Former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen has tipped Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to defeat Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on Sunday evening in the Premier League fixture at Anfield.
He also predicted Chelsea to beat Brighton in Sunday’s Premier League fixture.
According to him, Tottenham will defeat Burnley on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League fixture.
Owen, however, tipped Arsenal to defeat Southampton on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League fixture.
“I was surprised to see that Liverpool are without a win in their last eight Premier League games against United, but I think the hosts will keep all three points at Anfield in the game of the weekend,” Owen told BetVictor.
“The last couple of league games between the clubs at Anfield have finished goalless, but United have struggled to keep clean sheets in the Premier League so far this term and I would be surprised if Jose Mourinho’s side were able to keep Liverpool at arm’s length.
“That said, Liverpool’s much-vaunted attacking trio of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have yet to score, or indeed assist, a goal against United in a combined total of 855 minutes in the EPL.
“I expect the Reds front-three to buck that trend at Anfield in what promises to be a fiercely-fought game between these two great clubs.”
Commenting on the Arsenal vs Southampton game, Owen said: “Arsenal have scored at least twice in their last seven away games in the Premier League and I expect to see goals at St Mary’s with Unai Emery’s side coming out on top of an entertaining game.
“The Gunners have lost just two of their last 17 games against Southampton in all competitions and the hosts are currently on a barren run of 14 games. These are difficult and worrying times for the Saints and I can’t see them getting anything against an in-form Arsenal.”
On the Chelsea vs Brighton game, Owen said: “Chelsea have lost their last couple of Premier League games on the road, but they are a quality outfit and are taken to take the points back to the capital even though Brighton have only lost one of their last ten home Premier League games.
“Chelsea have won all six games between the clubs in top-flight English football and the last time Brighton beat the Blues in any competition was a 1933 3rd Round FA Cup tie!
“Eden Hazard has provided an assist in his last three Premier League games and the Belgian international has been back to his brilliant best of late.
“He might be the difference between the sides at the Amex.”
Commenting on the Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley, Owen added: “Burnley picked up a valuable three points at home to Brighton last weekend, but they continue to struggle away from Turf Moor, having picked up just six points from their last ten away league games.
“Spurs’ confidence will be sky-high as a result of their 1-1 draw in Barcelona in midweek, a result which ensured all four Premier League sides would be in Monday’s draw for the last 16 of the Champions League. A comfortable home win for me.”