The Premier League is back after the international break and there is so much to look forward to. Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut, Jürgen Klopp against Marcelo Bielsa and a possible meltdown at Arsenal
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Michael Owen made his predictions ahead of this round of Premier League games.
Club football is back. The international break temporarily interrupts one of the most exciting seasons in years, with fans returning to pitches across the country.
There are so many exciting subplots with Cristiano Ronaldo in the Premier League, the dispute between Jürgen Klopp and Marcelo Bielsa and the pressure on Mikel Arteta.
In an interview with BetVictor, how does the English legend Owen assume that the big clubs will get along?
United 2-0 Newcastle
The Cristiano Ronaldo show rolls back to Manchester as the prodigal son will make his second debut for United. Will he start? Well that remains to be seen.
United took a win against the Wolves two weeks ago as they continued to break records on the road. Back in Old Trafford, they want to make it a fortress this season. If you mean business, you have to fight for the title.
For Newcastle, I expect the Magpies to land in the middle of the table. Unfortunately, right now, it’s probably out of reach for them to go to places like this and get a result, and with so much excitement about Old Trafford, I can only see one winner right now.
Liverpool 2-1 Leeds
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Last season’s great entertainers Leeds greet Liverpool on Elland Road in what looks like a bang on paper.
Bielsa’s men will no doubt be full of energy, which means Liverpool may have to be patient early on. Leeds is great to watch and when their schedule works out it has to be applauded. However, they could play into the hands of Liverpool here. Come to the Reds and they have all the tools to take you apart. This is a game I can definitely see goals in and I think it will be the Reds who bring the points back to Merseyside.
Arsenal 3-0 Norwich
Arsenal welcome Norwich to a competitive game in the Emirates. Anything else could be fatal for Mikel Arteta. Both teams had difficult opening games, but neither coach will be satisfied with zero points.
For Arsenal, the international break may have helped their players overcome the beatings they suffered at Etihad. It just wasn’t good enough. The arsenal should take care of business here, however, and if Arteta can mobilize his troops, I think they will win.
For me it’s 3-0 for the Gunners.
Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham
It’s nine out of nine for Tottenham Hotspur as the Londoners are pretty much at the top of the Premier League. After such a turbulent transfer window and the tedious search for a new manager, who would have thought that they would get off to a flying start?
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Palace are also under new management, although things have not gone so well for Patrick Vieira. The 2-2 draw with West Ham was a decent point to calm the nerves.
That could be tight. I can see Spurs being patient and possibly playing in their counter style that usually brings out the best in Kane and Son.
With that in mind, I’ll take another 1-0 win for Spurs.
Chelsea 3-1 Aston Villa
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Despite playing a majority of the game at Anfield with 10 men, Chelsea got away with an admirable point. In retrospect, it was not a big surprise, as Thomas Tuchel organized his team great. It is
Hard to see they don’t win here, Lukaku seems like the final piece of the puzzle that gives them a machine-like presence on the pitch.
Villa must be ruthless on the counterattack and play a perfect game defensively if they are to get anything. In all honesty, I think a result here is just beyond their reach so it’s a home win for me.
Leicester 1-3 Manchester City
Traditionally, this has been a tricky game for Manchester City. The Foxes came out on top at the Charity Shield at Wembley last month, so I think Brendan Rodgers will be calmly confident that his side can take something.
City, on the other hand, have dealt two heavy blows to Norwich and most recently to Arsenal. Their day one loss to Spurs now feels like a distant memory as concerns about the team’s lack of goals in those games have been allayed.
Although I think Leicester will score here, I think City has a bit between their teeth. Jack Grealish is really growing into his new role and I think he could make a difference with a City win.