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Paul Merson's Premier League predictions - Week 11

Soccer Saturday pundit tips wins for Arsenal, Man City and Spurs on Super Sunday

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Image: Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney: key to United's hopes

Man Utd v Arsenal (4pm, Sun, Sky Sports 1)

Norwich v West Ham (5pm, Sat, Sky Sports 1)

This is a massive game for Norwich. Whenever you get beat 7-0 it comes up as S-E-V-E-N on the vidiprinter and that doesn't help any manager. The fans will be on Chris Hughton's back a bit and you're always under pressure when you're near the bottom of the league, especially when you've just been on the wrong end of a big scoreline. I hope he is given time because he is a good manager and they've had very hard fixtures - Liverpool are the only team in the top seven they haven't played! I think they should be higher in the table. They should have beat Cardiff the other week and a result there might have made them feel a little bit different. West Ham have kept a few clean sheets of late and have one of the best defensive records in the division away from home. However, I am going to go for Norwich to win 1-0 because I just feel they need it a little bit more than West Ham. The first goal in this game will be as big as any we've seen this season from these teams because it will probably settle the match. PAUL PREDICTS: 1-0

Swansea v Stoke

Stoke can't pass the ball as well as Swansea can. Swansea have been doing it for years and Stoke have only just started, but this should be an attractive game. I don't usually go against Stoke, but I think Swansea will bounce back from their disappointment against Cardiff last week. Don't get me wrong, this will be a fiercely-contested game and I'm tempted to say 1-0, but I can see Stoke getting caught again if they are chasing the game late on. PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0

Aston Villa v Cardiff

Cardiff are on a mega high after beating Swansea in the big derby match last week, but I've got to go for Aston Villa here. I don't normally go for Villa at home, but I think they have got to win this game and I think Christian Benteke could be the difference. Villa were unlucky at home to Everton because they started that game well and they drew 0-0 at West Ham last week, which isn't the worst result in the world. They haven't scored for four games, which is a worry, but I'll go for a 1-0 win. I've seen Cardiff play away a couple of times and they haven't been too impressive. PAUL PREDICTS: 1-0

Chelsea v West Brom

I'm sure Steve Clarke will get a great reception on his return to Chelsea as he worked with Jose Mourinho during some of their best years. He has done a great job with West Brom, but I've got to go for Chelsea here. The Baggies got ripped apart at Liverpool the other week in a game where I thought they would do better and I think this could be a similar match. It sounds like Eden Hazard is going to play after missing the Champions League game, so that will only help their cause. PAUL PREDICTS: 3-0

Crystal Palace v Everton

Everton got absolutely ripped in the first-half against Tottenham last week, but I think this game will be a walk in the park for them. I don't know where Crystal Palace are going to win their next game and it's a worry that they still haven't sorted out their new manager. Why didn't they ask Ian Holloway to stay a couple more weeks? Games are starting to run out for them and if the teams above them get a couple of results then they could be nine points adrift in no time. I have to go for an away win here. PAUL PREDICTS: 0-2

Liverpool v Fulham

Liverpool got well beat by Arsenal last week. Luis Suarez had a couple of chances, but otherwise Arsenal were fairly comfortable in the game. I reckon they will bounce back and this is quite a nice game for them to have this week. I'll say they will beat Fulham 4-0 and I think I'm being kind to Fulham when I say that. I haven't been impressed with Martin Jol's side when they've played away from home for a long time. PAUL PREDICTS: 4-0

Southampton v Hull

This should be a good game. Hull are one of the most organised teams in the league, but they played against nine men of Sunderland last week and didn't put the game to bed. I know they were 1-0 up and didn't need to chase the game, but they didn't even look like putting the game to bed. They won't let in a lot of goals, but they won't score many either and you're always in a game against them. I will just go for Southampton because Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez will be buzzing after getting into the England squad. I am a great believer that if you're playing well for your club then you should get in the squad. PAUL PREDICTS: 1-0 Think you know better than Merse? Prove it with our Super 6 game and win £250,000 in £250,000

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