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Premier League: This weekend's predictions

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Fulham vs Arsenal

With Arsenal hoping to bounce back from a surprising 3-1 loss at home against Aston Villa, the Gunners could have a comfortable victory. However, with striker Darren Bent and midfielder Scott Parker hoping to make an influence at their new club, Fulham hope to continue where they left off with their 1-0 win against Sunderland. 

Prediction: Fulham 1-2 Arsenal

Everton vs West Brom

Both sides failed to clinch three points last week against Norwich and Southampton respectively. Everton duo Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini have recently been the subject of an audacious double bid from Manchester United which newly appointed manager, Roberto Martinez labelled 'a waste of time'.

The interest shown by the red devils could possibly unsettle the duo ahead of tomorrow's fixture. With home advantage taken into account, Everton should be able to clinch a victory against the baggies. 

Prediction: Everton 2-0 West Brom

Hull city vs Norwich City 

Newly promoted Hull experienced a nightmare of a first game after being dominated by Jose Mourinho's Chelsea. Despite the scoreline not being as big as some had predicted, the Tigers struggled to get a shot on target, and were outclassed by Chelsea's strong midfield.

Norwich have strengthened their front line significantly this transfer window with additions such as Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Johan Elmander and Gary Hooper. These attackers could prove to be a problem for the struggling Hull defence.

Prediction: Hull City 0-1 Norwich City

Newcastle United vs West Ham United

The Toons are hoping for a bounce back after their 4-0 loss to Manchester City, but is this possible against a much better looking West Ham side? The additions of former Liverpool trio, Joe Cole, Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing, alongside the further additions of Razvan Rat and Alou Diarra, have significantly improved the side.

Newcastle have retained the services of striker Papis Cisse after strong speculation of a move away, and have also added pacey striker Loic Remy on a season long loan deal. The pairing could prove to be a nightmare for defenders, and so could possibly prove to be a problem for the West ham defence.

Prediction: Newcastle 1-1 West Ham

Southampton vs Sunderland

Southampton have bought well this summer, including the purchases of Pablo Osvaldo and Wanyama. Both are expected to play against the Black Cats tomorrow afternoon. Hoping to lead the line alongside Pablo Osvaldo up front is the in-form Rickie Lambert after recently scoring the winning goal against West Brom and scoring his first England goal with his first touch against Scotland.

Sunderland are expected to have Jozy Altidore retain his place in the team, alongside Giaccherini and Cabral who are also expected to start. 

Prediction: Southampton 2-1 Sunderland

Stoke City vs Crystal Palace

Both teams suffered narrow 1-0 defeats on the opening day of the season, and are both in need of the three points this weekend. Palace hosted Spurs last week and they were lucky to not have lost by more goals. Their defence looks very worrying and is in need of being further strengthened this transfer window.

On the contrary, Stoke are well known for their very defensive approach to the Premier League with tough tackling players including centre backs Ryan Shawcross and Robert Huth. Palace's attacking options are also limited with a lack of premier league experienced strikers in the squad- excluding new signing Marouane Chamakh. New loan signing Jason Puncheon is also expected to add a bit more experience to the side and could make his debut tomorrow. 

Prediction: Stoke 1-0 Crystal Palace

Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Aston Villa looked to be on the verge of getting relegated at times last season, but it appears to be a huge turn around of events after Villa have proven to be a significantly improved side after an away win against Arsenal and a narrow away loss against Chelsea. Belgium striker Christian Benteke pledged his loyalty to the club approximately two months ago, and has looked even sharper and more prolific this season after netting three goals in two games.

Liverpool have also looked sharper with the additions of Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Kolo Toure, Simon Mignolet and the left-back Cissokho. Furthermore, they look to have retained the services of striker Luis Suarez. This game could consist of a fair few goals for both sides.

Prediction: Aston Villa 2-3 Liverpool 

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