Michael Owen states his prediction for Bournemouth v Liverpool FC

Former Liverpool FC striker Michael Owen is backing Liverpool FC to ease to a win at Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon

Michael Owen
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen (Photo: BT Sport)

Michael Owen is backing Liverpool FC to ease to a comfortable win against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds will be looking to cement their 11-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table ahead of the Manchester derby.

Liverpool FC were 5-2 winners against Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield in mid-week thanks to goals from Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri, Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum.

The Premier League leaders have the best away record in the English top flight following six victories and one draw in their seven fixtures on the road.

Only Manchester United have managed to prevent Liverpool FC from securing all three points this season after a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford back in October.

Bournemouth haven’t won a Premier League game in their last four outings, a run which has heaped pressure on Eddie Howe’s side.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Liverpool FC to secure three points with a victory in a high-scoring game at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

“It is three years since Bournemouth beat Liverpool 4-3 at the Vitality Stadium but since that game the Reds are unbeaten against the Cherries and have won the last four by an aggregate score of 14-0!” Owen told BetVictor.

“Harry Wilson is ineligible against his parent club and the Cherries never really looked like breaking down 10-man Palace at Selhurst Park midweek. These are worrying times for Eddie Howe’s side who have now lost their last four in the league.

“Liverpool put five past Everton midweek, but may find things more difficult on the south coast although I expect the result to be the same as the Reds march on relentlessly at the top of the table.”

Liverpool FC finished in second place in the Premier League table last season and a point adrift of champions Manchester City.

The Reds haven’t won the Premier League title in their history but Liverpool FC have finished in second place on four different occasions.

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