Michael Owen makes Champions League predictions for Man Utd, Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool matches

Ex-Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid and England star Michael Owen

Former England star Michael Owen has seen a preview of this week’s Champions League matches (Image: Getty)

Michael Owen has cast his gaze over an exciting set of matches in the Champions League, with Manchester United and Chelsea representing English clubs in Europe’s leading competition this evening.

United will no doubt be encouraged after returning from their humiliating 5-0 loss to Liverpool to put up three goals past Tottenham in the Premier League at the weekend.

Fourteen days ago, the Red Devils came down from two goals to beat Atalanta 3-2 – which brought Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men to the top of Group F – and the two teams fight again tonight in Bergamo.

Chelsea, meanwhile, the current Champions League holders, could jump Juventus to the top of Group H with a win away to bottom Malmö in today’s earlier match.

The Blues ran out of extensive 4-0 winners at home to the Swedish champions last month and will be sure to get away from Eleda Stadium with all three points.

Thomas Tuchel, who is currently without star strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, led Chelsea to an emphatic 3-0 defeat to Newcastle on Saturday, extending the club’s unbeaten streak to six games in all competitions.

Former England striker Owen – who is looking at the ties for BetVictor – predicted a draw for United, but supported Chelsea to come out of their match with maximum points.

Atalanta against Manchester United

Michael Owen’s prediction: Atalanta 1-1 Manchester United

It was a huge, potentially season-saving win for United on Saturday. I thought the change of chairman worked really well and the attacking duo Cavani and Ronaldo created a lot of problems. However, this will be a tough fight for them and a point would be an excellent result. I go after 1-1.

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Malmö against Chelsea

Michael Owen’s prediction: Malmö 0-2 Chelsea

Chelsea looks formidable right now. Remarkably, they have still only conceded three goals in the league, and they won to a 4-0 victory over Malmö in the home game. I do not think it will be so emphatic, but I still think it will be pleasant. 2-0 Chelsea.

Manchester City vs. Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League final

Champions League holders Chelsea host Swedish champions Malmö tonight (Photo: Getty)

Tomorrow night, Manchester City will look to continue their search for their first Champions League trophy when they take on Group A rivals Club Brugge, who they beat 5-1 last month.

The Premier League champions are in second place in the group, behind Paris Saint-Germain, and will be desperate to put pressure on the Ligue 1 giants with the victory at the Etihad.

However, Pep Guardiola’s men may be fighting for confidence after falling to a shocking 2-0 defeat at home to Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Elsewhere, the six-time European champions meet Liverpool Atletico Madrid at Anfield.

The Reds – who beat Atleti 3-2 at Wanda Metropolitano last month – remain unbeaten in all competitions this season and sit five points ahead of Group B.

Owen is convinced that City and Liverpool, who both play at home, will do well in their respective matches.

Manchester City vs. Club Brugge

Michael Owen’s prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Club Brugge

Who saw City’s defeat to Palace come? City have been playing so well lately, but these things can happen. However, I expect answers here, after winning 5-1 in Belgium. I go for 3-0 City.

Liverpool vs. Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League

Klopps Liverpool have not yet tasted defeat this season (Photo: Getty)

Liverpool vs. Atletico Madrid

Michael Owen’s prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Atletico Madrid

The Reds have had a brilliant start to this campaign with three wins from three. After winning a thriller in Madrid, I expect a win at Anfield. Salah has five in three group matches and I can see him score and Liverpool win this 2-0.

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