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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

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Tottenham vs Newcastle

Newcastle are starting to find a bit of form and proved in last week’s 3-2 win over Chelsea what they are capable of if they play to their full potential.

Alan Pardew also looks to have done a fine piece of business with his January signings, and with Tottenham lacking options up front, I think they’re going to struggle to beat the Magpies, even with home advantage.

Prediction: 1-1 (Halftime: 0-0)

Chelsea vs Wigan

We are now approaching the business end of the campaign and every match is now crucial, especially for a side like Chelsea, who are trying to hold off the chasing pack in their bid for automatic UEFA Champions League qualification.

The Blues will be desperate to bounce back from defeat but I’m backing them to rise to the occasion against a Wigan side who have been inconsistent all season long.

Prediction: 3-0 (Halftime: 1-0)

Other predictions

Stoke vs Reading (HT: 1-0, FT: 2-0)

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

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

Norwich vs Fulham (HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1)

Southampton vs Man City (HT: 0-1, FT: 0-2)

Aston Villa vs West Ham (HT: 0-0, FT: 0-1)

Man United vs Everton (HT: 1-0, FT: 2-0)

Liverpool vs West Brom (HT: 1-0, FT: 2-0)



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

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