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Tuesday 2nd January
Southampton v Crystal Palace (Prediction 1-1)
Both sides head into this after big draws against the Manchester teams at the head of the Premier League table.
Southampton have been poor in the run-up to their draw with United and Charlie Austin is still suspended, though I think that draw will have done them the world of good and home advantage should help them to at least a draw.
Swansea v Tottenham (Prediction 0-2)
Carlos Carvalhal reign as Swansea manager got off to a fine start with a late winner against Watford at Vicarage Road.
Despite having home advantage, a game against Tottenham is an entirely different proposition and whilst Swansea will be a more united and confident force, I think they’ll lose, valiantly.
West Ham v West Brom (Prediction 2-1)
Alan Pardew really could do with a win, but West Ham also need as many points as they can get and I feel Pardew may have to wait a little longer. Home win.
Manchester City v Watford (Prediction 3-0)
Marco Silva is a very good manager and City have injuries, so there is hope for Watford but I just can’t see them preventing City from scoring as they please.
City hammered them in the reverse fixture and despite (probably) not having David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne or Gabriel Jesus available, it’s hard to see any other outcome than a home win. I’d expect Aguero to score a couple too.
Wednesday 3rd January
Arsenal v Chelsea (Prediction 2-2)
Arsenal have tended to step up in their home games, only losing to Manchester United at the Emirates in the Premier League.
Chelsea have been good too, but I don’t think they are quite at the levels they were last season and I envisage a big performance from Arsenal. Draw.
Written by Jordan Hackett
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