Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions for Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs vs Chelsea

Michael Owen working as a pundit for Amazon Prime during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux on December 27, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
Owen gave his latest round of predictions (Picture: Getty Images)

The latest round of Premier League fixtures is almost upon us, and Michael Owen has cast his eye over the upcoming matches.

Every team is involved in the midweek action, with things still very tight at the top and in the race for a top-four finish.

The week’s biggest match sees London rivals Chelsea and Spurs go head-to-head, in what will be Thomas Tuchel’s biggest test since taking charge at Stamford Bridge.

And former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Owen thinks Jose Mourinho will bring about Tuchel’s first defeat at his new club.

Chelsea visit Spurs with Thomas Tuchel’s first three points as Blues manager in the bag after Sunday’s 2-0 home win against Burnley,’ Owen told Bet Victor.

‘For Spurs, their Sunday wasn’t as successful as they went down 1-0 away to Brighton.

Jose Mourinho the head coach / manager of Tottenham Hotspur gestures during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at American Express Community Stadium on January 31, 2021 in Brighton, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors.
Mourinho will hope his side bounces back (Picture: AMA/Getty)

‘Talk of winning the title will seem like a distant memory for Spurs’ fans, but I just wonder what Jose Mourinho has up his sleeve ahead of this one.

‘It’ll be an interesting battle between the two managers, and even though Tottenham haven’t had the results they may have wanted recently, these are the types of matches where Jose Mourinho excels.

‘With that in mind, I fancy Spurs to just edge it over their London rivals.’

Arsenal are in action on Tuesday evening against Wolves and Owen expects Mikel Arteta’s side to end up frustrated.

He added: ‘Arsenal shared the points with Manchester United on Saturday night in a match where neither team could honestly say they deserved all three points.

‘That said, Mikel Arteta will be a happy man as his side are now undefeated in seven Premier League matches and have conceded only twice in those fixtures.

‘Wolves arrive here amid a patchy run; however, I can’t help casting my mind back to their terrific performance at the Emirates earlier in the season. If they deploy similar tactics here, I think they could have some joy on the counter-attack.

‘This could be a cagey affair, so I’m siding with the draw.’

Michael Owen Premier League predictions

Sheffield United 2-1 West Brom
Wolves 1-1 Arsenal
Man Utd 2-1 Southampton
Newcastle 1-1 Crystal Palace
Burnley 0-2 Man City
Fulham 1-3 Leicester
Aston Villa 2-0 West Ham
Liverpool 3-0 Brighton
Spurs 2-1 Chelsea

Later that night, Manchester United will look to draw level on points with table toppers Manchester City – at least for 24 hours.

‘Two weeks is a long time in football, just ask Ole Gunnar Solkjaer,’ wrote Owen. ‘One point from their last six is not what the United manager would have targeted following his side’s excellent FA Cup win against Liverpool.

‘Visitors, Southampton, arrive here after a couple of underwhelming results of their own. Back-to-back defeats in the league mean the Saints have lost a bit of ground in the race for Europe.

‘Although he’s had them playing some excellent stuff this season, Ralph Hasenhüttl hasn’t got the biggest of squads and his players have certainly more miles on the clock than many.

‘With that in mind, I think United’s strength in depth should be enough to see them secure the points.’

Owen is confident another of his former sides, Liverpool, will pick up three points.

‘It’s back-to-back wins in the league for Liverpool,’ said Owen. ‘The champions have looked more like the side we’ve become accustomed to over the last few years, especially in Sunday’s win against West Ham where they scored a couple of world-class goals.

‘They look to make it three on the bounce against a Brighton side that shocked Spurs on Sunday night. That was a huge result for the Seagulls in their fight for survival, however, Liverpool are starting to look very dangerous and I think the Reds will have more than enough to win.’

In the other games, Owen predicts Manchester City, Leicester, Sheffield United and Aston Villa will stride to victory, while Newcastle and Crystal Palace will share the spoils.

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