Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted that Chelsea will play a draw in opposition to Jurgen Klopp’s facet when either side conflict within the Premier League on Thursday night time at Anfield.
Owen additionally predicted Manchester United to beat Crystal Palace on Wednesday night time at Selhurst Park Stadium.
In accordance with him, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester Metropolis will thrash Wolves on the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night time.
Offering his predictions, Owen informed BetVictor: “This one is arguably the choose of the midweek matches. Again at Anfield, Liverpool will likely be determined to get on observe after a string of poor outcomes on house soil.
“They welcome a Chelsea facet that can little question be cautious. If Thomas Tuchel units as much as play on the counter, I might see them inflicting Liverpool issues. Nevertheless, if there’s one factor lacking from this Chelsea facet, it’s a recognised quantity 9.
“With that in thoughts, I believe this one will likely be tight. It’s a 1-1 draw for me.”
Commenting on the Crystal Palace vs Manchester United recreation, Owen stated, “Sunday’s goalless draw at Stamford Bridge signifies that it’s now 20 video games unbeaten on the street for Manchester United. They couldn’t get their typical counter-attacking recreation flowing in that match, however that was right down to Chelsea’s ways greater than anything.
“I believe that might be barely completely different right here. On house soil, Palace are prone to play on the entrance foot. If that occurs, I believe United will as soon as once more get their reward on the counter. With that in thoughts, I reckon the away facet will take the factors, albeit by a slim margin. Crystal Palace 0, Manchester United 1.”
On the Manchester Metropolis vs Wolves conflict, Owen stated, “Regardless of having a superb go, West Ham turned the newest facet to be dismissed by Manchester Metropolis on Saturday. That was the Residents’ 14th Premier League win in a row, and so they don’t appear like stopping anytime quickly.
“Wolves come into this undefeated in 5 matches, profitable three. That’s not unhealthy kind. Nevertheless, but once more, they regarded relatively toothless in entrance of aim in opposition to Newcastle on Saturday.
“There will likely be no such margin for error on the Etihad, and I simply can’t see previous the Manchester Metropolis juggernaut persevering with their profitable run on this one. Manchester Metropolis 3, Wolves 0.”
The kick-off time for Manchester Metropolis vs Wolves is 9 pm, whereas that of Liverpool vs Chelsea and Crystal Palace vs Man United is 9:15 pm.