Michael Owen, a former Manchester United striker, has predicted several of this weekend's English Premier League (EPL) games.
On Sunday evening, Chelsea will host Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, while Tottenham will go to Burnley for a Premier League match.
On Saturday evening, Liverpool will welcome Southampton at Anfield, while Manchester City will face West Ham United on Sunday.
Arsenal will face Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
"Arsenal welcome Newcastle at noon, hoping to put right what turned into a terrible 90 minutes last week at Anfield," Owen said for BetVictor.
The Gunners were in good form prior to that encounter. They appear to be a team that will play well against teams outside of the top six, but need that additional touch of quality against the better teams at the present. After testing negative, Eddie Howe will return to the dugout, which might give his team a much-needed boost.
"This game may be closer than the league standings shows, but I believe the home team will win." Arsenal drew 1-1 with Newcastle."
"Liverpool pushed aside Porto at Anfield midweek, and back on home turf, you'd expect nothing less than three points," Owen remarked of Liverpool's match against Southampton. Southampton has been in decent form recently, but their loss to Norwich last week was a massive disappointment. This will be a different kind of challenge, and with Sadio Mane on fire, I wouldn't be surprised if he scores against his previous club in a comfortable win. "Leeds 3 Southampton 0."
"It was a stroll in the park for City at home to Everton last weekend, and they'll need more of the same tonight to keep up with pace-setters, Chelsea," Owen stated of the Manchester City vs West Ham match. West Ham are a formidable opponent. They may be difficult to break down, and Michael Antonio can be a handful in attack. I'm looking forward to a good game here. After an amazing midweek win over PSG, City should be on a high, and with the wind in their sails, I predict they'll pick up another three points. Man City won 3-1 against West Ham."
"Super Sunday sees Manchester United visit Stamford Bridge," Owen remarked of the Chelsea vs. Manchester United match. Midweek, Michael Carrick received the reaction he wanted from his players, but this is a greater test. Chelsea had a fantastic game against Juventus. They're a defensive force to be reckoned with, which is essential if you want to win the championship. I believe Carrick will use Van de Beek and Sancho once more, but Chelsea are simply too powerful for me. I'm picking the Blues to win all three games. "Chelsea 3 vs. Manchester United 1."
"The riddle that is Tottenham Hotspur continued when they tumbled to a, let's face it, embarrassing defeat to Mura midweek," Owen stated of the Burnley versus Tottenham match. Some of those players need to take a long, hard look in the mirror, and who knows what Antonio Conte thinks about it all. They merely require a response, yet this is another difficult situation. Burnley isn't surrendering many goals right now, but they aren't scoring either. Spurs should win this match if their best players show up. I'm giving them another shot, and I believe they'll succeed by the tiniest of margins. "Tottenham drew 0-0 with Burnley."
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