against Norwich; they were terrible. They've played well in other games, in particular against Manchester City, but last week I couldn't believe what I was seeing. This should be a tight game and I think this will be a draw - and I don't think that would be a good result for either team. PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1

Hull v Aston Villa

I watched Hull on Soccer Saturday last week and, to be fair, West Ham should have had a stonewall penalty but they are a very solid team and they defend like their manager used to. They put themselves in front of the ball and are very well organised. The only thing is, I fancy Villa to beat anyone away from home because they're a massive threat. If Christian Benteke was playing I'd say Villa would definitely win but I'll go for just a narrow away win. PAUL PREDICTS: 0-1

Liverpool v Crystal Palace

This could be any football score with the way Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge are playing up front. Those two would give any team nightmares, let alone Crystal Palace and I just don't see how Ian Holloway's side are going to cope with them. Palace are struggling and with two strikers on fire I'm going for a big win for the home team. PAUL PREDICTS: 4-0

Man City v Everton

Less than two weeks ago we were drooling over how great Man City were against Man United - and since then they've let in six goals, lost twice and are under the cosh. Who would have thought that? This will be a hard game for them, but it's a harder game for Everton away from home. This should be a tight game, but I'll just go for City because if they can reach the heights of the derby they should be fine. PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0

Southampton v Swansea

Southampton were comfortable winners last weekend, but if Marouane Chamakh had scored when he was clean through instead of falling over the goalie then it could have been different. As it was they scored two goals in no time in the second half. This is a weird one because Swansea are brilliant one minute and flatter to deceive at other times. They play great football but you sometimes wonder where it's going - although they ripped Palace to shreds a couple of weeks ago. PAUL PREDICTS: 2-2

Tottenham v West Ham

With the way Tottenham are playing I can only go for a home win. If there hadn't been a half-time whistle last week they'd have become real title contenders in my mind. They didn't create a lorryload of chances in the first half against Chelsea, but they looked very comfortable indeed. Chelsea turned it on in the second half, but I expect Spurs to beat a West Ham team that is struggling with no Andy Carroll. Kevin Nolan loses a lot of impetus when the big striker is not in the team and I don't see them hurting Tottenham. PAUL PREDICTS: 3-0 Think you know better than Merse? Prove it with our Super 6 game and win £250,000

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