Former Liverpool star, Michael Owen, has predicted Manchester United to beat Everton 2-1 in tonight’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford.
Owen also predicted Aston Villa to beat Arsenal 3-1 at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.
Providing his prediction, Owen told BetVictor: “Manchester United’s 9-0 thrashing of Southampton will be long remembered by the Old Trafford faithful.
“Their home form has been a bit of a concern this season, so winning so emphatically will build the confidence that they need if they are to go on a winning run there.
“Everton’s fine season continued with an away win at Leeds midweek. The Toffees are well in the race for Europe, and with Carlo Ancelotti at the helm, it would be no surprise to me if they got there.
“Everton have won their last four on the road, however, this will be their hardest test since that run began. United seem full of confidence just now.
“They are undefeated in 13 of their last 14 matches against Everton in all competitions, and I think they’ll just edge this one in what should be an entertaining match. Manchester United 2, Everton 1.”
Commenting on the Aston Villa vs Arsenal game, Owen said, “Arsenal had a night to forget at Molineux midweek, and they face another tricky tie in the West Midlands against Aston Villa in Saturday’s early kick-off.
Both these sides have contrasting styles of play. Arsenal like to have most of the ball whilst Villa are quite happy to sit in and counter.
Usually, you’d expect the home side to play on the front foot, however, I think Villa will happily give up territory and try to hit on the break.
There aren’t many teams better at that than Villa just now, and with Messrs Grealish and Watkins in such excellent form, I think they’ll have enough to take all three points. Aston Villa 3, Arsenal 1.”
The kick-off time for Man United vs Everton is 9 pm, while that of Aston Villa vs Arsenal is 1:30 pm.
LaLiga: Why David Luiz did not join Real Madrid after leaving Arsenal
Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, was keen to bring David Luiz to the club this summer, but the club never tabled an offer for the player, Globo reports.
Ancelotti is believed to have made contact with Luiz, who he worked together with at Chelsea.
The 34-year-old became a free agent this summer, having seen his contract with Arsenal expire at the end of June.
However, he has now returned to his native Brazil to sign with Flamengo, putting pen to paper on a 15-month contract.
It ended Luiz’s 15-year playing career in Europe.
But things would have been different if Madrid presented an offer for the experienced centre back.
The LaLiga giants allowed captain Sergio Ramos leave this summer, while Raphael Varane signed for Manchester United.
David Alaba arrived at the Bernabeu on a free transfer over the summer, but the La Liga giants are said to be determined to bring another centre-back to the club in 2022.
Serie A: Mourinho’s Roma tipped to win title
Former Inter Milan president, Massimo Moratti, has said Roma are title contenders under new manager Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho won the Treble at Inter Milan under Moratti during his first spell in Italy.
According to Moratti, his return to Serie A makes Roma one of the teams to watch out for.
“I follow the league with great attention.
“Mourinho has revived the competition, he started very well.
“Serie A has one more team, Roma, who will aim for the title. Someone like Mourinho is not aiming for third place,” Moratti said.
Mourinho only joined Roma this year, after he was sacked as Tottenham Hotspur manager.
2022 WORLD CUP Salah Among Absentees as African Qualifying Resumes
Africa’s second round of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup is set to kick off with some notable absentees – Mohamed Salah, among them – after the refusal of British clubs to release players for various matches.
Premier League clubs have led the way in refusing permission for players to head to countries on the British government’s Covid red list, which would require 10 days of quarantine upon their return.
With Egypt one of 17 African countries on the red list, Liverpool superstar Salah will miss this week’s home match against Angola in Cairo but could play in Gabon, which is not on the list, next week.
Quarantine conditions meant he could have been one of several internationals to miss multiple games, said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
“As clubs we cannot do that – not only because we play games in that time, but because without being positive (for coronavirus) they lose 10 days of training,” he said.
Music1 year ago
Jay Famous – Forgiveness
Music3 years ago
Music5 months ago
Former Bad Boy Rapper, Black Rob is dead
News6 months ago
10 things you need to know today Monday 29/03/2021
News6 months ago
2021 WASSCE will not hold in May/June – WAEC
News1 year ago
Diezani must face N17.6bn money laundering charges – Court
Hottest Gist4 months ago
COALITION OF CONCERNED IRU – VICTORIA ISLAND RESIDENTS
Education3 years ago
What candidates with issues of biometrics should do