Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion
Arsenal will take on West Brom at home in the Premier League on Thursday evening.
Owen has backed the Gunners to pick up all three points from the encounter at the Emirates Stadium in North London.
“The Gunners’ cannot afford any slips up against the Baggies as they try and hang on to that fourth and final Champions’ League spot; they didn’t create many clear-cut chances against the Eagles on Sunday and the Emirates faithful will be looking for a better show and, more importantly, three points,” the former England international striker wrote on Betvictor.com.
A footnote added: “Michael’s recommendation: Arsenal to win to nil at 19/20.”
Arsenal are a much better team than West Brom and should fancy themselves to pick up all three points from the encounter.
Playing at home is also going to be an advantage for the Gunners, who are now virtually out of the Premier League title race.
Manchester United v Crystal Palace
Owen has backed his former club United to get the better of Crystal Palace at home in the Premier League this week.
Louis van Gaal’s side will take on Palace at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.
“Scott Dann played down concerns that he might miss the Watford semi-final after struggling with injury against Arsenal on Sunday but Alan Pardew is likely to make changes for Old Trafford,” the former Newcastle United striker wrote on Betvictor.com.
“Louis van Gaal is also likely to have one eye on Wembley but he has a deeper squad to pick from than the Eagles and that, coupled with home advantage, should see the hosts pick up all three points.”
United are a better team than Palace and should be able to win the Premier League matches.
The Red Devils are in the hunt for a top-four finish this season, and the players will be determined to do their best.