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Former player and football pundit Steve McMahon predicts the outcomes of this week’s English Premier League matches

By Steve McMahon


Manchester City vs Manchester United

It’s a big game and I’m sure Sir Alex Ferguson will be negative here to try for a draw or a narrow and not concede goals at the Etihad Stadium.

Also, City have gone 37 games unbeaten at home and are yet to beaten this season. They have been keeping a tight defence so far and it’s not likely a negative United side will break them.

Prediction: 1-0 (Half-time 0-0)

West Ham United vs Liverpool

Both sides come into the match with their main strikers missing - Andy Carroll will miss out via injury while Luis Suarez is suspended for this one.

Without firepower from both sides, they will cancel each other out for a draw.

Prediction: 1-1 (Half-time 0-0)


Other predictions ~

Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion (HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1)

Aston Villa vs Stoke City (HT: 0-0, FT: 0-0)

Southampton vs Reading (HT: 1-0, FT: 1-1)

Sunderland vs Chelsea (HT: 0-1, FT: 0-2)

Swansea City vs Norwich City (HT: 1-0, FT: 2-0)

Wigan Athletic vs Queens Park Rangers (HT: 0-1, FT: 1-2)

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur (HT: 1-0, FT: 2-0)

Fulham vs Newcastle United (HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1)


Former Liverpool and England International Steve McMahon is a football expert with ESPN’s The Verdict at 8pm.