Premier League predictions: Everton, Newcastle & West Ham back in action

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The Premier League is once again back in action this weekend for GW25.

Only a couple of days after we saw Luis Diaz shine on his first start for Liverpool against Leicester, while Arsenal claimed three points off Wolves, we are back with more Premier League football.

The likes of Manchester United, Tottenham & Leicester will be looking to return to winning ways, while Frank Lampard will be searching for his first win as Everton boss.

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Here are our predictions for this weekend’s top tier matches...

Man United v Southampton

After only one defeat in 13 matches for Manchester United, they have struggled over the past week after being knocked out of the FA Cup by Middlesbrough, before taking a point off Burnley on Tuesday night.

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Meanwhile, Southampton are on a high after taking three points off Tottenham and Man City in their previous two games.

Despite the Red Devils’ recent form, they are still unbeaten since January 3 and will be looking to bounce back.

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Ralf Rangnick’s side won’t want to fall behind in the race for the top four and so I expect them to take all three points against the Saints.

Prediction: Man Utd 2-0 Southampton

Brentford v Crystal Palace

Brentford are enduring a difficult patch in the league, falling to six successive defeats.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace have had a very up-and-down campaign under Patrick Vieira, however they have only one win in their last seven league matches.

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Wilfried Zaha is back in action after AFCON and will be hoping to make it two-in-two against Brentford, while Ivan Toney could return to the starting line-up for the Bees.

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Both sides will be searching for their first win of the year but I’m not sure either team will have to firepower to claim the victory.

Prediction: Brentford 1-1 Crystal Palace

Everton v Leeds United

This weekend’s match against Leeds is a huge one for Frank Lampard, who suffered a disappointing defeat to Newcastle midweek.

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Meanwhile, the Whites battled back to take a point after going 3-1 down to Aston Villa.

The Toffees could hand Donny van de Beek and Dele Alli their first starts since they arrived last month and they could hand Everton a huge boost at Goodison Park.

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Marcelo Bielsa’s side are still suffering numerous injuries and, after the huge shift they put in at Villa Park, will surely be worn out for Saturday’s tie.

Prediction: Everton 3-1 Leeds United

Watford v Brighton

Watford are in desperate need of a win as they sit 19th in the Premier League table - three points off safety.

Elsewhere, much like the rest of the season, Brighton are currently on a seven game unbeaten run - with four 1-1 draws.

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12 of their 22 league matches this season have been draws, with the Seagulls struggling to finish off teams throughout the campaign.

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Watford have failed to beat Brighton since August 2018 but Roy Hodgson will be keen to claim his first win since his arrival and will be boosted by the return of Emmanuel Dennis.

Prediction: Watford 2-1 Brighton

Norwich v Man City

Things have been looking up for Norwich since Dean Smith’s arrival and their chances of survival are looking increasingly positive.

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However, the Canaries have conceded 10 goals in their last two meetings with Pep Guardiola’s side and certainly don’t look like the team that will cause an upset against the league leaders.

Prediction: Norwich 0-3 Man City

Burnley v Liverpool

Liverpool were exceptional against Leicester last night and are boosted by the return of Mo Salah, as well as the arrival of Luis Diaz.

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The Colombian looked right at home against the Foxes and, alongside Salah and Diogo Jota, will be a force to be reckoned with for Burnley.

The Clarets are without a win since October and, despite one of the best defences in the league, are no match for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Prediction: Burnley 0-3 Liverpool

Newcastle v Aston Villa

Newcastle’s campaign finally looks to be on the up as they have taken two wins from their last two matches and are unbeaten in the league this year.

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Aston Villa were close to a brilliant win against Leeds United but came away with only a point, however Philippe Coutinho and Jacob Ramsey are giving their fans plenty to cheer about.

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These two sides guarantee goals, however it could quite easily go either way.

Prediction: Newcastle 3-2 Aston Villa

Tottenham v Wolves

Tottenham will be looking to bounce back from a poor loss to Southampton midweek and will be hoping to avoid falling behind in the race for the top four.

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Wolves are also searching for European football and their brilliant defensive record has played a vital role in their campaign so far.

Spurs could hand starts to their new signings, Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski, and will be hoping the former Juventus duo can help them claim the three points.

Prediction: Tottenham 1-0 Wolves

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Leicester v West Ham

Leicester have struggled this campaign and are in need of a win after defeats to Nottingham Forest and Liverpool in the past week.

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West Ham are enjoying a brilliant season and, despite falling short against Manchester United and Leeds, will be confident of a victory against the Foxes.

Leicester’s injury list could be the difference as the two teams clash this weekend, with the likes of Jonny Evans, Jamie Vardy and Timothy Castagne absent from their trip to Anfield.

However, Brendan Rodgers is still an exceptional manager and won’t roll over easily at the King Power Stadium.

Prediction: Leicester 1-1 West Ham

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