Michael Owen and John Barnes predict Sunderland v Leicester

Sunderland will take on Leicester City in the Premier League this weekend.

Former Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has predicted on Colossusbets.com that Leicester City will win against Sunderland this weekend.

Leicester will take on Sunderland away from home at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Foxes are seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, while the Black Cats are third from bottom in the standings.

Owen has backed Leicester to pick up all three points from the encounter at the Stadium of Light courtesy of a 2-1 victory.

“On paper, Leicester’s trip to Sunderland has the look of a gimme,” the former Liverpool striker wrote on Colossusbets.com. “But the reality is somewhat different when you travel to sides fighting for their Premier League lives, and this could be another nervy afternoon for the Foxes and their fans.

“And, let’s face it, they have been riding their luck a bit in recent games. Whether a side with just six wins to their name can take advantage is another matter altogether, though they are unbeaten in their last four games, albeit all were draws which isn’t ideal at all in their predicament. I wouldn’t rule out an upset but I take Leicester to win 2-1.”

Former Liverpool and Newcastle winger John Barnes has backed Sunderland to win against Leicester.

“I think Sunderland will cause a shock and win this one,” Barnes wrote on Titanbet.co.uk. “They need the win to keep their survival hopes alive and with Sam Allardyce in charge, they’ll have the nous for it. Goalscorer – Jermain Defoe.”

Leicester are in better form than Sunderland at the moment, and they will fancy their chances of winning at the Stadium of Light.

However, given that the Black Cats are fighting for survival in the Premier League, the Foxes will be given a run for their money.

An early goal for Sunderland could make things tricky for Claudio Ranieri’s side, but they should still be able to eke out a narrow win.

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