EPL: Michael Owen predicts United, Arsenal and Chelsea results.
Ahead of English Premier League big show-downs this weekend, Michael Owen has predicted winners of Arsenal vs Tottenham, Chelsea vs Fulham, Man United vs Southampton as well as Liverpool playing against Everton.
According to him, Tottenham will outshine Arsenal, Chelsea Filham, United to beat Southampton and Liverpool will edge over Everton later on Sunday.
Speaking to BetVictor, Owen said; ”Arsenal came from behind to win the reverse fixture at the Emirates 4-2 back in December, but I expect their North London rivals to gain their revenge back at Wembley in another hugely entertaining derby.
”Spurs’ have won five of their last seven PL home games against the Gunners and will want to bounce back, having lost their last two PL games on the road this week. They take a three-goal lead to Dortmund midweek and the Champions League looks their only realistic chance of silverware this term.
”The Gunners meanwhile, have picked up six home points this week and a win for Unai Emery’s side would take them within a point of their neighbours. The away side have only won one of the last 16 north London derbies and Arsenal remain vulnerable on their travels.
”I feel Spurs will extend the gap between the sides to seven points in Saturday’s early kick-off.”
However, he has Commented on the Chelsea clash with Fulham saying ;”Chelsea are unbeaten in their 17 PL games against their west London rivals and I would be surprised if the Cottagers bucked that trend in a game they simply cannot afford to lose given their defeat at St Mary’s midweek Chelsea bounced back from their League Cup defeat to beat Spurs midweek.
”The selection of Willy Caballero in goal for the Blues and the reaction he got from his players midweek suggested to me that Maurizio Sarri is very much in charge at the Bridge and has the full backing of his squad. His scoreline predicted is Chelsea to win 4/7.”
Asked about Manchester United against Southampton, he said; ”United remain unbeaten domestically under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and their injury-ravaged team were too good for Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park midweek. United have picked up five more points than any other club in the division since the Norwegian took charge.
”The Saints gained a valuable three points at home to Fulham midweek to ease their relegation worries although they remain just two points above the drop zone. As a former striker I enjoyed Romelu Lukaku’s predatory goals at Palace midweek. Although eight of his 10 PL goals so far this season have come on the road, I expect the Belgium international to be among the goals back at Old Trafford.”
Commenting on Everton vs Liverpool game, Owen said: ”Liverpool go into Sunday’s Merseyside derby unbeaten in their last 18 games against their local rivals although Everton gave Jurgen Klopp’s side a real test at Anfield when only a freakish late winner from Divock Origi separated the sides.
”Both teams had comfortable midweek wins, but the Blues are not in the same form as they were when the sides met in December and they have already lost at home to Spurs and Manchester City so far this season with Chelsea, United and Arsenal still to come to Goodison. Whatever the result of the game at the Vitality Stadium 24-hours earlier, I believe Liverpool will be top of the table come Sunday night. Michael’s Tip: Liverpool to win to nil 9/5.”