Michael Owen makes predictions for Man Utd, Arsenal & Spurs vs Chelsea

first_img‘It will be fascinating to see if either club appoint a new manager before the weekend with Carlo Ancelotti reported to be Everton’s preferred choice and former Everton and Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta, seemingly, in pole position to take over at the Emirates.’Manchester United booked their spot in the Carabao Cup semi-finals with a 3-0 win over Colchester on Wednesday night, and Owen thinks they will follow up that win against Watford.‘Watford had their opportunities at Anfield last weekend, but they have picked up just nine points from their opening 17 league games so far this term,’ said Owen.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‘In the history of the Premier League just nine teams have picked up nine, or fewer, points at this corresponding stage of the season. All have been relegated.‘Manchester United failed to build on their brilliant performance at the Etihad when they struggled to break down Everton back at Old Trafford last weekend, but I expect them to have too much quality at Vicarage Road for Nigel Pearson’s side.’United’s Carabao Cup semi-final opponents Manchester City welcome second-placed Leicester City to the Etihad – a match Owen expects Pep Guardiola’s team to triumph in. Comment Mourinho will hope to celebrate victory (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)‘It is worth noting, however, that Lampard’s Derby County won a League Cup tie at Old Trafford on penalties last September when Mourinho was manager of Manchester United.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Chelsea have lost four of their last five in the league while Spurs have won three of their last four and I think it will be the hosts who take maximum points from what promises to be an entertaining game between these two great rivals.’Spurs’ bitter rivals Arsenal were handily beaten by Manchester City last weekend and Owen expects further pain to be inflicted on the Gunners, whether or not Mikel Arteta is in charge.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Arsenal only had one shot on target against Manchester City at the Emirates on Sunday, and that was in the opening minute of the game,’ he added.‘The Gunners cannot play as badly at Goodison in Saturday’s early kick-off although I think Everton will edge a game between two clubs who, at the time of writing, are both looking for a new permanent manager.‘The Blues have picked up four points in two games under caretaker Duncan Ferguson and, although they are struggling with injuries, I expect them to win back-to-back home league games. Guardiola is hoping to pick up three points (Picture: Getty Images)He said: ‘Leicester’s eight-game winning league run came to a halt against Norwich at the King Power on Saturday, and I think the champions will follow up their impressive win at Arsenal on Sunday when third entertain second at the Etihad.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Kevin de Bruyne’s display at the Emirates was world class – irrespective of the current form and confidence of the opposition – and his continued fitness will be paramount for Pep Guardiola’s side as they chase silverware on four fronts in the second half of the season.’He expects Aston Villa, Burnley and Wolves to be among the other winners this weekend.Who will win between Spurs and Chelsea?Spurs0%Chelsea0%Draw0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Mikel Arteta has a plan for Freddie Ljungberg once he is confirmed as Arsenal’s new managerMORE: Manchester United chiefs send message to Paul Pogba over January transfer Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Dec 2019 10:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Owen gave his predictions (Picture: Getty Images)Michael Owen has backed Jose Mourinho to secure a win against former club Chelsea when Tottenham Hotspur welcome their London rivals, while he’s expecting more misery to be heaped on Arsenal as they head to Everton but he thinks Manchester United will pick up three points away at Watford.Mourinho’s Spurs can move above Chelsea into the fourth and final Champions League spot with victory, and Owen thinks that’s how it will pan out.‘The last Premier League game before Christmas is a cracking London derby with Frank Lampard going head-to-head with his former manager Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge for the first time,’ he told Bet Victor.center_img Michael Owen’s weekend predictions Everton vs Arsenal: Everton winAston Villa vs Southampton: Villa winBournemouth vs Burnley: Burnley winBrighton vs Sheffield United: DrawNewcastle vs Crystal Palace: DrawNorwich vs Wolves: Wolves winMan City vs Leicester: Man City winWatford vs Manchester United: United winSpurs vs Chelsea: Spurs win Michael Owen makes predictions for Man Utd, Arsenal & Spurs vs Chelsea Advertisement Advertisementlast_img