Michael Owen is a legend in his own accord and was a great player both at international and club level. But is he a great pundit too? Let us find out as he delivers predictions of top Premier League sides going in for European glory. For the UEFA Champions League, he predicted results for Liverpool and Chelsea. Liverpool host Red Bull Salzburg in a home game where Chelsea goes to France against Lille.
Liverpool had lost their opening game of Champions League to Napoli in away match. Chelsea also lost their first match to Ajax at 3-0. For Liverpool, Owen has predicted that Liverpool will win against Salzburg. They are unbeaten in their last twenty-two home European games. They have not conceded a goal in the last five of those matches. It is expected that the Reds will be successful in this game also.
For Chelsea, he has predicted a draw. The European competition record for Lille is not good as they have not won in their last nine home games. They, just like Chelsea, have lost their opening game without even scoring. Both the teams need to win the match but as per Owen’s prediction, they have to settle for a draw.
Manchester United is going into European competition as well in the Europa League against AZ Alkmaar whereas, in the Group F match of the same competition, Arsenal is going to face Standard Liege. The Gunners had won their match against Eintracht in a 3-0 victory. Manchester United also won their first match 1-0. Owen predicted that Manchester United will face a defeat against Alkmaar this week; however, Arsenal is going to secure their second win in the league. Will he be as successful as Pundit like he was a player? No one knows that for sure. Everybody has to watch the games to know the answer.