GMF Premier League predictions: Gameweek three

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Another weekend of Premier League action is upon us.

After the distraction of transfer deadline day, expect a parade of new signings to walk gingerly onto your club's hallowed turf for the first time today.

Will that new Uruguayan wide-man live up to the hype, is that new Japanese international really worth the £10m fee? Well, all will be revealed today...


West Ham v Fulham

The Hammers will be up on cloud nine after signing Andy Carroll. There cannot be a barrelling frontman more suited to West Ham's rugged style of play, and the big number nine should be a roaring success at Upton Park. But Fulham will be no pushovers. The loss of key players will be painful - Mousa Dembele especially - but Martin Jol has bought wisely and they will be competitive this season. A tight game but the Hammers squeak it.

West Ham 2 - 1 Fulham

Swansea v Sunderland

Michael Laudrup had a tough act to follow in Brendan Rodgers, but the Dane has made it look easy. The Swans look even stronger than last season, with Michu in particular catching the eye. Sunderland have been busy themselves in the transfer market but the new signings could take time to settle. The Swans edge it by one.

Swansea 1 - 0 Sunderland

Tottenham v Norwich

One point from two games is not the start Andre Villas-Boas had in mind when he took the reins. A home game against Norwich is the perfect chance to chalk up Spurs' first win, but so was last week's game against West Brom. This time around though, expect none of the last second drama at White Hart Lane. AVB gets his new-look Spurs firing, while Chris Houghton is left to grimly ponder his side's tough season ahead.

Tottenham 3 - 0 Norwich

West Brom v Everton

Impressive starts from both sides means this is a third versus fourth clash. David Moyes has got his Everton side playing excellently while Steve Clarke has taken to life as a number one with ease. This game should be close, and a draw is most likely.

West Brom 1 - 1 Everton

Wigan v Stoke

Roberto Martinez will be quietly pleased with Wigan's start to the season, and the Latics have another great opportunity on Saturday. Stoke have struggled to score goals in their first two Premier League games, and Tony Pulis will be eager to get a first win under their belts. It's unlikely to be pretty, but Pulis gets what he wants on Saturday.

Wigan 0 - 2 Stoke

Manchester City v QPR

Cue montages of 13 May 2012. Less than four months after that memorable May day, City and QPR return to do it all again. City staged their own mini reinactment against Southampton on the opening day, but Saturday's match should be a more placid affair.

Manchester City 3 - 0 QPR


Liverpool v Arsenal

For a second weekend in a row, Liverpool host Super Sunday's main fare. The visit of Arsenal has historically been a good place to find goals, but this year the Gunners travel to Anfield without a Premier League strike to their name. But that's likely to change on Sunday, judging by the generosity of Liverpool's defenders in recent weeks.

Liverpool 1 -1 Arsenal

Newcastle v Aston Villa

For Alan Pardew's Newcastle a draining midweek European adventure will likely mean he rings the changes for the visit of Aston Villa. Paul Lambert's side remain stuck at the foot of the table, and a win at the Sports Direct Arena is a big ask.

Newcastle 2 - 0 Aston Villa

Southampton v Manchester United

Southampton's defeat to Wigan could prove costly. The Saints have a nightmarish start to the season, and today's visit of Manchester United is unlikely to yield any points. But with Wayne Rooney absent through injury, and United light at the back, Southampton will get chances. Whether they take them is a different story.

Southampton 1 - 2 Manchester United

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