Paul Merson's predictions for Manchester United vs Manchester City and other Premier League GW 11 fixtures

Paul Merson

Brentford vs Norwich City

Brentford v Liverpool - Premier League
Brentford v Liverpool - Premier League

This is a must-win Premier League game for Brentford. They lost against Leicester City and were poor against relegation-rivals Burnley. They were 3-0 behind in no time last weekend, and they now have two massive games against Norwich and Newcastle.

Norwich are absolutely all over the place at the moment. They played quite well against Leeds last week but ultimately ended up shooting themselves in the foot. A defeat for Brentford here could mean the start of a slide in the Premier League, but I'm with them to win this game.

Prediction: Brentford 2-0 Norwich City

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Newcastle United

Crystal Palace v Newcastle United - Premier League
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United - Premier League

Newcastle are in major trouble at the moment. They're going to set up defensively this weekend, but Brighton have quality all over the pitch and should be able to break them down easily. Newcastle don't have a manager going into this game, and I don't think anyone wants the job either.

Eddie Howe is evidently going to become the club's manager this month but I don't think that whets the appetite of the Newcastle fanbase. I like Eddie Howe as a manager, but I'm not sure he's going to rock the boat with the players at his disposal.

One of these clubs is a proper team and one isn't at the moment, and I think Brighton should win this Premier League game comfortably.

Prediction: Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Newcastle United

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur v Vitesse: Group A - UEFA Europa Conference League
Tottenham Hotspur v Vitesse: Group A - UEFA Europa Conference League

This is a big game for both teams, and it's quite hard to call. Everton are all over the place at the moment, and I couldn't believe what I was watching against Watford. They were atrocious in the first half against Wolves and are under a lot of pressure going into this game.

Antonio Conte's a winner and he's going to make Tottenham Hotspur a better team. They scored three goals against Vitesse yesterday and I think they'll start finding the back of the net more often in the Premier League as well. Conte worked wonders with Romelu Lukaku at Inter Milan, and he could get the best out of Harry Kane this season.

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Everton's a hard place for a visiting team, and they did step up in the second half against Wolves. They can't possibly be that bad for too long, and I see them holding Tottenham Hotspur to a draw in the Premier League this weekend.

Prediction: Everton 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Leeds United vs Leicester City

Brentford v Leicester City - Premier League
Brentford v Leicester City - Premier League

I remember this game from last year - Leicester won the match by a 4-1 margin, but Leeds were impressive on the day. Leicester are struggling a bit in the Premier League at the moment. They lost to Arsenal last weekend and it now looks like they'll also be out of the Europa League.

Leeds are also finding it quite difficult in the Premier League. They got a good result against Norwich last week but they weren't particularly impressive. Leicester aren't too bad, but I thought they would do better than they are. I see both sides playing out a draw this weekend.

Prediction: Leeds United 2-2 Leicester City

Arsenal vs Watford

Arsenal v Leeds United - Carabao Cup Round of 16
Arsenal v Leeds United - Carabao Cup Round of 16

Arsenal are flying in the Premier League. They're playing really well at the moment, but they need to be careful against Watford. Arsenal got great results against Leicester and Aston Villa, and they're playing with plenty of pace and energy.

Watford are a decent team on the counter and stunned Everton last week. Arsenal are building their team very well at the moment, and are nine games unbeaten now. They have a couple of hard matches after Watford, and going into their Liverpool game with a ten-match unbeaten streak would help the team.

Arsenal had no points in their first three games and weren't able to score a goal, while Tottenham were at the top of the Premier League table. Spurs have now sacked their manager, and Arsenal are flying - it's a strange game, this.

In four weeks' time, Arsenal could well be battered by Liverpool and we'd be calling them flat-track bullies. But we have to give them credit where it's due, and they are defeating teams that they should be putting away. Arsenal are looking good at the moment and should be able to win this game.

Prediction: Arsenal 3-1 Watford

West Ham United vs Liverpool

Manchester United v Liverpool - Premier League
Manchester United v Liverpool - Premier League

With Chelsea being favourites against Burnley, this is a must-win for Liverpool. They have Arsenal to play against after this, and they cannot afford to lose against West Ham.

Liverpool have already topped their Champions League group and they're going along nicely at the moment. If Liverpool are on song this weekend, I don't see how West Ham can stop them.

West Ham have been excellent in the Premier League this season and could have a go on Sunday. I think Liverpool have too much for West Ham at the moment and I think Jurgen Klopp should be able to pick up another victory here.

Prediction: West Ham United 1-3 Liverpool

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