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    Premier League Preview: Can Newcastle United shock Manchester United and will Southampton get one over on Liverpool?

    Three Premier League games take place on Sunday, with struggling Huddersfield Town up against in-form Bournemouth, Newcastle United hosting Manchester United, and the grudge match between Southampton and Liverpool.

    How will these games pan out? Football Manics takes a closer look in this preview.

    Huddersfield Town vs. Bournemouth

    Things are going from bad to worse for the Terriers, who have slipped into the relegation zone after a run of five straight defeats - not a single point gained in 2018 - and are without a win since beating Watford in December.

    The Cherries, meanwhile, are up to ninth in the table after taking 10 points from their last five outings and are unbeaten in seven. Only Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have won more points since the turn of the year than Eddie Howe's side.

    Things change very quickly in football, and just two months ago, when Huddersfield beat the Hornets 4-1, they were 11th and Bournemouth 16th, but now I see the Cherries claiming all three points at the John Smith's Stadium.

    Score prediction: 1-3

    Newcastle United vs. Manchester United

    Winless in four and with just two wins in their last 17 league games, things aren't going tremendously well for Newcastle, who are perilously close to the drop zone, level on points with 18th-placed Stoke City, and haven't won in eight league games at home.

    United have lost just once in 10 top-flight outings, even if that defeat came in their last away game at Tottenham Hotspur, and they've also kept five clean sheets in their last six games.

    Jose Mourinho has never won a PL match on Tyneside, but I fancy his side to break that duck against his old rival Rafael Benitez and record a routine win at St James' Park.

    Score prediction: 0-2

    Southampton vs. Liverpool

    This fixture has become part grudge match and part meme ("Liverpool vs. Liverpool Reserves") given the Reds' acquisition of many key Southampton players in recent years, so Jurgen Klopp's side can expect a fiery, hostile reception at St Mary's.

    Southampton remain too close to the drop zone for comfort and only ended their league winless run last week with victory over a meek West Bromwich Albion outfit, but their record against Liverpool is decent, particularly at home.

    Liverpool, meanwhile, have lost just one of their last 17 games, but it was against Swansea City, which will give Saints hope of springing an upset against Virgil van Dijk's current employers - but I personally expect Jurgen Klopp to have prepared his side accordingly.

    Score prediction: 0-2

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