EPL: Owen predicts outcome of Man Utd vs Liverpool, Chelsea, City, Leicester, other fixtures
Chelsea 3, Norwich 0
Liverpool 2, Man 1
Man City 2, Brighton 0
Brentford 1, Leicester 2
Former Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, matches that will be played this weekend.
Manchester United will host Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday evening, while Chelsea will tackle Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Manchester City will clash with Brighton on today evening in an away Premier League tie, and Brentford will host Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.
Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Chelsea rode their luck at times against Brentford and Edouard Mendy was exceptional in goal. No team can play at their best in every game, so for Chelsea to still claim the win really shows their quality this season.
"Norwich have still only scored two goals in the league, which is clearly nowhere near good enough. I thought before the season that they would score a lot of goals but concede a lot, but right now they aren’t even scoring.
I can only see a comfortable Chelsea win here. I’ll say 3-0. ”
On the Brighton vs Man City game, Owen said, “Brighton have had two 0-0 draws in a row now and will probably feel that they should have left Carrow Road with all three points last week. Their defensive statistics are outstanding, and with just five goals conceded, only Chelsea and City have conceded less.
“After a routine home win against Burnley, City looked in sublime form against Brugge on Tuesday. Foden was exceptional and City could have scored more than the five they got.
“This won’t be an easy game for Pep’s men, but I think they will get the win. I don’t think Brighton will have enough threat to hurt City, so I’m predicting a 2-0 win. ”
Commenting on the Man United vs Liverpool match, Owen said, “I can’t wait for this one. Man United were disappointing away at Leicester last week. They created some chances, but defensively, it was far too easy for Leicester to create chances and to play through the United press. They looked too open for me, so Solskjaer will need to adjust the balance of this side.
There’s only one place to start when it comes to Liverpool, Mo Salah. He’s surely the best player in the world right now and that goal last week was sublime. He’s been virtually unplayable this season, so this is a huge task for the United defence to keep him quiet.
United will no doubt play better than they did last week, but I still think the Reds can get the win. I’ll say 2-1. will Mo Salah be one of the scorers? ”
Speaking on the Brentford vs Leicester fixture, Owen said, “Brentford boss Thomas Frank probably couldn’t believe his side got beat last week. They created plenty of chances against Chelsea last week and if Edouard Mendy wasn’t in such good form, they would have got at least one point if not more. Still, this Brentford side remains such a threat.
I know it’s early in the season but that win over Man United feels like a season-altering win for the Foxes. They haven’t quite been at their best so to win, and win deservedly, will do them the world of good. Jamie Vardy continued to score and took his goal brilliantly!
“I don’t think there’s much between these two on current form, but I’m leaning towards Leicester here. I’m going for 2-1 Leicester.”
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