Former Liverpool player Michael Owen believes there will be no change in Premier League’s top 4 and title race after this weekend, as he predicted wins for Liverpool and Manchester City and draws for the three clubs involved in the top 4 race.
For Manchester United and Arsenal, even though the match is a must-win for both clubs, the Red Devils are the team that is under more pressure to win, as they are 3 points behind both Tottenham and Arsenal who occupy the 4th and 5th positions respectively.
Fortunately for the Red Devils, both Raphael Varane and in-form Cristiano Ronaldo are back in training after missing their last game against Liverpool due to injury and personal issues respectively.
That said, Michael Owen does not see them beating Arsenal. He said they hit rock bottom against Liverpool on Wednesday and predicted the match to end 1-1 due to Arsenal’s inconsistency in the last few weeks.
For both clubs, the good news as far as Owen’s prediction is concerned is that he doesn’t think Tottenham will be able to take full advantage of them dropping points. That is because he also predicted Tottenham to draw 1-1 with Brentford, stating the Bees’ current good run of form to be the reason.
For Liverpool and league leaders Manchester City, both clubs cannot afford a slip-up in any of their 6 remaining league matches, as only 1 point currently separates both clubs.
The good news for the Citizens as they try to stay ahead in the title race is that Pep Guardiola said Kyle Walker is close to returning after not playing since he was substituted against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League due to injury.
Whether he plays or not, Michael Owen does not think it will have any impact on their match against Watford, as he predicted them to win 3-0.
Unfortunately, Owen does not think that their winning will result in any sort of breathing space after this weekend, as he predicted Liverpool who were brilliant against Manchester United last Tuesday to beat Everton 4-1. That is no surprise given the Toffees are struggling at the moment.