Michael Owen states his prediction for Brighton v Man City
BT Sport pundit Michael Owen is backing Manchester City to beat Brighton to nil to win the Premier League title on Sunday
Michael Owen is backing Manchester City to win the Premier League title thanks to beating Brighton at Amex Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Citizens are sitting at the top of the Premier League table with a point advantage over their title rivals Liverpool FC ahead of the final round of fixtures.
Manchester City will retain their Premier League crown if Pep Guardiola’s side manage to beat Brighton in their final top-flight fixture of the top-flight season.
The Eastlands outfit haven’t put a foot wrong in the Premier League title race over the past couple of months following 13 successive victories to overhaul Liverpool FC.
Their opponents Brighton have already secured their top-flight status for another season after Cardiff City were relegated to the Championship earlier this month.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Manchester City to be crowned Premier League champions thanks to a victory over Brighton at Amex Stadium on Sunday.
“Manchester City will become the first side since neighbours United in 2008-09 to retain the Premier League title if they win at the Amex and it is hard to see the Seagulls stopping City winning their 14th successive league game,” Owen told BetVictor.
“That stat shows just how hard Liverpool have made City work for the title. The Seagulls showed at Arsenal on Sunday that they will not lie down and, indeed, could have snatched it at the death at the Emirates had they shown more composure in front of goal.
“City were not at their brilliant best against Leicester on Monday night but a moment of inspiration from skipper Vincent Kompany was enough to give them the points.
“Pep Guardiola’s side would love an early goal, but they may have to be patient on the south coast although I do believe they will, eventually, run out comfortable winners.”
Manchester City lost to Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League quarter-finals to end their hopes of a quadruple this term.
However, the Citizens can still win the FA Cup if they beat Watford to add to their success in the League Cup.
Manchester City managed to beat Chelsea FC in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley back in February.