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Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions including Man Utd vs Liverpool

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has put forward his Premier League predictions for this weekend.

Third-place Leicester City take on Southampton this Friday and Owen is confident the Foxes can claim a 2-1 victory over the south-coast club.

On Saturday, Premier League leaders Manchester City take on Crystal Palace, and Owen has predicted a 2-0 win for Pep Guardiola's Citizens.

The big game of the weekend sees Manchester United take on bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

And Owen believes his two former clubs will share the spoils.

He told BetVictor: "Both these sides played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield earlier in the season. That was followed by another close encounter in the FA Cup, a game United won 3-2, so I believe we could be in for another tight match here.

"Away from home United have been sensational this season. Their home form had been a bit patchy up until recently, however, they come into this undefeated at Old Trafford in six league matches.

"I think United will happily give Liverpool some territory here in the hope they can catch them on the counter. To some degree, I think this can work, although it will be hard to keep Liverpool out playing like this over the full 90 minutes.

"With that in mind, I could see this one ending all square with both sides cancelling each other out."

Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea are also in action this weekend against Fulham. Owen has predicted a 2-0 win for the Blues.

Owen also predicts Brighton to beat Leeds 1-0, for Carlo Ancelotti's Everton to defeat Aston Villa 1-0, and for Newcastle to draw 1-1 with Arsenal.

Spurs, meanwhile, take on Sheffield United on Sunday, and Owen can see the north London side piling the misery on the already-relegated Blades with a 3-0 victory.

West Brom face rivals Wolves at the Hawthorns on Monday, with Owen predicting a 1-0 win for the away side.

And finally, Owen predicts Burnley will draw 1-1 with West Ham, also on Monday.

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