Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Man United v Liverpool FC
Michael Owen looks ahead to Manchester United's home clash with Liverpool FC on Sunday
Michael Owen is backing Manchester United and Liverpool FC to play out an entertaining draw in the Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils head into the game fresh from having booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals thanks to their 2-0 win at Chelsea FC on Monday night.
Liverpool FC, meanwhile, are preparing for the short trip to Old Trafford on the back of their frustrating goalless draw with Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday night.
Jurgen Klopp’s men know that a victory at Old Trafford would move them back to the top of the Premier League table and three points clear of leaders Manchester City.
However, Manchester United have been in fine form under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and ex-Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing the game to end up all square.
Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “United have won seven of their last nine home league games against the Reds but they will be well aware what a chasing they got at Anfield in the reverse fixture – the last game of Jose Mourinho’s tenure.
“United have been a revelation under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and easily brushed aside a disappointing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier in the week.
“Even a draw would see United’s boss set a new Premier League record for the number of points gained in the first 10 games of a Premier League managerial tenure – he is currently tied with Guus Hiddink on 25.
Liverpool would have liked to have taken a lead to Bavaria for their second-leg Champions League clash with Bayern Munich next month, although it is possible that their Anfield clean sheet will be the deciding factor when qualification is decided.
“The Reds have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League away games and I feel Sunday’s Old Trafford clash of the titans will end in an entertaining draw – a result that will take Liverpool back to the top of the division with 11 games to go.”
Liverpool FC are currently level on points with Manchester City at the top of the table after drawing two of their last three games in the top flight.
Manchester United are fourth in the top flight as they seek Champions League qualification for next season.