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Premier League: Bottom half predictions 2013-2014

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Every year the Premier League provides us with many twists and turns and you never know what is going to happen.

The 2013/14 season has just got going and from what we have seen so far, its going to be just as spectacular as ever.

Here I will be looking at which position I think the bottom ten clubs will finish and my reasons for these predictions.

20th: Crystal Palace - They did well to win the play-offs and deserve their place in the Premier League but the loss of Wilfried Zaha and a lack of summer signings could see them struggle this season.

19th: Hull City - Not many expected them to get promoted to the Premier League but a good string of performances last season helped them achieve this great feat. The signing of Tom Huddlestone will be a great addition to the squad but they lack depth up front and could struggle to score goals this season.

18th: Stoke City - The sacking of Tony Pulis came as a shock to many due to their respectable league finish last season. Now Mark Hughes will take charge but his style of play doesnt suit Stoke's direct football which could cost them their Premier League status.

17th: Cardiff City - The reigning Championship winners will head into this season with a lot of confidence, especially after beating Manchester City 3-2 last weekend. The additions of Gary Medel and Andreas Cornelius with give the Bluebirds big aspirations but the squad lacks Premier League experience. However I still predict them to survive by the skin of their teeth.

16th: Fulham - The London club have now been in the Premier League for 12 years and have become a "mid-table club". This season I think they will find it a bit more difficult but with the acquisition of Martin Steklenberg, they should be relatively safe.

15th: Sunderland - Managed by the controversial Paulo Di Canio, they have signed numerous players this transfer window so far including striker Jozy Altidore. I think it will take time for the club to adjust to these additions and I expect them to finish in a respectable position this season.

14th: Norwich City - Ever since their return to the Premier League, they have made a big mark and are continuing to develop every year. Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper will definitely solve Norwich's striker shortage which should reflect on their league finish. However I don't predict them to finish as high as last year.

13th: West Bromich Albion - An impressive league finish of eighth last season will be tough to repeat with the loss of Romelu Lukaku and a shortage of Summer signings.

12th: Newcastle United - When they finished fifth place in the Premier League a couple of years ago, many fans were looking forward to a future in European football but their form has declined since then and they have started to lose some of their best players.

11th: Aston Villa - Last season was all about Christian Benteke for Villa and they hope he will continue his form this season. If he does then they could be looking at a mid-table finish.

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