Premier League weekend predictions: Who will emerge victorious in the Merseyside and North London derbies?

Simon Rice and James Orr preview this weekend's fixtures

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Will Tottenham continue their good start to the year with a win over bitter rivals Arsenal? Will Sean Dyche name the same starting eleven for the tenth game in a row? Will QPR start to prosper without Harry Redknapp? The Independent's Simon Rice and James Orr offer their predictions for this weekend's matches.

Saturday sees two big derbies start and end the day of football: Arsenal travel to neighbours Tottenham in one of the league’s most anticipated matches, never failing to provide goals, red cards and drama. Saturday ends with Liverpool visiting Everton, with Brendan Rodgers’ side hoping to continue their good run of form since Christmas.  Elsewhere, Aston Villa will try to end over 10 hours of league football without scoring a goal – unfortunately, leaders Chelsea are the visitors at Villa Park.

Here are Rice and Orr's predictions for this weekend:

Tottenham v Arsenal

SR: 1-2  JO: 1-1

Aston Villa v Chelsea

SR: 0-2 JO: 0-4

Leicester City v Crystal Palace

SR: 1-1 JO: 1-0

Manchester City v Hull

SR: 3-0 JO: 3-1

QPR v Southampton

SR: 1-1 JO: 0-1

Swansea v Sunderland

SR: 1-0 JO: 2-0

Everton v Liverpool

SR: 1-2 JO: 2-2

Newcastle v Stoke

SR: 2-0 JO: 2-1

Burnley v West Brom

SR: 1-1 JO: 1-0

West Ham v Manchester United

SR: 1-1 JO: 1-2

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