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Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions, including Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea

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first_img Brighton v Tottenham Brighton have only won one of their last 16 Premier League games and their 3-0 win at Vicarage Road on the opening day of the season suddenly seems a very long time ago for Graham Potter’s side.Ten-man Spurs gained a much-needed three points at home to Southampton last weekend and I think they will follow up at the Amex with the Seagulls continuing to struggle to create opportunities. Indeed, since the start of the 2017-18 season Brighton have failed to score in 34 Premier League games – more than any other club. I expect to see Spurs win a low-scoring affair.Tip: Spurs to win and under 2.5 goals Arsenal v Bournemouth Arsenal were good value for their point at Old Trafford on Monday and I expect them to brush aside the challenge of Bournemouth back at the Emirates on Sunday.The Gunners only defeat so far this season came at Anfield although they must improve defensively if they are to return to the Champions League automatically at the end of the season.Tip: Arsenal to win and both teams to score Watford v Sheffield United Watford are without a win in their last 11 league games and they have already conceded 20 league goals so far this term in just seven matches. These are worrying times for the Hornets who meet a Sheffield United side unbeaten away from home so far this term.I don’t expect to see many opportunities at Vicarage Road, and this is another game that I am having difficulty splitting the teams.Tip: Game to finish 1-1 Southampton v Chelsea: Frank Lampard press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:54FullscreenSouthampton v Chelsea: Frank Lampard press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/southampton-v-chelsea-frank-lampard-press-conference-2019852/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Burnley v Everton Striker Chris Wood has scored three times in the last couple of league games for Burnley having drawn a blank in his previous nine. I believe the Clarets will have their opportunities against an Everton side who have lost their last three league games and have picked up just one point on their travels so far this season.The Blues did have eight shots on target against Manchester City last weekend – the most the champions have faced since November 2015, but I believe things are likely to get worse before they get better for Marco Silva’s side at Turf Moor.Tip: Burnley to win and both teams to score  Comment Southampton v Chelsea Southampton will feel they missed a decent opportunity at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend given the hosts played the majority of the game with 10-men.The Saints have struggled for points at St Mary’s so far this season and I think Chelsea will edge what promises to be a terrific game. Frank Lampard’s side scored five at Wolves in their last league game on the road and I expect his young side to continue to go from strength-to-strength this season.Tip: Chelsea to win and both teams to score Liverpool v Leicester City Brendan Rodgers returns to Anfield for the first time since he left Liverpool back in 2015. The Foxes’ boss will take heart from the fact that it was Leicester who were the last Premier League side to stop the Reds on home soil courtesy of a 1-1 draw back in January on a snowy evening on Merseyside.Since that night Liverpool have won their last 10 home league games scoring 33 times in the process and I believe Jurgen Klopp’s side will gain a 17th successive league win although I expect the Foxes’ to play their part in, what promises to be, a terrific game between two inform sides.Tip: Liverpool to win and both teams to score Liverpool v Leicester: Jurgen Klopp press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 17:40FullscreenLiverpool v Leicester: Jurgen Klopp press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/liverpool-v-leicester-jurgen-klopp-press-conference-2019870/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions, including Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea Man City v Wolves: Pep Guardiola press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:11FullscreenMan City v Wolves: Pep Guardiola press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/man-city-v-wolves-pep-guardiola-press-conference-2019830/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. West Ham United v Crystal Palace West Ham remain unbeaten in the league since their opening day mauling at the hands of Manchester City. I expect them to have too many guns in this London derby for a Palace side who saw Wilfried Zaha back to his very best in their win over Norwich at Selhurst Park last weekend.Tip: West Ham to win Brighton v Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 24:00FullscreenBrighton v Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/brighton-v-tottenham-mauricio-pochettino-press-conference-2019754/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Norwich City v Aston Villa Two of the newly promoted sides go head-to-head at Carrow Road. I am struggling to split the sides and expect to see an entertaining low-scoring draw.Villa were pegged back twice at home to Burnley at Villa Park last weekend and they have now scored twice in their last couple of league games but picked up just one solitary point. They will need to improve defensively against a Norwich side who have lost their last couple of games without scoring on the road, since they famously beat the champions in their last home game.Tip: Game to finish in a draw Advertisement Michael Owen has delivered his Premier League predictions (Picture: Getty)Michael Owen has delivered his predictions for this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures.Leaders Liverpool welcome in-form Leicester City to Anfield, while defending champions Manchester City face Wolves at the Etihad.London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea take on Bournemouth and Southampton respectively, and struggling Manchester United visit Newcastle.There are also crucial fixtures at the the bottom end of the Premier League, with relegation battlers Norwich City and Aston Villa meeting at Carrow Road.ADVERTISEMENTIn a blog for BetVictor, former England striker Owen has dissected each Premier League fixture and revealed his predictions ahead of the weekend. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Oct 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link667Shares 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 Manchester City v Wolves Wolves gained a much-needed first league win of the season at home to Watford last weekend, but they are likely to find the champions a very different proposition at the Etihad on Sunday.Kevin De Bruyne picked up a groin injury at Goodison at the weekend and, at the time of writing, it is uncertain if the midfielder will be available for the visit of Wolves. One thing is for sure Pep Guardiola will not be gambling on the fitness of the Belgian midfielder who has been sensational so far this term.Tip: City -2  Newcastle United v Manchester United Newcastle failed to have a shot on target in their 5-0 drubbing at the King Power on Sunday although they did play much of the game with 10-men following the red card given to Isaac Hayden.The Magpies are struggling to create opportunities, but I think they will get a draw against Manchester United in what promises to be a nervous, edgy St James’ Park on Sunday.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side did get a draw at home to Arsenal earlier in the week and there was no lack of effort from the hosts, but they lack the quality that you associate with the club and these are worrying times, arguably, for both these famous clubs.Tip: Under 1.5 goals Advertisementlast_img read more

Messi reveals plans for Argentina return before retirement

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first_img1 Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has again outlined his desire to play in his native Argentina before his career ends, but insists he has no immediate desire to leave the Nou Camp.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner began his career with Argentinian outfit Newell’s Old Boys before being snapped up by Barca’s academy in 2001.The 28-year-old has since gone on to win seven Primera Division titles, three Copa del Reys and four Champions League winners’ medals and could add to that tally this season.Primera Division leaders Barcelona are currently on a 34-match unbeaten run in all competitions and hold a 2-0 lead over Arsenal after the first leg of their last-16 tie in the Champions League.And while Messi has no intention of leaving Spain now, he does concede a move back home appeals at some stage.“It’s something that I would still like to do. I don’t know when, but it’s a possibility,” he told Argentinian magazine El Grafico.“I haven’t set myself any goals, short or long term, but I’d like to keep playing whilst my body allows it and I have something to offer the team. When I know that it’s time, I’ll make a decision.”The Argentina captain has scored 49 international goals and is closing in on Gabriel Batistuta’s record of 57.Yet Messi, who guided his country to the World Cup final in 2014 before being beaten in extra time by Germany, admits he would rather win team accolades.“I prefer to win something with the national team,” he said. “I am not interested in records. They are there, but that does not make you win titles.“I get upset whenever we lose with Argentina because I know that we should have won. We did enough to win the World Cup and the Copa America.” Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi last_img read more