Just for fun we’re adding Paul Merson’s predictions to ours to see who would win if Merse joined us.
Dirk: Villa 1 – 2 Chelsea
Villa will be under caretaker management so a little bit of an unknown here, but they need a miracle to get anything from this game. Chelsea to win it.
Marcel: Villa 0 – 1 Chelsea
Chelsea all the way for me in this fixture. I conservatively locked in a one goal margin but expect a few extra.
Paul Merson: Villa 0 – 3 Chelsea
RESULT: Villa 0 – 4 Chelsea
Dirk: Arsenal 2 – 1 Watford
Arsenal are lucky to be facing a Watford side that have been in a slump lately. They’ll have enough to get the 3 points especially at home.
Marcel: Arsenal 2 – 0 Watford
Watford can’t score like they were early in the season and Arsenal will. No, Arsenal must score and and must win to keep alive any chances of catching Spurs, let alone Leicester.
Paul Merson: Arsenal 3 – 0 Watford
RESULT: Arsenal 4 – 0 Watford
Dirk: Bournemouth 0 – 2 Man City
Bournemouth will be struggle to beat City here, especially with City smarting after this lose to United. Expect a reaction here – especially with City’s top 4 place under threat.
Marcel: Bournemouth 1 – 2 Man City
It’s a bit of a David vs Goliath fixture but David forgot his slingshot at home and get’s trampled but not without landing a sneaky blow to the groin on the way down.
Paul Merson: Bournemouth 1 -1 Man City
RESULT: Bournemouth 0 – 4 Man City
Dirk: Norwich 2 – 2 Newcastle
Both teams will be desperate for points, Newcastle have looked a lot better under Benitez but I can see this being an entertaining draw.
Marcel: Norwich 1 – 0 Newcastle
Newcastle are going down and this is exactly why. You have to beat the teams around you if you want to survive and I just feel Norwich have more hustle and bustle about them.
Paul Merson: Norwich 2 – 1 Newcastle
RESULT: Norwich 3 – 2 Newcastle
Dirk: Stoke 2 – 1 Swansea
Swansea are looking a lot stronger lately but it’s away at Stoke, and Stoke are a much better side these days. Stoke to win it for me. Fantastic side to watch these days.
Marcel: Stoke 2 – 1 Swansea
I’m thinking I was hasty with this pick and feel a draw is more likely but what’s done is done and Stoke have the quality to see off the Swans.
Paul Merson: Stoke 2 – 1 Swansea
RESULT: Stoke 2 – 2 Swansea
Dirk: Sunderland 1 – 1 West Brom
Two teams looking for points to ensure survival, but looking faliable. I see it being a draw – which is enough for West Brom but not enough for Sunderland.
Marcel: Sunderland 1 – 0 West Brom
Both teams are dreadful to watch. I hope the game is called off because of bad weather and then decided on a coin toss but if they have to play the full time allocated, hopefully Sunderland win by a WBA own goal.
Paul Merson: Sunderland 2 – 0 WBA
RESULT: Sunderland 0 – 0 WBA
Dirk: West Ham 2 – 0 Crystal Palace
West Ham are in excellent form and Palace are struggling to score goals. Don’t see this weekend being any different, and West Ham to continue with their top 4 push.
Marcel: West Ham 3 – 0 Crystal Palace
More excellent football on display, if everyone is fit, from the Hammers. Palace have lost their way. They flattered to deceive in 2015 but injuries, lack of form and general lack of quality have seen them slowly slide down the table.
Paul Merson: West Ham 3 – 1 Palace
RESULT: West Ham 2 – 2 Crystal Palace
Dirk: Liverpool 1 – 2 Tottenham
Tottenham’s players were excellent for England against Germany, expect to see them take form into this difficult away game against Liverpool.
Marcel: Liverpool 1 – 1 Spurs
I hope Spurs win but my gut says too many players were on international duty. Spurs draw too many games to be real contenders and this is a tough fixture. Liverpool are playing well and the Welsh Pirlo even picked up a MOTM midweek.
Paul Merson: Liverpool 1 – 2 Spurs
RESULT: Liverpool 1 – 1 Spurs
Dirk: Leicester 1 – 1 Southampton
After their comeback win against Liverpool you have to feel Southampton can get something from this game! Draw for me.
Marcel: Leicester 1 – 0 Southampton
Not much to say here. Leicester will do what they have done all season. Sit deep and break with incredible pace often enough to find the breakthrough. Southampton should be competitive but just lack the instinct to go get the prize.
Paul Merson: 1 – 1 Southampton
RESULT: Leicester 1 – 0 Southampton
Only a year on but none of the goal scorers are still at the same teams …
Dirk: Man United 2 – 2 Everton
Derby win for United brings them some momentum but Everton have been good and they like the bigger games. High scoring draw for me with both teams going for it.
Marcel: Man Utd 1 – 0 Everton
I expect a bad tempered affair with a lot of cards, some might even be red. United need to find a leader and fast. All hopes of making the top 4 rely on winning every game from here on.
Paul Merson: Man Utd 2 – 1 Everton
RESULT: Manchester United 1 – 0 Everton
Paul Merson 4 – Dirk 4 – 10 Marcel
Paul Merson predictions sourced from Skysports website.