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Merson’s Premier League Predictions – Wins for Man Utd, Chelsea and Burnley on Saturday

Merson Premier League predictions

Paul Merson has taken a look over the weekend Premier League fixtures for Sportskeeda and picked a score prediction for each match including Manchester United vs Everton and Chelsea vs Southampton on Saturday.

Ahead of another international break, Manchester United vs Everton kicks off the weekend fixtures at 12.30pm on Saturday and following their last gasp win against Villarreal in the Champions League, they will want to get back to winning ways in the Premier League after defeat to Aston Villa last week.

Chelsea should pick up an easy three points at home to Southampton and there is a big battle at the bottom between Burnley and Norwich City, who have really struggled to get going back in the top flight.

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Merson’s Saturday Predictions

Manchester United to beat Everton

Chelsea to beat Southampton

Wolves vs Newcastle Draw

Burnley to beat Norwich

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Manchester United to beat Everton

How lucky do Manchester United want to get? Villarreal gave them a proper footballing lesson in the UEFA Champions League last night, but they hung on for their lives, scored late on and won the game! Sooner or later, the way they play has to change and I believe this could be the game where they finally click.

It can’t be so bad all the time, so I expect Manchester United to win this Premier League encounter 2-1. They were unfortunate not to score the penalty against Aston Villa and were well beaten against Villarreal despite getting a result, so it’s kind of hard to predict their results.

Everton have done a great job so far this season, but they have their fair share of injury concerns. With a full-strength starting XI, they could have caused Manchester United problems, but I don’t think that will be the case at Old Trafford this week.

Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Everton

 

Chelsea to beat Southampton

Southampton were beaten 1-0 by Wolves in their previous Premier League encounter, but they got a point against Manchester City after a 0-0 draw earlier this month. The way they play, they are quite unpredictable and will cause Chelsea a lot of problems, but I fancy Chelsea to win this one.

They are playing at home and will look to return to winning ways after two disappointing results in all competitions, I think they’ll win this 2-0. In the UEFA Champions League against Juventus, they played some good football but were dealt with a sucker punch with Federico Chiesa’s goal.

Mason Mount is a massive player, they really miss him. Hopefully he’s fit and comes straight back into the team in the weeks ahead.

Prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Southampton

 

Wolves vs Newcastle Draw

What a goal Raul Jimenez scored last weekend in the Premier League, wow! For someone who hasn’t scored a goal in a really long time to do something like that was unbelievable – he was as cool as the other side of a pillow!

Newcastle United drew 1-1 with Watford last week and I just get the feeling that this one will end all square as well. When I look at Wolves and Newcastle, there is not a lot between them, so I can’t split them at the moment.

I’m going for a 1-1 draw. Allan Saint-Maximin will cause Wolves problems, but I think this game ends level.

Prediction: Wolves 1-1 Newcastle United

 

Burnley to beat Norwich

I predict Burnley to win this game 2-0. I don’t see where Norwich are going win a football game, they just get well beaten every week. I don’t see how they’ll get points on the board in the weeks ahead, in fact I’ve put them down for relegation already! 16 Premier League defeats in a row – that tells you something, doesn’t it?

As for Burnley, they are a decent team, but they haven’t had too much luck so far this season. I fancy them to record a much-needed victory and move out of the Premier League relegation zone, at least for the time being.

Prediction: Burnley 2-0 Norwich City

 

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