Former Premier League and La Liga striker, Michael Owen has tipped Chelsea to defeat Bournemouth 1-2 in Wednesday’s Premier League fixture.
He also predicted Manchester United to beat Burnley 3-0 in tonight’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford.
According to him, Arsenal will defeat Cardiff City 2-0 in the Premier League fixture on Tuesday night at Emirates, while Manchester City will beat Newcastle United 2-0.
Owen, however, predicted Liverpool to beat Leicester City 3-1 at Anfield in the Premier League fixture on Wednesday.
Owen told BetVictor: “Bournemouth vs Chelsea Bournemouth have lost their last five home games against Chelsea in all competitions and have already been beaten by the Blues twice this season including a 1-0 defeat in the League Cup at the Vitality Stadium. Bournemouth have had the week off to prepare for the visit of the Blues while Chelsea reached the final of the Carabao Cup on Thursday and were in FA Cup action on Sunday.
“Maurizio Sarri’s side are struggling for goals and have not scored more than twice in their last dozen league games which is a surprise for a side of their quality. I’m looking forward to seeing loan signing Gonzalo Higuain reunited with Sarri, after their successful spell together in Naples, and it will be fascinating to see what impact the 31-year-old Argentinian striker can make in the Premier League. The Cherries returned to winning ways against West Ham last weekend, but I just think the visitors will take the points back to the capital. Michael’s prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 Chelsea”.
Commenting on the Arsenal vs Cardiff City game, Owen said: “Arsenal vs Cardiff Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 home Premier League games and have won their last five at the Emirates including an excellent win against Chelsea last time when their high press and controlled aggression was too much for the visitors.
“It has been a difficult week for Cardiff with new signing Emiliano Sala on board a plane that went missing over the English Channel on Monday. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. The Bluebirds lost 3-0 at St James’s Park in their last league game and it is hard to make a case for them given they have only scored once in their last five league games. Cardiff boss Neil Warnock has managed three previous sides in top-flight football at Arsenal beginning back in 1991 with Notts County. Those clubs – also Sheffield United in 2006 & QPR in 2011 – have yet to score a goal let alone pick up a point. I fear it will be another fruitless trip on Tuesday. Michael’s prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Cardiff City”.
On the Manchester United vs Burnley game, Owen said: “Manchester United vs Burnley Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will become the first ever manager in the history of the Premier League to win his first seven league games if the Red Devils beat Burnley at Old Trafford – an extraordinary achievement irrespective of what games the fixture list has thrown up.
“United are unbeaten in their last 19 home games against the Clarets in all competitions and the players will be aware of what record the Norwegian will break if they keep the points. I expect history to be made at Old Trafford. Michael’s prediction: Manchester United 3-0 Burnley”.
Commenting on the Newcastle vs Man City match, Owen said: “Newcastle United vs Manchester City A cracking win for United at home to Cardiff last weekend but they are likely to find champions City a much different proposition back at St James’s Park. The Magpies are without a win in their last 22 Premier League games against City and it is hard to see them bucking that trend with the champions in such good form at present. One for the statisticians – this will be Pep Guardiola’s 100th PL game in charge of City – they have won 73 of the previous 99 games.
“The record for Premier League wins in their opening 100 games currently stands at 73 with Jose Mourinho equal with City’s Spanish manager. I feel it will be a record-breaking Premier League midweek for the managers of both Manchester giants. Michael’s prediction: Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City”.
On the Liverpool vs Leicester City game, Owen said: “Liverpool vs Leicester City Liverpool have won their last seven home Premier League games and I feel they will continue that sequence against a Leicester side who – like their hosts – were involved in a seven-goal thriller in their last league game.
“Neither side was involved in the FA Cup fourth Round, so they should be fit and ready to go with Jurgen Klopp taking his Reds’ squad out to Dubai for some warm weather training. The Foxes are likely to play their part in what promises to be a cracking game, but it is Liverpool to keep the points for me. Michael’s prediction: Liverpool 3-1 Leicester City”.