Michael Owen believes the weekend’s big two games are set for stalemates.
The former Liverpool and Manchester United striker believes that both of his former sides will draw their crunch matches this weekend.
In his weekend BetVictor predictions, Owen says that he believes Man City and Liverpool will cancel each other out in their crucial match in the Premier League title race.
There is more on the line when Everton take on United – with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job potentially at risk if the visitors lose.
Here are what Owen reckons will happen with the weekend’s action…
Owen has given his predictions on the weekend’s action
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Man City vs Liverpool – Draw
Owen told BetVictor: “I can’t wait for this one! Last season’s top two do battle in what I expect to be an enthralling encounter at the Etihad.
“Man City may be 10 in the table, but they come into this having won 8 of their last 9 home Premier League matches.
“With Liverpool losing Virgil van Dijk to injury and Manchester City still to address their issues at the back, I can see goals in this one.
“There have been over 2.5 goals in 9 of Liverpool’s last 10 league matches, and I can see that trend continuing here with both sides playing out a score draw.”
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Everton vs Man Utd – Draw
Owen said: “Everton’s great start to the Premier League season has taken a couple of blows in recent weeks. It’s now 3 matches since Everton last tasted victory.
“Key absences in their starting XI have taken their toll, however, Lucas Digne returns from suspension here and there is hope that James Rodriguez will make the squad.
“United are enduring a miserable spell. They have had little time to prepare for this having just returned home from an embarrassing away defeat in Istanbul.
“Ole Gunnar Solkjaer will demand nothing more than 3 points here and needs…