Michael Owen predicts West Ham vs Manchester United and Man City vs Watford results
Sept. 20, 2019
Man Utd travel to east London on Saturday while Pep Guardiola's City side host Watford at the Etihad on Sunday.
Manchester United and Manchester City both return to Premier League action this weekend following wins in the Europa League and Champions League respectfully.
Following the defeat to Norwich, Pep Guardiola's side will look to return to winning ways against Watford and get their title charge back on track.
And former Premier League winner, Michael Owen, believes City will in fact pick up all three points when they host the Hornets at the Etihad on Saturday.
"Pep Guardiola is likely to be ruing the fact that he did not sign a central defender in the recent transfer window with the news earlier in the week that England international John Stones had joined the outstanding Aymeric Laporte on the sidelines," Owen wrote in his BetVictor blog .
"Watford had 31 shots against Arsenal at Vicarage Road on Sunday and thoroughly deserved their point against the Gunners.
"New manager Quique Sanchez Flores will have been encouraged by the quality and fight of his side although they will do well to get anything at the Etihad – although we said much the same about Norwich when they entertained the champions last weekend!"
Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side gave their top four hopes a boost with a win over Leicester last weekend and will be hoping for more of the same away at West Ham Sunday.
But Owen is backing the hosts to win on Sunday.
"West Ham have lost just one of their last nine Premier League games after picking up a point at Villa Park on Monday from what was a disappointing goalless draw," the former England international added.
"There is likely to be more goalmouth action on Sunday when Manchester United visit the capital. United gained what was only their second win in their last 10 league games when they ground out a narrow win over Leicester at Old Trafford.
"Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have drawn on the road at both Wolves and Southampton so far this season and this will be another severe test of their top four credentials.
"If there is to be a winner at the London Stadium I believe it will be the Irons from what promises to be a hugely entertaining game."