Former Premier League and La Liga striker, Michael Owen, has predicted a few of the English Premier League Match-day 19 fixtures.
Liverpool will host Manchester United on Sunday night at Anfield, whereas Chelsea will sort out Fulham on Saturday night.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will face Newcastle United on the Emirates Stadium.
Sheffield United will host Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.
Offering his predictions, Owen advised BetVictor: “Effectively, that is actually a Tremendous Sunday! Manchester United journey to Anfield one place above their outdated rivals within the high spot. It’s been some turnaround for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males and a win right here would definitely cement their place within the title race.
“Liverpool’s mighty dwelling document stands at 67 video games unbeaten within the Premier League and Jurgen Klopp will likely be making an attempt to deal with this one as simply one other sport of their quest for again to again Premier League titles.
“Nonetheless, everybody concerned on the membership, particularly the followers, will likely be hoping upon hope that when the time comes for that document run to an finish, it received’t be by the hands of United.
“Personally, I don’t see that run ending right here though I do suppose it will likely be tight.
“Each groups like to play counter-attacking soccer, so I believe this one could possibly be a case of cat and mouse. I believe either side are seemingly to surrender some territory to allow them to execute their counters assaults and if this materialises, I reckon we could possibly be in for a stalemate at Anfield. Liverpool 0, Man United 0.”
Commenting on the Fulham vs Chelsea sport, Owen stated, “Extremely, Fulham have drawn their final 5 Premier League matches. Their late equaliser in opposition to Tottenham confirmed there’s no query in regards to the struggle of their facet which is important whenever you’re down on the backside.
“Chelsea was pulled aside of their final league match at dwelling to Manchester Metropolis. It was a Christmas interval to overlook for Frank Lampard’s males, and so they’ll need to get again to successful methods of their first away match of 2021.
“Though Fulham has been enjoying effectively, I simply suppose Chelsea may have an excessive amount of going ahead, and with that in thoughts, I can see them nicking it by the odd aim. Fulham 1, Chelsea 2.”
On the Arsenal vs Newcastle United conflict, Owen stated, “These two had been neck and neck for 90 minutes in final week’s FA Cup third spherical match. They reoppose once more right here within the Premier League with either side dropping factors of their midweek matches.
“Strain is mounting on Steve Bruce. Their defeat away to Sheffield United didn’t go down effectively with the Magpies devoted, and they are going to be demanding a response right here.
“Regardless of Arsenal drawing at dwelling midweek, the vibes across the Emirates are nonetheless constructive. They’re actually enjoying with extra confidence than they had been exhibiting just a few weeks in the past. I believe this one could possibly be tight once more, however with spirits so low at Newcastle simply now, I can solely see one winner. Arsenal 2, Newcastle United 0.”
Talking on the Sheffield United vs Tottenham Hotspur match, Owen stated, “Spurs can’t appear to complete sides off simply now. It’s a nasty behavior to get into and one you wouldn’t anticipate from a Jose Mourinho facet.
“Sheffield United followers may have shared a collective enormous sigh of reduction after getting their long-awaited first win of the season in opposition to Newcastle. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see how they go from right here. The Blades had been glorious final season, and if they’ll play anyplace close to that degree for the remainder of their marketing campaign, it might get very attention-grabbing down on the backside.
“That stated, Spurs actually must be successful this. I believe enjoying away from dwelling fits them higher, and if Sheffield United resolve to have a go, I might see Messrs Son and Kane pouncing on the counter. Sheffield 1, Tottenham 2.”
Liverpool vs Man United is 5: 30 pm, Arsenal vs Newcastle is 9 pm, whereas that of Fulham vs Chelsea is 6:30 pm and Sheffield vs Tottenham is 3 pm.