Premier League Predictions – what the experts think

It’s a rarity this weekend as we have a full Premier League programme to enjoy, with teams battling for places from the top to the very bottom of the Premier League table. The match that stands out is the one at Anfield on Sunday, with Liverpool and Manchester United going head-to-head and you can bet that the Reds would love to put a dent in Sir Alex Ferguson’s title hopes. Elsewhere Arsenal will look to put the pressure on the Red Devils at The Emirates Stadium against Sunderland, while the West Midlands derby between Birmingham and West Brom at St Andrew’s has big implications at the bottom of the Premier League table. Here is what the experts think…

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Andy Dunn:

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Shaun Custis:

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Steve Bates:

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Andy Dunn (News of the World)

Arsenal V Sunderland – H

Birmingham V West Brom – A

Blackpool V Chelsea – A

Bolton V Aston Villa – H

Fulham V Blackburn – H

Liverpool V Man United – A

Man City V Wigan – H

Newcastle V Everton – A

West Ham V Stoke – H

Wolves V Tottenham – H

City v Wigan: Wigan’s defending last weekend was amongst the worst I’ve ever seen in the Premier League. If they take that form into this game, they’ll lose – Manchester City win.

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Shaun Custis (The Sun)

Arsenal V Sunderland – H

Birmingham V West Brom – H

Blackpool V Chelsea – A

Bolton V Aston Villa – D

Fulham V Blackburn – H

Liverpool V Man United – H

Man City V Wigan – H

Newcastle V Everton – D

West Ham V Stoke – H

Wolves V Tottenham – A

Birmingham v West Brom: Birmingham are better than their league position suggests and they will be hugely bouyed up by their Carling Cup success.

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Steve Bates (The People)

Arsenal V Sunderland – H

Birmingham V West Brom – D

Blackpool V Chelsea – A

Bolton V Aston Villa – A

Fulham V Blackburn – H

Liverpool V Man United – H

Man City V Wigan – H

Newcastle V Everton – D

West Ham V Stoke – H

Wolves V Tottenham – A

Bolton v Villa: Villa’s disappointing FA Cup exit at Manchester City should spur them into a backlash against Bolton – especially as Gerard Houllier left many of his big guns on the bench against City and will have cup-tied Darren Bent available again.