Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions including Liverpool v Chelsea plus Man Utd, Arsenal and Man City

first_imgTroy Deeney will be aiming to spoil Arsenal’s push for a top-four place (Getty Images)FA Cup finalists Watford won the corresponding fixture against Arsenal last season 2-1 and I think they will give Unai Emery’s side plenty to think about in a game sandwiched in-between the Gunners’ Europa League quarter-final ties with Napoli.Vicarage Road is sure to be bouncing after the Hornets’ tremendous Wembley comeback and the Gunners’ have yet to keep a clean sheet on the road so far this league season.If there is to be a winner on Monday night I feel it will be the hosts.Michael’s prediction: Watford 2-1 ArsenalMichael Owen is a brand ambassador for BetVictor. For more tips from Michael read his column here.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions including Liverpool v Chelsea plus Man Utd, Arsenal and Man City Advertisement Glenn Murray is four games without a goal for Brighton (REX)Only relegated Huddersfield and Fulham have a worse league record than Bournemouth since the end of October with the Cherries winning just five of their last 23 PL games. Indeed, only Fulham (44) have conceded more goals on the road this season than Eddie Howe’s side who took an early lead but were easily brushed aside by Burnley at the Vitality Stadium last weekend.Beaten FA Cup semi-finalists Brighton are without a win in their last nine league games against the Cherries (L5 D4) but I feel they can win a low-scoring encounter at the Amex.Michael’s prediction: Brighton 1-0 BournemouthBURNLEY VS CARDIFF CITY Can Son Heung-Min fire Spurs to victory in Harry Kane’s absence? (AFP/Getty Images)Spurs will take a narrow one goal lead back to the Etihad in the second leg of the Champions League next week and who knows just how important Sergio Aguero’s early penalty miss will be, once the dust has settled.Two games, two wins and two clean sheets for Spurs since they moved into the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and I would be very surprised if relegated Huddersfield dented that proud record at the weekend.Michael’s prediction: Tottenham 3-0 Huddersfield TownBRIGHTON VS BOURNEMOUTH Will Mohamed Salah punish his former club Chelsea (Getty Images)Liverpool take a two-goal lead to Porto on Wednesday and I feel they can maintain their title challenge against Chelsea even though the Blues have such an excellent recent record at Anfield – unbeaten in their last six in the Premier League and 2-1 winners in the League Cup earlier in the season.Chelsea are in Europa League action in Prague on Thursday having comfortably disposed of West Ham on Monday night courtesy of another Eden Hazard masterclass.Liverpool will have an extra 48 hours to prepare for the game and I expect to see the Reds – unbeaten in their last 37 PL games at Anfield – keep the points.AdvertisementMichael’s prediction: Liverpool 2-0 ChelseaWATFORD VS ARSENAL Michael OwenFriday 12 Apr 2019 6:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link707Shares Ashley Barnes has scored 10 Premier League goals for Burnley this season (PA Wire)Cardiff have lost five of their last six league games and I think Burnley will continue to climb the table and gain a third successive league win.Ashley Barnes scored the opening goal at Bournemouth last weekend – albeit at the wrong end – but quickly bounced back with his 10th league goal of the season and Barnes’ form mirrors that of the Clarets side.AdvertisementAdvertisementAfter a slow start he has really hit his straps in recent weeks and he could easily break Danny Ings’ PL club record of 11 goals in a season.Michael’s prediction: Burnley 2-1 Cardiff CityFULHAM VS EVERTON Dominic Calvert-Lewin is set to lead Everton’s line once again (Getty Images)Relegated Fulham have conceded at least twice in their last 13 league games and the only criticism you could throw at Everton in recent weeks – certainly their wins against West Ham and Arsenal – is that they have not been as clinical in front of goal as their general play has warranted.Dominic Calvert-Lewin continues to go from strength to strength for the Blues who I feel will have too much for the Cottagers and gain a fourth successive league win – all against sides from the capital.Michael’s prediction: Fulham 1-3 EvertonSOUTHAMPTON VS WOLVEScenter_img Sergio Aguero missed a crucial penalty for Manchester City against Spurs this week (Getty Images)City were not at their best against Spurs midweek, but they cannot afford to look ahead to the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final given they have a tough game at Selhurst Park on Sunday.Indeed, Palace are looking to do the double over City for the first time since the 1972-73 season and this will be a severe test of City’s title credentials. Win and the pressure is back on Liverpool – who entertain Chelsea later in the afternoon.If they drop points, then it will be advantage Liverpool – I expect Pep Guardiola’s side to show their class and mettle in what promises to be a terrific game.Michael’s prediction: Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester CityLIVERPOOL VS CHELSEA Raul Jimenez will be Wolves’ dangerman in attack (Getty Images)Wolves need to bounce back after their Wembley disappointment on Sunday when they let slip a two-goal lead in the FA Cup semi-final with Watford.Saints have dropped 23 points from winning positions so far this season after they lost the lead and all three points to title-challengers Liverpool at St Mary’s last Friday. I am finding it hard to split the teams and a draw is the recommendation.Michael’s prediction: Southampton 1-1 WolvesMANCHESTER UNITED VS WEST HAM Can Marcus Rashford help Manchester United get back to winning ways? (AMA/Getty Images)West Ham improved in the second half at Stamford Bridge on Monday, but they were well beaten by Chelsea and I expect United to keep all three points as they look to continue their push for a Champions League berth.AdvertisementThe Irons have lost six of their last seven away league games and have lost all four away games played so far this season against “big six” sides by an aggregate of 1-10.Michael’s prediction: Manchester United 3-1 West HamCRYSTAL PALACE VS MANCHESTER CITY Jamie Vardy has been in excellent form for Leicester (Getty Images)Leicester have won their last four Premier League games and the appointment of Brendan Rodgers has seen an upturn in the goalscoring fortunes of Jamie Vardy.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe striker has found the back of the net six times in the five games since the former Liverpool and Celtic boss took over the reins at the King Power and is at the top of his game at present.United have lost their last two league games and failed to score in both matches.I think the Magpies will find the back of the Foxes’ net at the King Power but feel the Foxes will gain what would be their first ever Premier League win on a Friday with their current record standing at P6 W0 D2 L4.Michael’s prediction: Leicester City 2-1 NewcastleTOTTENHAM VS HUDDERSFIELD TOWN Comment Advertisement Michael Owen returns with his latest Premier League picks (Getty/PA)The race for the Premier League continues this weekend with both Manchester City and Liverpool facing a severe test of their title credentials.Jurgen Klopp’s side are two points clear at the top of the Premier League and host Chelsea at Anfield.City, meanwhile, face a tricky trip to Crystal Palace, who pulled off a surprise win at the Etihad Stadium in December.Once again our Brand Ambassador Michael Owen shared his thoughts ahead of the action with BetVictor.ADVERTISEMENTLEICESTER CITY VS NEWCASTLE UNITEDlast_img