Paul Merson’s Premier League predictions
Bournemouth vs Chelsea and Southampton vs Crystal Palace also feature on Wednesday
Last Updated: 30/01/19 6:49pm
Paul Merson is back with his latest round of Premier League predictions, including Liverpool vs Leicester and Tottenham vs Watford.
There are four matches on Wednesday so read on to see who the Magic Man is backing…
Bournemouth vs Chelsea (Wednesday, 7.45pm)
This looks like a difficult game for Chelsea on paper.
However, a big positive for Chelsea is the fact they rested Eden Hazard against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday.
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Bournemouth love to go forward, especially at home, so this will be an open game. That will suit Chelsea and I think they will have too much for Eddie Howe’s side.
PAUL PREDICTS: 1-3 (12/1 with Sky Bet)
Southampton vs Crystal Palace (Wednesday, 7.45pm)
This is a good game but I’m just going to side with Crystal Palace.
Palace are a very dangerous team. I saw them against Liverpool just over a week ago and they are excellent on the break.
I don’t think Southampton will be able to live with Roy Hodgson’s side on the counter-attack.
PAUL PREDICTS: 1-2 (10/1 with Sky Bet)
Liverpool vs Leicester (Wednesday, 8pm)
It’s hard to make a case against Liverpool.
Leicester can be quite a dangerous side on their day but that’s the problem, you just don’t know what you are going to get from Claude Puel’s side from game to game.
One minute they can be a right handful but the next they are getting beat. So for me, it’s a Liverpool win with Jurgen Klopp’s side now opening up a seven-point lead at the top of the table follow City’s defeat at Newcastle.
PAUL PREDICTS: 3-1 (10/1 with Sky Bet)
Tottenham vs Watford (Wednesday, 8pm)
It’s a massive game for Tottenham! They suffered another cup exit at the weekend so they need to get back to winning ways, and fast!
Mauricio Pochettino has said the focus is on top four so he cannot afford defeat here.
Watford rested almost everybody against Newcastle. They made 11 changes so they will be raring to go at Wembley.
This will be a very hard game for Spurs but I’m backing them to edge it.
PAUL PREDICTS: 2-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet)