Michael Owen predicts Leicester City vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Arsenal, Man United, other games


Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier League, EPL, games.

Chelsea will face Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at the King Power Stadium.

Watford will host Manchester United in an away Premier League tie on Saturday.

Liverpool will tackle Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday evening, while Man City will face Everton on Sunday at Etihad.

Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Thomas Tuchel was furious to drop points at home to Burnley last time out. The Blues were leading and cruising, but you are always vulnerable if you don’t get that crucial second goal. It is a big week for the club with games at home to Juventus and Man United to follow, so I am expecting a good performance here.

“There is not much to separate these two, but I think Chelsea will narrowly edge it. I am going for 2-1 Chelsea.

Commenting on the Watford vs Manchester United game, Owen said, “Watford have scored in just one of their four games under Ranieri and that 5-2 win against Everton is looking more and more like an anomaly. They are firmly in a tough run of fixtures, and I don’t see things getting any better.

“I thought Man United were disappointing against City in the derby. There was no desire, no drive in the team and it was all so easy for City. United were far too cagey and looked way behind their rivals.

“This is an ideal game for them, though. Watford are in poor form and are struggling to score. I can see a comfortable 2-0 United win.”

Speaking on the Liverpool vs Arsenal match, Owen said, “This fixture has produced some classics down the years, could we see another here? The Reds followed up that draw against Brighton with a defeat against West Ham and Jurgen Klopp was understandably not happy. They’ve had some defensive issues in recent weeks and that will need sorting.

“That is now three wins in a row for Arsenal and just one goal conceded in that time. This will be a major test of where they are, though.

“I fancy Liverpool to get back to winning ways here. I can see Arsenal scoring, but I don’t trust their defence, 3-1 Liverpool.”

Commenting on the Manchester City vs Everton, “City were very impressive in the derby win against Man United. They controlled the ball and the game, particularly in the last half an hour. I thought Kyle Walker was immense at the back, I don’t think there’s a better full-back pairing in the world than Cancelo and Walker currently.

“Everton’s 0-0 draw against Spurs was uneventful. They had lost their last three, so it stops that run, at least. They have not won in the league since September, though and the pressure is beginning to build on Benitez.

“It won’t get any better for them here. City are hitting their best form and I can’t see anything but a straightforward 3-0 win for the Citizens.”