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Paul Merson’s Predictions for Saturday 25th September: Chelsea vs Man City, Man Utd vs Aston Villa & More

Merson Premier League predictions

Sky Sports pundit has given his predictions for this weekend’s Premier League matches including Manchester United vs Aston Villa and the big Saturday lunch-time clash between Chelsea and Manchester City.

Merson was speaking to Sportskeeda and he has also looked at two 3pm kick-offs on Saturday – Leicester vs Burnley and Everton vs Norwich, where he is predicting comfortable home wins for both sides.

Take a look at Merson’s predictions below and the odds for all four of his selections to be correct in a weekend Premier League accumulator bet.

 

Merson’s Weekend Score Predictions

FixturePredictionBet
Leicester vs Manchester United2-1BET
Manchester City vs Burnley4-0BET
Chelsea vs Brentford3-1BET
Everton vs West Ham2-2BET
Newcastle vs Tottenham1-2BET
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace2-1BET

 

Merson’s Accumulator Tip

Chelsea to beat Manchester City

Leicester to beat Burnley

Everton to beat Norwich

Man United vs Aston Villa – Draw

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Chelsea vs Man City

Merson: “This is obviously a hard game to call. I said from day one that every game counts this season in the Premier League – I don’t see the top four teams losing 4-5 times over the course of 38 games. Chelsea played both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in recent weeks and ripped both of them to shreds, so I think they will fancy their chances.

Manchester City, on the other hand, have failed to score in two of their first five Premier League games, which is a bit worrying for a team of their caliber. I don’t usually bet against Manchester City because on their day, they blow teams away, but the fact that they don’t have a center forward is hurting them already. They are looking after Kevin De Bruyne and his ankle, but this is a game he should start.

That said, Chelsea have home advantage and are coming on the back of two stunning results, so I fancy them to get the job done.”

Merson’s Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City.

 

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

Merson: “Manchester United are a funny team – they are not playing well at the moment, but they’ve won four Premier League games out of five this season. If you look at their results, though, you’ll see that they’ve been a bit fortunate along the way. The game against Wolves was a smash and grab, while the one against Newcastle United was in the balance at 1-1 before Cristiano Ronaldo scored his second of the night.

I don’t mean to disrespect them, but Young Boys are a pub team in Europe, but Manchester United lost to them in the Champions League! They fell over the line against West Ham United in the Premier League and were beaten by the same opponents in the EFL Cup at Old Trafford, so it’s not been plain sailing for them.

Aston Villa played well against Chelsea in the first half and should have been in front, but they failed to put away their chances. If they start like that against Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co could be in trouble! I’ve seen enough this season to think that Villa can cause a few problems, so I think this game will finish 1-1.

Manchester United always hope for Cristiano Ronaldo to come to the party, but the rest of the team needs to show up in the weeks ahead. They know they can’t keep riding their luck, so this will be an interesting game.”

Merson’s Prediction: Manchester United 1-1 Aston Villa

 

Leicester vs Burnley

Merson: “I think Leicester City will win this one quite easily. They were really unlucky against Brighton and played a good game against Manchester City before that, while Burnley have been really disappointing in the Premier League this season.”

I can see this one finishing 3-0 in favor of Leicester City. They are a solid team and will have miles too much for Burnley this weekend in the Premier League.

Merson’s Prediction: Leicester City 3-0 Burnley

 

Everton vs Norwich

Merson said: “Norwich City have now lost 16 Premier League games on the trot and were well beaten by Watford last weekend. Arsenal beat them 1-0, but it could so easily have been more. They shoot themselves in the foot regularly and are guilty of playing out from the back at the wrong times, which has contributed to their torrid run of form in the top-flight.

I just don’t see anything other than an Everton win and if I look at the fixture list, I can’t see who Norwich are going to beat this season to get points on the board.

Prediction: Everton 3-0 Norwich City

 

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