EPL: Paul Merson predicts Norwich vs Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, other games

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson has predicted some of the Premier League match-day 16 fixtures.

Chelsea will host Leeds United on Saturday evening at Stamford Bridge, while Liverpool will tackle Aston Villa at Anfield.

Norwich City will face Manchester United at home on Saturday evening, while Arsenal will clash with Southampton at Emirates Stadium.

Manchester City will host Wolves on Saturday afternoon at Etihad.

Providing his predictions, Merson told Sportskeeda: “I don’t see Wolves scoring a single goal against Manchester City. They can hold on for quite a bit and have been tight at the back, but they just aren’t able to find the back of the net. I thought Wolves did very well against Liverpool last week, but they’ve got to take their chances when they push forward.

“I’m going to go with a very comfortable victory for Manchester City. Manchester City 2, Wolves 0.”

Commenting on the Chelsea vs Leeds United, Merson said: “This is a big game for Chelsea. They were poor against a West Ham side that wasn’t really going anywhere and have a few defensive issues to fix at the moment. Mendy has been absolutely outstanding so far but made a mistake against West Ham – Tuchel will just have to let it go at this point.

“Leeds haven’t been major goalscorers in the Premier League this season and I think Chelsea will go back to keeping a clean sheet in this game. Chelsea 3, Leeds United 0.”

Speaking on the Liverpool vs Aston Villa, Merson said, “Aston Villa will cause Liverpool a few problems along the way this weekend, but will their defense turn up? Steven Gerrard’s biggest problem at the moment is consistency – can they step up for a full 90 minutes? They managed it against Crystal Palace, but not against Brighton and Leicester.

“Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane played 60 minutes in what effectively was a dead rubber in the Champions League, and fair play to them. Who wouldn’t want to play at the San Siro? I think Liverpool have too much quality for Aston Villa and should be able to win this game. Liverpool 3, 1 Aston Villa 1.”

On the Arsenal vs Southampton game, Merson said, “This is a huge Premier League game for Arsenal. These are the games they have managed to win this season.

“They can kick on after this game and have a few nice fixtures coming up. I’m going to go with an Arsenal victory this weekend. Arsenal 2, Southampton 0.”

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