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EPL: Michael Owen predicts scorelines of Chelsea vs Fulham, Arsenal vs Tottenham, others

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Former Premier League and La Liga star, Michael Owen has predicted Chelsea to beat Fulham 3-1 when both teams clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League fixture.

He also tipped Arsenal to play a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday evening in the Premier League fixture.

Owen predicted Liverpool to beat Everton 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday evening in the Premier League fixture.

The former England striker, however, predicted a low scoring game between Southampton and Manchester United when both teams clash on Saturday evening in the Premier League fixture.

Owen told BetVictor: “West London rivals Chelsea and Fulham meet at the Bridge with the visitors finally able to smile following a 3-2 win over Southampton under new manager Claudio Ranieri.

“Whether the Tinkerman can follow up his tremendous success with Leicester is extremely doubtful but the Cottagers feel he can at least lead them to safety this season. Fulham are still at the foot of the table but with little between a whole host of clubs they are certainly far from doomed.

“Aleksandar Mitrovic was highly influential in helping Fulham to playoff success last season and his goals are going to be equally important in the race for survival. He bagged a brace last week and now has seven so far this season.

“He can be backed at 11/4 to find the net here. However the task will be tough as despite an uncharacteristic performance when meekly losing 3-1 against Spurs last week the Pensioners are still enjoying a productive season.

“With only one reverse they are handily placed to secure a top four finish and are still London’s leading club at present. They can be excused an off day and I fully expect them to bounce back in style with a 3-1 victory.”

Commenting on the Arsenal game against Tottenham, Owen said: “North London rivals Arsenal and Spurs can always be relied upon to entertain especially when facing each other and another exciting encounter looks on the cards in a cracking super Sunday match up.

“The Gunners will feel more pressure to win to close a three point gap and the race to finish in the top four looks likely to be between the three big London clubs.

“Arsenal were unconvincing but still picked up maximum points from their trip to Bournemouth and in forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have a man in form and one of the deadliest marksman in the top flight.

“Of course both teams look full of goals and a high scoring shootout looks likely. I still can’t trust either to win though and am happy to predict a 2-2 finish.”

On the Liverpool game against Everton, Owen said: “In a weekend of Derby fixtures Liverpool host Everton at Anfield in the final game of the round.

“The Reds are not often as short as 4/11 for victory in this competitive fixture and 17/2 the visitors is bound to have value seekers rubbing their hands in glee.

“However the hosts are unbeaten and it will take a monumental effort for the Toffeemen to inflict a first loss of the campaign especially in front of the Kop. Everton have quietly come up on the rails and look a solid favourite to finish best of the rest without the big six.

“In fact they may even think a top six finish is a realistic aim and with only three defeats have shown plenty of enterprise.

“With only one defeat in their last seven Premier League fixtures, they are one of the form sides and will make things tough for Liverpool.

“However, Pool still have that touch of quality and squad depth their rivals may slightly lack and I expect a tight match but go for a narrow 2-1 home win.”

Commenting on the Southampton game against Manchester United, Owen said: “With too many stars off colour the club find themselves back down in seventh place. They face a trip to the South Coast to take on Southampton who are also desperate for a win with former United great Mark Hughes now favourite to be the next manager to leave.

“Saints were out of luck at Leicester Tuesday when VAR chalked off a potential winning goal in the Cup and they look a side needing a lucky break from somewhere.

“United were toothless against Palace at Old Trafford last week whilst the Saints are only off the bottom on goal difference and were once again leaking goals when beaten 3-2 at fellow strugglers, Fulham.

“With both teams in poor form it’s the visitors who make more appeal at the prices with United only a shade of odds on at 9/10. It won’t be pretty and is sure to be low scoring.”

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