Michael Owen makes predictions for Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United vs Tottenham


Owen is expecting United to edge a win over Spurs (Picture: Getty Images)

Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to edge a win over Spurs, while he expects Chelsea to get the victory Crystal Palace, Arsenal to get the better of Sheffield United and Manchester City to beat Leeds United 4-1.

The main match-up of Matchday 4 is United vs Spurs and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer vs the man he succeeded at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho.

The two bosses have been taking digs at each other across the past week and the friction between the managers may translate into a fiery battle on the pitch.

Solskjaer goes up against Mourinho at Old Trafford on Sunday (Picture: Getty Images)

Former Liverpool and United striker Owen says that although he expects Mourinho’s side to be disciplined, he’s backing United to get all three points.

He told BetVictor: ‘This match has the added twist that Mourinho returns to Old Trafford. These are situations he thrives in and I expect Spurs to be disciplined.

‘United have had problems of their own in their first two matches even though they managed to nick the points last week at Brighton, and I think they could have just enough to edge it here.’

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Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing set of results, losing to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on penalties earlier this week and drawing 3-3 with West Bromich Albion last weekend.

However, Owen predicts that Frank Lampard’s side can get the job done against Crystal Palace, the team that beat United 3-1 in their season opener.

He added: ‘Manchester United conquerors Crystal Palace will again quietly fancy their chances here, but I fancy Chelsea to fire and come away with the points.’

Manchester City go up against Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side looking for their third win in the Premier League.

Owen is expecting City to put four goals past the Whites and win 4-1.

Elsewhere, Arsenal take on Sheffield United at The Emirates, and with the Blades yet to win a league game this season, Owen says he ‘can’t see anything other than a home win’.

The ex-England striker also predicts an easy three points for his former side Liverpool as they travel away to Aston Villa.

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