EPL: Owen predicts Everton vs Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham, other fixtures
Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of the Premier League match-day fifteen games.
West Ham United will host Chelsea at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Manchester United will tackle Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Sunday, while Tottenham Hotspur will host Norwich City on Sunday.
Everton will host Arsenal at Goodison Park on Monday night.
Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “What a game to start the Premier League weekend! David Moyes must have been gutted to have conceded such a late equaliser to Brighton and West Ham are on a poor run of form at the minute. The good news is that they remain firmly in the top four race, but they need to start picking up more points.
“It wasn’t a dominating victory, but Wednesday’s win over Watford was vital for Chelsea. My only concern at the minute for them is the number of goals they are scoring. Lukaku is still working his way back to full fitness, so they need him back fit and firing.
“This will be a very even game, but I can see Chelsea narrowly edging it, 2-1.”
Commenting on the Man Utd vs Crystal Palace game, Owen said, “The main man, Cristiano Ronaldo, again stole the headlines with his 800th and 801st career goals in the win against Arsenal. It will be very interesting to see how Ralf Rangnick gets on as the United boss and how he manages Ronaldo.
“That’s now two defeats in a row for Palace. They had a few chances against Leeds on Tuesday but to concede in the last minute must be a tough one to take.
“Palace have given the top sides some problems this season, and I don’t think this will be easy for United. I think they will have just too much though, 2-1.”
Speaking on the Everton vs Arsenal fixture, Owen said, “The pressure is well and truly on Rafa Benitez now. Everton’s form is poor but the performance against Liverpool was alarming. They do have a lot of injuries and the sooner they get Calvert-Lewin back the better.
“Mikel Arteta will have been disappointed to leave Old Trafford with nothing. Arsenal were a bit too passive after taking the lead and it will feel like a missed opportunity.
“This feels like a make-or-break game for Rafa Benitez. I don’t think Everton will lose this; I’m going for a 1-1 draw.”
Commenting on the Tottenham vs Norwich City clash, Owen said, “Spurs aren’t exactly scoring at will, but they are beginning to look more solid. I’m going for 1-0 Spurs here.”
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