Michael Owen has delivered his Premier League predictions
Michael Owen has delivered his Premier League predictions (Picture: Getty)

Michael Owen has delivered his predictions for this weekend’s spherical of Premier League fixtures.

Leaders Liverpool welcome in-form Leicester City to Anfield, whereas defending champions Manchester City face Wolves on the Etihad.

London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea tackle Bournemouth and Southampton respectively, and struggling Manchester United go to Newcastle.

There are additionally essential fixtures on the the underside finish of the Premier League, with relegation battlers Norwich City and Aston Villa assembly at Carrow Road.

In a weblog for BetVictor, former England striker Owen has dissected every Premier League fixture and revealed his predictions forward of the weekend.

Brighton v Tottenham

Brighton have solely gained considered one of their final 16 Premier League video games and their 3-Zero win at Vicarage Road on the opening day of the season all of a sudden appears a really very long time in the past for Graham Potter’s aspect.

Ten-man Spurs gained a much-needed three factors at dwelling to Southampton final weekend and I feel they are going to comply with up on the Amex with the Seagulls persevering with to battle to create alternatives. Indeed, for the reason that begin of the 2017-18 season Brighton have failed to attain in 34 Premier League video games – greater than some other membership. I count on to see Spurs win a low-scoring affair.

Tip: Spurs to win and beneath 2.5 objectives

Burnley v Everton

Striker Chris Wood has scored thrice within the final couple of league video games for Burnley having drawn a clean in his earlier 9. I consider the Clarets could have their alternatives in opposition to an Everton aspect who’ve misplaced their final three league video games and have picked up only one level on their travels to this point this season.

The Blues did have eight photographs heading in the right direction in opposition to Manchester City final weekend – probably the most the champions have confronted since November 2015, however I consider issues are prone to worsen earlier than they get higher for Marco Silva’s aspect at Turf Moor.

Tip: Burnley to win and each groups to attain 

Liverpool v Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers returns to Anfield for the primary time since he left Liverpool again in 2015. The Foxes’ boss will take coronary heart from the truth that it was Leicester who had been the final Premier League aspect to cease the Reds on dwelling soil courtesy of a 1-1 draw again in January on a snowy night on Merseyside.

Since that night time Liverpool have gained their final 10 dwelling league video games scoring 33 instances within the course of and I consider Jurgen Klopp’s aspect will acquire a 17th successive league win though I count on the Foxes’ to play their half in, what guarantees to be, a terrific sport between two inform sides.

Tip: Liverpool to win and each groups to attain

Norwich City v Aston Villa

Two of the newly promoted sides go head-to-head at Carrow Road. I’m struggling to separate the perimeters and count on to see an entertaining low-scoring draw.

Villa had been pegged again twice at dwelling to Burnley at Villa Park final weekend and they’ve now scored twice of their final couple of league video games however picked up only one solitary level. They might want to enhance defensively in opposition to a Norwich aspect who’ve misplaced their final couple of video games with out scoring on the street, since they famously beat the champions of their final dwelling sport.

Tip: Game to complete in a draw

Watford v Sheffield United

Watford are with out a win of their final 11 league video games and they’ve already conceded 20 league objectives to this point this time period in simply seven matches. These are worrying instances for the Hornets who meet a Sheffield United aspect unbeaten away from dwelling to this point this time period.

I don’t count on to see many alternatives at Vicarage Road, and that is one other sport that I’m having issue splitting the groups.

Tip: Game to complete 1-1

West Ham United v Crystal Palace

West Ham stay unbeaten within the league since their opening day mauling by the hands of Manchester City. I count on them to have too many weapons on this London derby for a Palace aspect who noticed Wilfried Zaha again to his easiest of their win over Norwich at Selhurst Park final weekend.

Tip: West Ham to win

Arsenal v Bournemouth

Arsenal had been good worth for his or her level at Old Trafford on Monday and I count on them to brush apart the problem of Bournemouth again on the Emirates on Sunday.

The Gunners solely defeat to this point this season got here at Anfield though they have to enhance defensively if they’re to return to the Champions League robotically on the finish of the season.

Tip: Arsenal to win and each groups to attain

Manchester City v Wolves

Wolves gained a much-needed first league win of the season at dwelling to Watford final weekend, however they’re prone to discover the champions a really totally different proposition on the Etihad on Sunday.

Kevin De Bruyne picked up a groin harm at Goodison on the weekend and, on the time of writing, it’s unsure if the midfielder will likely be obtainable for the go to of Wolves. One factor is for positive Pep Guardiola won’t be playing on the health of the Belgian midfielder who has been sensational to this point this time period.

Tip: City -2 

Southampton v Chelsea

Southampton will really feel they missed an honest alternative on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium final weekend given the hosts performed nearly all of the sport with 10-men.

The Saints have struggled for factors at St Mary’s to this point this season and I feel Chelsea will edge what guarantees to be a terrific sport. Frank Lampard’s aspect scored 5 at Wolves of their final league sport on the street and I count on his younger aspect to proceed to go from strength-to-strength this season.

Tip: Chelsea to win and each groups to attain

Newcastle United v Manchester United

Newcastle did not have a shot heading in the right direction of their 5-Zero drubbing on the King Power on Sunday though they did play a lot of the sport with 10-men following the crimson card given to Isaac Hayden.

The Magpies are struggling to create alternatives, however I feel they are going to get a draw in opposition to Manchester United in what guarantees to be a nervous, edgy St James’ Park on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect did get a draw at dwelling to Arsenal earlier within the week and there was no lack of effort from the hosts, however they lack the standard that you just affiliate with the membership and these are worrying instances, arguably, for each these well-known golf equipment.

Tip: Under 1.5 objectives